Daesh (Islamic State)

Saudi FM questions why Iran never attacked by terrorists, hints at #039deal#039

Saudi FM questions why Iran never attacked by terrorists, hints at 'deal'

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Jubeir suggested that a possible deal could be preventing Iran from being attacked by terrorist organizations such as Daesh and al-Qaeda, Sputnik reports. The move …

Iran#039s Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be …

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched a major military operation to retake the western part of Mosul from Daesh, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced, RT reports. “We announce the start of a new phase in the operation, …

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh setbacks continued on Friday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah advanced further east towards the ancient city of Palmyra, Al-Masdar reports. Led by their 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Kalaabiyah …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers have launched cruise missile strikes on Daesh targets near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik reports. The ministry said that "reconnaissance means have confirmed …

David Petraeus: US-Turkish relations revolve around Syria

David Petraeus: "US-Turkish relations revolve around Syria"

US want to defeat Daesh as soon as possible, which requires greater involvement in Syria

Mikhail Remizov: Russia tries to make the US recognize achieved agreements on Syria

Mikhail Remizov: "Russia tries to make the US recognize achieved agreements on Syria"

President of the Institute of National Strategy on second Syrian meeting in Astana

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Trump is aware of Turkey's strong presence in the Middle East as he focuses on determining the U.S.'s road map in the region

We know where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding says Iraqi PM

"We know where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding" says Iraqi PM

Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is virtually alone in hiding and is being closely monitored, Iraq’s prime minister has revealed, The Telegraph reports. Haider al-Abadi, who is usually not drawn …

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces have killed over 30 Daesh jihadists and destroyed 39 targets over the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation near the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, Sputnik reports. According to the …

60 Daesh suspects detained in Turkish capital

60 Daesh suspects detained in Turkish capital

Anti-terrorism police in the capital Ankara have detained 60 Daesh-linked suspects early Sunday morning, security sources said, Anadolu agency reports. The suspects, most of them foreign nationals, have been charged with being members …

When Will ISIS End?

When Will ISIS End?

yrian Army, Russia Bomb Islamic State In Aleppo As Iraqi Troops Battle For Mosul

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has directed the Pentagon to seek an increase in overall spending to address shortfalls and "new requirements" needed to accelerate the campaign against Daesh, according to a memo …

Kazakhstan#039s Back On Washington#039s Radar

Kazakhstan's Back On Washington's Radar

A case of taking the man out of the oil industry, but not taking the oil industry out of the man

Can Washington reset ties with Russia?

Can Washington reset ties with Russia?

With Russia’s bargaining capacity much higher now, it will demand greater compromises from the U.S. for a potential détente

Kadyrov: Russia and US will easily defeat Daesh

Kadyrov: Russia and US will easily defeat Daesh

Together, Russia and the United States can easily put an end to terrorists in Iraq and Syria, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said, commenting on phone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Donald …

Schoolgirl saved from Daesh in Dagestan

Schoolgirl saved from Daesh in Dagestan

FSB officers saved schoolgirl from terrorists who recruited her to become suicide bomber. The girl was found in one of the villages of Dagestan.   …

New hope: Officials react to first phone conversation between Putin and Trump

New hope: Officials react to first phone conversation between Putin and Trump

On January 28, US President Donald Trump called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time since his inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20. During the …

Russia and Turkey smash Daesh terrorists during joint operation in Syria

Russia and Turkey smash Daesh terrorists during joint operation in Syria

The Russian Aerospace Force and the Turkish Air Force on Thursday held a joint operation against units of the Islamic State terrorist grouping near the township of Al-Bab, Syria's Aleppo Governorate, the Russian Defense Ministry said, TASS …

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

The Syrian opposition is "waiting for something more than statements"

 Talks on Syria#039s Civil War off to a Rocky Start

Talks on Syria's Civil War off to a Rocky Start

The negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital continue today

What does Security Council expect from Astana?

What does Security Council expect from Astana?

Security Council Welcomes Astana Talks on Syria

11 Daesh terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

11 Daesh terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

Eleven Daesh terrorists were “neutralized” and two others were injured in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of Turkey-backed Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish military said early Sunday, Anadolu agency reports. …

Turkey softens stance towards Bashar al-Assad in Syria settlement

Turkey softens stance towards Bashar al-Assad in Syria settlement

This comes as Turky focuses on countering IS and the US-backed Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria#039s al-Bab

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria's al-Bab

Moscow says nine of its jets joined Turkish air force in 'highly effective' bombing of Islamic State targets

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh is bringing large amounts of explosives to Palmyra, apparently with the aim to wipe out historical monuments in that city, Head of the Main Operations Department of Russia’s General Staff Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy …

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

On Wednesday, Russia’s Aerospace Force and Turkey’s Air Force are conducting the first joint air operation against the Daesh terror group on the outskirts of the al-Bab town in the Aleppo province, Head of the Main Operations …

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

A leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohammed Alloush, will head the rebel delegation

Russia invites United States to Astana

Russia invites United States to Astana

An invite to Syria talks is first sign of enhanced US-Russia relations under Trump