extremism in the East

ISIS moves its capital in Syria

ISIS moves its capital in Syria

In the wake of increased airstrikes and pressure applied from three directions by U.S.-backed Syrian forces, the Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria, U.S. defense officials told Fox News. ISIS is now centered …

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

An Iraqi unit with US and Australian advisers was hit by an ISIS mustard agent, CBS reported, adding that 25 Iraqis required treatment but none of the advisers were injured Sunday. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told the Associated …

Death toll in blast targeting evacuees from besieged towns in Aleppo rises to 70

Death toll in blast targeting evacuees from besieged towns in Aleppo rises to 70

Earlier in the day, a blast occurred near a bus convoy evacuating residents of the besieged Shiite towns of Fua and Kefraya to Aleppo, Sputnik reports. The previous death toll was 20 with 50 others …

ISIS claims suicide bomber attack in Kabul

ISIS claims suicide bomber attack in Kabul

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday near the Afghan Defence Ministry. At least one civilian and two members of the Afghan security forces were killed, a ministry spokesman said, adding that the …

 ISIS militants execute 140 civilians in Iraq#039s Mosul

ISIS militants execute 140 civilians in Iraq's Mosul

ISIS militants executed 140 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Security Council of the Iraqi Kurdistan region posted on its Twitter page. "On Monday and Tuesday #ISIS massacred 140 civilians fleeing to areas controlled by …

Trump son-in-law visits Iraq - sources

Trump son-in-law visits Iraq - sources

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq this weekend, a senior administration official told CNN. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the …

Ankara presents US plan of Raqqa liberation from ISIS

Ankara presents US plan of Raqqa liberation from ISIS

Ankara presented a plan for the liberation of Syria's Raqqa from the ISIS terrorist group to the US President Donald Trump, but there has been no response yet, the Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said at a …

Putin on Russian-US relations

Putin on Russian-US relations

Russia perceives the United States as a superpower, with which it wants to establish strong partnership, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking at an Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk. Russian President noted …

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

US State Department warned American citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.  "Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent …

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

The Syrian army repelled an attack launched by rebels from the Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, in the al-Maamel area in eastern outskirts of Damascus, SANA reported. Syrian government forces have …

Damascus clashes damaged Russia#039s embassy building

Damascus clashes damaged Russia's embassy building

One of the Russian embassy’s buildings in Damascus had been damaged in clashes between government and opposition forces, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria, Alexander Kinshchak said. “We have a building that …

Suicide bomber kills dozens of people in Damascus

Suicide bomber kills dozens of people in Damascus

A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported. The attack targeted the Palace of Justice in central Damascus near the Old City. State news agency SANA said several others were …

Yildirim: constitutional changes to put an end to terrorism

Yildirim: constitutional changes to put an end to terrorism

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed to put an end to terrorism in Turkey after the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes. "God willing, 'yes' will win [in the referendum] and the [Fetullah …

Syrian army destroys ISIS bomb-loaded vehicles near Palmyra

Syrian army destroys ISIS bomb-loaded vehicles near Palmyra

The Syrian army destroyed bomb-loaded armored vehicles, which the ISIS militants planned to use against the army positions near Palmyra, an informed source said. "At least two bomb-loaded armored vehicles with suicide attackers …

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria#039s Al Bab

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria's Al Bab

The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) terrorist group has started to leave the besieged northern Syrian town of Al Bab, media reports said Thursday. The Daesh has announced the start of its withdrawal …

Mosul airport #039liberated#039 from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq#039s second city

Mosul airport 'liberated' from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq's second city

Iraqi forces have seized Mosul's airport and a nearby military base from Islamic State, according to state-run media. The US-backed government forces hope to use the airport as a launchpad for their campaign to expel the jihadists from …

Putin names Russian targets in Syria

Putin names Russian targets in Syria

Moscow does not attempt to intervene in the internal affairs of Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, stressing the need to deliver a decisive blow to terrorism. The President noted that today it is a difficult situation in …

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived at the Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip. Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as the new Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, …

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and entered the village of Humeimeh al-Kabireh, taking control of a large part of it after seizing the Humeimeh al-Kabireh hill. The Russian fighter jets carried out several combat …

ISIS militants block access for Aleppo to water

ISIS militants block access for Aleppo to water

ISIS terrorist group militants again blocked access for Syrian Aleppo residents to drinking water from the Al-Khafsa water treatment facility, the province's governor, Hussein Diyab, said. "Armed gangs holding …

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS militants plan to deliver explosives to Syria’s Palmyra in order to inflict maximum damage on architectural landmarks before leaving the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "While the Syrian troops have been …

ISIL recruiter from Dagestan convicted in Mordovia

ISIL recruiter from Dagestan convicted in Mordovia

A native of Dagestan, already serving a sentence in Mordovia, was convicted again by the military district court. This time, he was found guilty of facilitating the terrorist activities. According to the …

Iran willing to open air space to Russian warplanes

Iran willing to open air space to Russian warplanes

A senior Iranian official said on Saturday that Iran was willing to open its air space to Russian warplanes. According to the Iranian official news agency Mehr, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani …

Istanbul night club attack suspect remanded in custody

Istanbul night club attack suspect remanded in custody

A Turkish court on Saturday remanded in custody Abdulgadir Masharipov, the main suspect in an Istanbul night club attack that claimed 39 lives on New Year's Eve, according to a judicial source, Anadolu reported. Masharipov, the …

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

The Syrian army killed over 650 terrorists and terrorists' hardware in their operation to free the town of Tadif near al-Bab, Sputnik reported. "During the fighting near the Tadif populated area, …

Extremists start new #039battle of liberation#039 in Syria

Extremists start new 'battle of liberation' in Syria

The leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Hashem al-Sheikh, said in his first video speech that has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army with the goal of liberating all of Syria's territory. "We …

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

The operations to liberate the Syrian town of al-Bab had made important progress and the next target would be Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference in the …

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants were making rudimentary chemical weapons at the University of Mosul, the US Department of Defense spokesperson Jeff Davis said. The Iraqis have run tests on the chemicals and these proved positive for …

Kremlin disagrees with Trump#039s claims on Iran

Kremlin disagrees with Trump's claims on Iran

The Kremlin does not regard Iran as a terrorist state and it is going to build up relations with that country, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "We disagree with this postulate," Peskov …

Turkey detains 763 people in operations against ISIS

Turkey detains 763 people in operations against ISIS

A total of 763 people were arrested in Turkey since February 5, during simultaneous operations in 29 Turkish provinces against ISIS on Sunday, Turkish police forces said. The operations were conducted as a result of long-term …