extremism in the East

Turkish soldier killed in Syria’s Afrin

One Turkish soldier was killed in Operation Olive Branch carried out by the Turkish army in Syria’s Afrin district  today, according to a military statement. The military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 targets …

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Turkey reports on Afrin operation

Turkey's Armed Forces have killed 1062 terrorists during Operation Olive Branch near Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff reported. "The Air Force hit 19 targets during Operation Olive Branch and destroyed on …

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US starts Iraq drawdown after defeating ISIS - media

US troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the ISIS group last year, according to Western contractors at a US-led coalition base in Iraq. The contractors said that dozens of …

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 Twelve extremists detained in south Kazakhstan

  Police in South Kazakhstan Region have detained twelve supporters of destructive religious movements during raids carried out yesterday, a regional police spokesperson said. They were detained for extremism …

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Turkish jets hit Afrin, "Olive Branch" operation begins

The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated that the country's warplanes have bombed YPG, PYD targets in the Syrian city of Afrin, Mehr news agency reports. Explosions heard from Afrin after Turkish jets cross Turkey-Syria border, …

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3 arrested in Istanbul for suspected links to Daesh

At least three people were arrested in Istanbul over their links to the Daesh terrorist organization, a police official said early Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. The anti-terror police carried a simultaneous operation in Arnavutkoy …

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 Ankara reveals number of terrorists killed last year

Turkey's Armed Forces killed 7016 terrorists in 2017, according to the annual report on the country's fight against terrorism. According to the report, 7016 terrorists were killed last year in security operations, of whom …

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ISIS 'agriculture minister' arrested in Turkey

ISIS co-called agriculture minister was arrested today during an anti-terror operation across Turkey, local media reported. Ten ISIS terror suspects were arrested in  counter-terrorism operation in Turkey's Kayseri …

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ISIS claims attack on airport in Egypt's Sinai

An ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for a missile attack the previous day that targeted an airport in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula during an unpublicized visit to the facility by the defense and interior ministers. In a …

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Russia to protect Syria from US militants

Russia will help Syrian President Bashar Assad to prevent the US actions aimed at destabilizing the country, the head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev said, commenting the Russian Center’s for …

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Trump: US wins against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

US President Donald Trump said the U.S. has won the fight against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq and is pursuing the extremists as they spread elsewhere. "We’ve won in Syria, we’ve won in Iraq, but …

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 Chinese hobby drones used against ISIS

X-8 commercial drones manufactured by China-based Skywalker Technologies are used for military reconnaissance, artillery spotting and even aerial bombing against ISIS as soldiers fighting in Iraq and Syria have discovered, the Financial Times …

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