extremism in the East

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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Turkey seeks arrest of 360 FETO-linked suspects

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, Anadolu news agency reported. It said 333 of those facing …

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Russian air bases to remain in Syria

The Russian military bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will remain in Syria after the end of the counter-terrorist operation,  the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, said, noting that their …

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Erdogan accuses US of financially supporting ISIS

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US of sponsoring the ISIS terrorist group as well as failing to fulfill the promise to withdraw Syrian Kurdish forces from the Syrian regions liberated from ISIS …

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Last ISIS stronghold in Iraq liberated

Iraqi government troops have liberated the town of Rawa in the Anbar province, the last big stronghold of the ISIS terror group in the country, the offensive's commander, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah said. …

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Central Damascus shelled from mortars

Downtown Damascus was shelled from mortars, one person was killed and 13 were injured, SANA reported, citing a source in the Damascus Police Command. According to the information provided by sources close to Astana talks on the …

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US: ISIS lost 95% of territory in Iraq and Syria

ISIS has lost 95% of the territory in Iraq and Syria, Special Presidential Envoy for the US Global Coalition Brett McGurk said. He noted that since 2014, ISIS has lost 95% of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and …

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Syria's Damascus shelled by militants

A total of three civilians have been killed and 13 others injured in attacks in a neighborhood of the Syrian capital of Damascus . The armed groups reportedly fired mortar shells on Tuesday, inflicting injuries to civilians and damage …

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 Russian strategic bombers strike ISIS targets in Syria

Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have conducted an airstrike against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists near the eastern Syrian city of Abu-Kemal in Deir ez-Zor province, the country's Defense Ministry said on Saturday, RT …

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No ISIS to be left in 2018

The eastern border of Syria will be taken under control of the country's government troops before the end of this year, the head of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov said, noting that by the same date …

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Iraq launches offensive against last ISIS stronghold

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the ISIS militant group. Al-Qaim and Rawa are the last patch of …

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 Largest Syrian oil field taken from ISIS

United States-backed militia fighters seized Syria’s largest oil field from ISIS, according to the militia, narrowly beating pro-government forces to an area critical to the war-torn country’s economy. Although it is unclear …

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