extremism in the East

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS militants blew up all of the remaining bridges on the Tigris River in the center of Mosul, Al Arabiya News channel reported. Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's …

 Turkey urges US to stop support extremists

Turkey urges US to stop support extremists

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin lashed out at the US military after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance it backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants …

Syrian officials reach agreement to fix damaged water source

Syrian officials reach agreement to fix damaged water source

The Syrian government had agreed with rebels in the Wadi Barada area for technicians to enter a damaged spring facility that supplies water to the capital, the governor of Syria's Damascus Countryside province Alaa Munir …

Fadi Kunbar drives his truck into crowd in Jerusalem

Fadi Kunbar drives his truck into crowd in Jerusalem

Israeli police identified the suspect behind the deadly truck ramming attack in Jerusalem as an Arab resident of the city.  "The terrorist who murdered 4 soldiers and injured 13 others in truck attack is an Arab resident, …

Israel responds ISIS terrorist attack

Israel responds ISIS terrorist attack

Israel's security cabinet approved a number of measures in response to the truck ramming attack that left four IDF officers dead and 17 other people wounded in Jerusalem. The cabinet approved administrative detention for anyone …

Pentagon chief on Russia#039s efforts in fighting ISIS

Pentagon chief on Russia's efforts in fighting ISIS

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Moscow has done "virtually zero" in fighting the ISIL and has instead made "the ending of the Syrian civil war there harder."   "They came in, they …

 Links of Istanbul nightclub attacker established

Links of Istanbul nightclub attacker established

The gunman who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day is probably Uighur and Turkey has established his possible locations and links, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said …

Turkish military kills 38 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish military kills 38 ISIS militants in Syria

At least 38 ISIS terrorists, including a so-called commander were killed in northern Syria in the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement …

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, expressed concern over the suffering of the people who are living in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is trying to drive out ISIS …

Ravil Gaynutdin welcomes ceasefire in Syria

Ravil Gaynutdin welcomes ceasefire in Syria

The head of the Russian Muftis Council, mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, said that he warmly welcomes and fully supports the agreement on cease-fire and the start of peace talks in Syria. Gaynutdin stressed the fundamental …

26 ISIS terrorists killed by Turkish airstrikes

26 ISIS terrorists killed by Turkish airstrikes

Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes in the Syrian areas of al-Bab and Daglabash, killing 26 militants, the Turkish Armed Forces said on Friday. "Turkish warplanes killed 26 ISIS members including high ranking terrorists …

Mosul almost liberated from ISIS

Mosul almost liberated from ISIS

Iraqi government forces have liberated all but 16 of the districts in Mosul from the ISIS jihadist group, the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari …

Russian sappers demine almost thousand hectares in Aleppo

Russian sappers demine almost thousand hectares in Aleppo

The Russian sappers have demined an area of 966 hectares (2,387 acres) in eastern Aleppo since December 5, clearing nearly 350 kilometers (about 217 miles) of roads of explosive devices, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation …

Mass burials of tortured Syrians found in Aleppo

Mass burials of tortured Syrians found in Aleppo

Mass graves of torture victims have been uncovered in liberated Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov …

ISIS militants kill 30 civilians in Syria

ISIS militants kill 30 civilians in Syria

The Turkish army accused ISIS extremists of killing at least 30 civilians seeking to flee the flash point Syrian town of Al-Bab which Ankara and its rebel allies have been seeking to capture for weeks. The army said that the civilians …

Iraqi air force drops four million letters in Mosul providing hope to civilians

Iraqi air force drops four million letters in Mosul providing hope to civilians

The Iraqi Air Force on Thursday air dropped four million letters to the long-suffering residents of Mosul, to encourage and support them while they await liberation from ISIS, as the operation to take Mosul enters its second month, the …

Ambassador Karlov awarded Hero of Russia title

Ambassador Karlov awarded Hero of Russia title

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree to award the Hero of Russia title to Ambassador Andrey Karlov murdered in Turkey, the Kremlin press service said. "To award the title of Hero of …

