Tag archive for ‘Islamic State’
By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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ISIS driven out of last major Iraq stronghold in final battle to wipe out caliphate | World | News

The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, comes four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due to be held in northern Iraq, including Kirkuk. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle More...

By news On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Turkish tanks trained on northern Iraq in show of force ahead of vote

SIRNAK, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish troops dug in on the country’s southern border on Tuesday and turned their weapons toward Kurdish-run northern Iraq, where authorities plan an independence referendum More...

By news On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, near U.S.-backed forces

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group said, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed militias More...

By news On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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U.N. chief: Northern Iraq vote would detract from Islamic State fight

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that a planned Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region “would detract from More...

By news On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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British police arrest second man over London train bombing

LONDON (Reuters) – A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping More...

By news On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Syrian army and allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State, a Syrian military source said. The army pushed into the city this More...

By news On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Syrian army, allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian troops seized a suburb of the city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State militants, a military source said. Oil-rich Deir al-Zor province, More...

By news On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield. More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Police arrest man at Dover port, search house in London bomb manhunt

LONDON (Reuters) – British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a house in a small town outside London on Saturday as they hunted for whoever planted a bomb on a commuter train More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Pro-Damascus alliance declares Syria offensive near Iraq border

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A military alliance fighting together with the Syrian army said it launched an assault in the east of the country on Saturday to drive Islamic State militants from the border with Iraq. More...