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Iraq launches operation to clear desert near Syria of Islamic State

12 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State in a final push to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said.

Russian bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday long-range bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, the RIA news agency reported.

Iraqi militia indicates will hand heavy guns to army after Islamic State quashed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A prominent Iraqi militia indicated on Thursday it would give any heavy weapons it had to the military once Islamic State was defeated and rejected a proposed U.S. congressional bill designating it a terrorist gr...

In 'unprecedented' hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group's online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an "unprecedented" silence. IS, which uses messaging application Telegram...Show More Summary

Iraq launches final sweep to flush out IS

Iraqi forces launched a sweep through the western desert to flush out remaining Islamic State group fighters on Thursday, an operation the prime minister has said will spell the jihadists' "final defeat" in the country. The arid, sparsely...Show More Summary

Iraq to declare final victory over Islamic State after desert campaign

13 hours agoNews : The Lookout

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday Islamic State had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after IS militants were routed in the desert. Show More Summary

The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On

Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.

Iran declares 'victory' over IS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory. Iran is one of the main international backers of Syrian...Show More Summary

Putin’s Pulling Together a Pro-Assad Alliance. Where Does That Leave the U.S.?

19 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Now that the so-called Islamic State has been defeated on the ground, Russia wants to shape the future of Syria and the region. Trump seems to be OK with that.

It's Getting Hot in Saudi Arabia: Nelly to Headline Men-Only Concert in Islamic Kingdom

The U.S. rapper may not be able to perform some of his more racy songs in the conservative Gulf state.

Six Syrian asylum seekers arrested in Germany over Christmas terror plot

"the men were suspected of acting on behalf of the Islamic State..." The post Six Syrian asylum seekers arrested in Germany over Christmas terror plot appeared first on Hot Air.

Six Syrian men arrested across Germany on suspicion of Isil 'Christmas market' plot

Six Syrian men were arrested in raids across Germany on Tuesday morning on suspicion of planning a terror attack on behalf of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil). According to unconfirmed reports, the target of the planned attack was a traditional Christmas market which opens in the western city of Essen next week. Show More Summary

Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territory is overrun.

Philippines' Duterte defends troops on looting in Marawi siege

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the bloody battle against Islamic State followers in the southern city of Marawi. Duterte also assured soldiers...Show More Summary

Germany detains six Syrian suspected of planning attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday detained six Syrians suspected of planning an attack using weapons or explosives on behalf of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

The Islamic State Is Finished In Iraq and Syria, Iran Declares

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Tehran has been aiding Baghdad and Damascus in their battles against the group.

Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet on Wednesday for the first in a series of summits aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria, now regime forces have an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State group. Russian...Show More Summary

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