extremism in the East

 ISIS #039minister of war#039 killed in Aleppo - source

ISIS 'minister of war' killed in Aleppo - source

The Syrian army said it had killed ISIS group's "minister of war" among other senior figures in operations east of the northern city of Aleppo, Syrian state media said. A source identified the war minister as Abu …

Explosion strikes Damascus suburb

Explosion strikes Damascus suburb

A suicide attacker in an explosives-laden car caused a blast in a southern suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, a local security service source said. "The explosion most likely occurred at the army checkpoint at the entrance …

Two killed in Syria#039s Homs car bombing

Two killed in Syria's Homs car bombing

Two people have been killed and 40 injured in a car bomb explosion in the eastern neighborhood of the Syrian city of Homs, an informed source said. "According to preliminary data that we received, two people were killed and 40 …

Rebels leave last opposition district in Syria#039s Homs

Rebels leave last opposition district in Syria's Homs

The last buses carrying rebel fighters and their families left a besieged district of Syria's Homs on Sunday, completing a deal to bring the whole city back under government control for the first time since the start of the war, Reuters …

ISIS may be forming a ‘chemical weapons cell’ in Syria

ISIS may be forming a ‘chemical weapons cell’ in Syria

ISIS is forming a “chemical weapons cell” made up of countless experts from Iraq and Syria, New York Post reports. A US official told CNN that the terror group is gathering all of its chemical weapons specialists …

ISIS target civilians escaping towards SDF-held regions

ISIS target civilians escaping towards SDF-held regions

ISIS mercenaries have killed a civilian and wounded 5 others as they were attempting to flee to the liberated areas by SDF on the outskirts of al-Raqqa city, local media reported. Muhamad al-Rifai, 62, lost his life while his …

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

The US will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from Turkey. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the …

Militants leave Barzeh district in Syria#039s Damascus

Militants leave Barzeh district in Syria's Damascus

The first group of the militants and their family members began leaving the Barzeh neighborhood in the Syrian capital of Damascus, heading toward the city of Idlib under the deal reached by the country's government and a number of armed …

ISIS builds network of tunnels beneath Mosul - media

ISIS builds network of tunnels beneath Mosul - media

ISIS built an extensive network of tunnels beneath Mosul to hide and store munitions. The discovery of the ISIS machine is credited to the Iraqi Army’s 9th Division, after which a technical adviser with Conflict Armament Research, …

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 …