terrorism in the east

Turkey ready to press deeper into Syria after al-Bab victory

Turkey ready to press deeper into Syria after al-Bab victory

Turkey intends to continue its advance into Syria to drive Islamists out of their Raqqa stronghold after securing a strategic town in Syria’s north, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, Sputnik …

Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, BBC reports. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death …

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official. The suspect, Hamza …

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 …

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, the commander of the Rapid Response Unit …

 Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces closing in on the Isis-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base early on Thursday, state television said. Counter-terrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior …

Daesh commander from US killed in Syria

Daesh commander from US killed in Syria

Body of one of the senior commanders of Daesh terrorist group Abu Farik al-Americi was found in the province of Hasakah in northeastern Syria. It is noted that militant had US citizenship. Daesh terrorists found …

White House: Trump ready to cooperate with Moscow in fighting terrorism and growing economy

White House: Trump ready to cooperate with Moscow in fighting terrorism and growing economy

US President Donald Trump will try to find common ground with Russia in fighting terrorism and growing the economy, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer said. "He is going to try. He understands …

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops was …

Israel fired by missiles from Egypt

Israel fired by missiles from Egypt

At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula struck an open field in southern Israel on Monday morning. The rockets hit the Eshkol region, which borders southern Gaza and the northeastern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. No one was …

Afghan forces kill top Al-Qaeda figure, ex-leader of Pakistani militants

Afghan forces kill top Al-Qaeda figure, ex-leader of Pakistani militants

The Afghan security forces have killed a top figure of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network who was leading the Pakistani militants during the Taliban regime, Khaama Press reported. The Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of …

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraq launches operation to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched a major military operation to retake the western part of Mosul from Daesh, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced, RT reports. “We announce the start of a new phase in the operation, …

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 …

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Western states must protect the principle of territorial integrity and NATO needs to strengthen its eastern flank following situation in Ukraine. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, Merkel said that ...

Explosion hits Viransehir in Turkey#039s southeast

Explosion hits Viransehir in Turkey's southeast

A three-year old child has been killed and 15 people have been wounded in a car bomb attack in a town in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Syria, according to the provincial governor and hospital sources, Al Jazeera reported on …

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh setbacks continued on Friday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah advanced further east towards the ancient city of Palmyra, Al-Masdar reports. Led by their 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Kalaabiyah …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey#039s al-Bab operation

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey's al-Bab operation

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has held an inter-committee meeting with his U.S. counterpart General Joseph Dunford at İncirlik Airbase in Turkey, the Turkish military said on Friday. The meeting focused …

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers have launched cruise missile strikes on Daesh targets near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik reports. The ministry said that "reconnaissance means have confirmed …

Syrian Daraa shelled

Syrian Daraa shelled

At least five people were injured in an artillery shelling by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on al-Kashef al-Sharqi in Daraa city, SANA reporter said. The army's control of the rebel-held crossing and chunks of territory in the …

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 …

Responsible for terrorist attack in Istanbul airport to spend more than 3000 years in prison

Responsible for terrorist attack in Istanbul airport to spend more than 3000 years in prison

People accused of involvement in a shooting-and-suicide bombing attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport in June will be sentenced to several life terms in prison, according to an indictment cited by the state-run Anadolu …

Turkish police detains suspected mastermind of Reina attack

Turkish police detains suspected mastermind of Reina attack

Turkish police detained one of the masterminds of the ISIS-linked attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul, which killed 39 people on New Year's Eve. According to a statement by the public prosecutor's office in southwestern …

 600 people detained in Turkey in operations targeting PKK - media

600 people detained in Turkey in operations targeting PKK - media

Turkish police detained almost 600 people in operations across Turkey targeting suspects linked with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, the Anadolu news agency reported. It said senior members of the group were among the …

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 …

Erdogan says Turkish forces advanced into center of Syrian town of al-Bab

Erdogan says Turkish forces advanced into center of Syrian town of al-Bab

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkish forces have entered the center of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab and the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, banned in Russia) jihadists started …

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 …