Jaish al-Fatah claims responsibility for murder of Andrey Karlov - media

Jaish al-Fatah claims responsibility for murder of Andrey Karlov - media

The Jaish al-Fatah armed coalition, which includes the Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham extremist group, has claimed responsibility for the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, TASS reports with reference to the Al-Youm …

Kazakh forces neutralizes extremist organization

Kazakh forces neutralizes extremist organization

The Kazakh National Security Committee has launched a special operation to neutralize cells of the Takfir wal-Hijra religious extremist organization on the national territory, the committee said. The operation is in progress in the …

Syrian army repels massive Daesh attack on T4 base near Palmyra

Syrian army repels massive Daesh attack on T4 base near Palmyra

Syrian army units and loyal militias stationed at the Tiyas T4 airbase to the west of Palmyra have repelled a massive attack by Daesh militants, a militia source said Saturday. On Monday, Palmyra was recaptured by Daesh months …

Turkish blast: Several dead as Kayseri bus hit

Turkish blast: Several dead as Kayseri bus hit

A suspected car bomb in Turkey has killed 13 soldiers aboard a bus and wounded 48 more, the Turkish army says. The blast destroyed a bus carrying soldiers who had been allowed to visit a local market. An army spokesman said civilians …

Russian Defense Ministry: Aleppo liberated

Russian Defense Ministry: Aleppo liberated

The Syrian army is fully controlling the Syrian city of Aleppo, a clearing operation of remaining militants is underway, the Russian military's Center for Reconciliation in Syria said. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that …

Aleppo evacuation suspended by rebels

Aleppo evacuation suspended by rebels

A deal to evacuate civilians from the besieged districts of east Aleppo has been suspended and is at risk of unravelling after rebels refused to allow a simultaneous evacuation of the wounded in two pro-government villages that had been part of …

Militants violate deal on evacuation from Aleppo

Militants violate deal on evacuation from Aleppo

Militants in Syria’s Aleppo violated the agreement on leaving the city and used the ceasefire to begin hostilities again, the Russian reconciliation center said. The center said that it had prepared means for evacuation of …

ISIS militants execute dozens of people in Iraq - media

ISIS militants execute dozens of people in Iraq - media

ISIS militants have executed 28 army recruits southwest of Kirkuk, a police official said Wednesday. "ISIS members executed today 28 army and Sahwa recruits at a district in Hawija 55 km southwest of Kirkuk,” the head of …

Assad explains why ISIS attacked Palmyra

Assad explains why ISIS attacked Palmyra

ISIS terrorist group has attacked Palmyra in response to a successful advance of the Syrian government army in Aleppo, the Syrian President Bashar Assad said. "Because ISIS, if you look at the timing of their …

Russia to design virtual tour of Palmyra before ISIS-inflicted damage

Russia to design virtual tour of Palmyra before ISIS-inflicted damage

Russian archeologists plan to produce in 2017 a virtual tour of the antique compound of monuments in Palmyra before destruction of the latter by units of the ISIS terrorists in 2015, the Deputy Director of the St Petersburg-based Institute for …

 Thousand of Aleppo citizens leave militant-held areas

Thousand of Aleppo citizens leave militant-held areas

About 8500 people, including 2900 children, were able to leave militant-controlled areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo in the past 24 hours with the help of Russian servicemen, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said. According …

 ISIS detain 35 former Iraqi intelligence officers

ISIS detain 35 former Iraqi intelligence officers

ISIS militants have detained 35 former Iraqi army intelligence officers in the Iraqi city of Hawija, the local media reports with reference to security sources. “At a very late time of Sunday, ISIS members detained 35 former …

 Europol: terrororists to step up attacks on Europe

Europol: terrororists to step up attacks on Europe

Europol has warned that militants from so-called ISIS will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East. The European police force says more foreign fighters will try to come back to Europe, and …