terrorism in the east

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, …

Naryshkin: no one immune from terrorist attacks

Naryshkin: no one immune from terrorist attacks

No single country, no single region can be a safe haven, no one is immune from terrorist attacks, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service chief Sergey Naryshkin said at the 6th Moscow Conference on International …

Bortnikov: countries fighting terrorism use too disparate approaches

Bortnikov: countries fighting terrorism use too disparate approaches

The countries fighting terrorism still use disparate approaches, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security. Bortnikov stressed …

ISIS intends to unite forces with other terrorist groups

ISIS intends to unite forces with other terrorist groups

Russian Federal Security Service FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security that the FSB has data on ISIS (outlawed in Russia) holding negotiations with other terror groups to unite …

 PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

Turkish Air Forces could not have struck the positions of Kurdish militias in northern Syria and Iraq without receiving approval from the US-led coalition in the first place, the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih …

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in northeast Syria

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in northeast Syria

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said. A Syrian Kurdish militia force said the strikes hit a media center, a local …

Iran considers Syria #039chemical attack#039 provocation of Turkey and terrorists

Iran considers Syria 'chemical attack' provocation of Turkey and terrorists

Iran considers that the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 was a provocation staged by Turkey and Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), a diplomatic source from the Iranian delegation, which is …

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 …

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Turkish soldiers clashed with Kurdish militants in a rural area of southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border on Friday morning, the armed forces said. The firefight occurred around 9.30 am (0630 GMT) in the Uludere district of Sirnak …

Kadyrov discusses Chechen battalions in Syria

Kadyrov discusses Chechen battalions in Syria

There are two battalions from Chechnya in Syria. They change with each other every two or three months, the head of the republic Ramzan Kadyrov said. According to him, the majority of soldiers are Muslims, who …

Iraqi gov#039t forces kill militants#039 chiefs in Mosul

Iraqi gov't forces kill militants' chiefs in Mosul

Iraqi government forces have killed at least six field chiefs of the Islamic State (IS, Daesh) in Mosul, Kuwait News Agency reported. Among them was the top man in charge of chemicalwarfare, know by his nome de …

Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC deal

Iraq may seek exemption from OPEC deal

Iraq may seek to be exempt from a deal between oil exporters to reduce global supply in order to support crude prices and ask to boost its own output, the leader of the nation's Shi'ite ruling coalition Ammar al-Hakim …

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 …

IS leader directed insurgent who committed terrorist attack in Berlin

IS leader directed insurgent who committed terrorist attack in Berlin

The IS leader directed an insurgent who committed the terrorist attack in Berlin. A terrorist Anis Amri, who committed the terrorist attack at the Christmas market in central Berlin in December last year, received orders directly from …

US military drops #039mother of all bombs on IS#039 in Afghanistan

US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan

The US military has dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says, BBC reports. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as …

Erdogan: Turkey won#039t stop fighting terrorism

Erdogan: Turkey won't stop fighting terrorism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech at a rally held in the province of Ordu that Turkey won't stop fighting against terrorism. At the same time, he noted that over the past year and ten months, …

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has no information on fatalities as a result of an air strike by planes of the US-led international coalition in the Syrian city Deir ez-Zor, the ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov …

Hundreds of Syrians poisoned in US-led coalition’s strike on ISIS depot

Hundreds of Syrians poisoned in US-led coalition’s strike on ISIS depot

Hundreds of people died from poisoning after an air strike by the US-led coalition on the headquarters and the depots of the ISIS terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) near Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian army command said in a statement circulated by …

412 suspected PKK terrorists detained in Turkey

412 suspected PKK terrorists detained in Turkey

Anti-terror operations were conducted in 21 Turkish provinces, leading to the arrest of 412 suspects from the PKK terrorist organization and its umbrella structure, the KCK, the country's Ministry of the Interior said. Police also …

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 …

Turkish court arrests Chechnya native detained with explosives - media

Turkish court arrests Chechnya native detained with explosives - media

A court in Turkey ruled to arrest Russian Citizen Djamalali Gadjiev, who was detained earlier at the border with Syria carrying 1.5 kilograms of explosives, two grenades and a suicide vest, Anadolu reported. Gadjiev is …

Turkey#039s Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack - media

Turkey's Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack - media

An explosion at a police compound in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir was the result of a terrorist attack, the country's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "It turned out that the explosion was the result of …

Russia and Iran: US actions help ISIS

Russia and Iran: US actions help ISIS

Defense ministers of Russia and Iran, Sergey Shoigu and Hossein Dehqan, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday discussed the situation in the region following a US missile strike on Syria, the press service …

 Powerful explosion hits Turkey#039s Diyarbakir - media

Powerful explosion hits Turkey's Diyarbakir - media

An explosion in a police compound in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir wounded several people, the Dogan news agency reported. A police source said the explosion appeared to have taken place in a vehicle repair section of the …

McCain: administration rhetoric partially to blame for Idlib chemical attack

McCain: administration rhetoric "partially to blame" for Idlib chemical attack

US Senator John McCain said comments made by people in President Donald Trump’s administration are 'partially to blame' for encouraging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s …

 Azerbaijani President offers condolences to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over terrorist attacks in Egypt

Azerbaijani President offers condolences to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over terrorist attacks in Egypt

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has offered condolences to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over two bomb blasts which struck Coptic churches. "We were deeply shocked by heavy …

Attacks on country combating terrorism help extremists, Lavrov told to Tillerson

Attacks on country combating terrorism help extremists, Lavrov told to Tillerson

Russian and US foreign ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson, discussed on the phone the situation in Syria after the US air strikes on the military airfield in Homs. The according message was published on the official Russian Foreign …

Bus explosion in Syria#039s Homs kills one

Bus explosion in Syria's Homs kills one

An explosive device went off in a bus in a village of Hisyah in the Syrian western province of Homs, killing one and injuring at least 25 people, a source told Sputnik on Saturday.  According to the source, the device was planted …

PKK claims responsibility for attack on Turkish security forces

PKK claims responsibility for attack on Turkish security forces

Military wing of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the attack on Turkish security forces in the east of the country, press release of the organization says. It is reported that on April 6, PKK …