Tag archive for ‘Islamic State’
By news On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Two suicide attacks in Iraq’s Kirkuk kill at least five

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers killed at least five people and wounded more than 20 in an attack on a Shi‘ite mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police and medical sources More...

By news On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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U.S. warns of threat to diplomatic staff in Somali capital

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The United States’ diplomatic mission in Somalia has directed all non-essential staff to leave the capital Mogadishu, saying it had received a “specific threat” against its employees. More...

By news On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Islamic State says New York truck attacker is ‘caliphate soldier’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001. The militant group on Thursday More...

By news On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Iraqi Shi’ite militia says will fight IS in Syria border town

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An Iraqi Shi‘ite militia fighting Islamic State in Iraq near the border with Syria will also take on the jihadist group in the Syria border town of Albu Kamal, the militia’s spokesman More...

By news On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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U.S. carries out first strikes against Islamic State in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the U.S. military said on Friday. The Pentagon’s More...

By news On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Fresh losses in Syria and Iraq push Islamic State ‘caliphate’ to the brink

BEIRUT/ERBIL (Reuters) – Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate was all but reduced on Friday to a pair of border towns at the Iraq-Syria frontier, where thousands of fighters were believed to be holding More...

By news On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Islamic State says New York truck attacker is a ‘caliphate soldier’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility, without giving evidence, for a truck attack in New York City earlier this week that killed eight people, the deadliest act More...

By news On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Syrian government says it retakes Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government regained complete control over the eastern city of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State, a Syrian military source and state television reported on Friday. A man stands More...

By news On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Trump renews call for death penalty for New York truck attack suspect

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his call on Thursday for the death penalty against the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by driving a truck down a popular Manhattan More...

By news On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Iraq cannot try Islamic State’s atrocities in Mosul: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iraq is not capable of trying atrocities committed by Islamic State during the battle for Mosul so it must find other routes to justice such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), a More...