extremism in the East

Foreign nationals detained in Istanbul

Istanbul police’s anti-terror units detained a total of 38 foreign nationals today in simultaneous operations in the province’s 6 districts against ISIS. The suspects were planning terror attacks, according to local …

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Iraqi hackers hack ISIS website

A group of Iraqi hackers Daeshgram made a mockery of ISIS magazine, called Al-Naba, Al Arabiya reported. An image of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi surrounded by dancers and an editorial on the ISIS team at the World Cup caused …

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Iraqi army gains control of entire border with Syria

Iraq’s military on Saturday announced it has gained control of the roughly 600-kilometer (372.82-mile) border strip with Syria, Anadolu Agency reports. Speaking to reporters during a visit to the border strip, Hamid al-Hussieni, commander …

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 Militants carry out attack on Syrian settlements

Jabhat al-Nusra militants had carried out an attack targeting settlements that had joined the government forces in the southern de-escalation zone, the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation reported. Almost 70 al-Nusra …

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Militants' depots with NATO weapons found in Syria

Depots with weapons produced in NATO member-states as well as underground explosive production facilities are being found by members of the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation and Syrian government troops in the territories liberated from …

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ISIS chief propagandist killed in Syria - media

The main propagandist of the ISIS terrorist group was killed in Syria in an airstrike by the Iraqi Air Force, which led to the demise of the militants' propaganda network in Syria. The militant, known as Abu Baraa …

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One of ISIS emirs detained in Turkey

Turkish authorities have detained four suspected senior ISIS extremists in an operation in Turkey's city of Izmir. The suspects include the group's so-called "emir," or ruler, of Syria's Deir el-Zour, and its …

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Iraq carries out air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Iraq carried out air strikes on ISIS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border. Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria …

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US to complete mission to defeat ISIS in Syria

Special US envoy for the global coalition against ISIS Brett McGurk, speaking alongside Votel at an event in Washington, said the US fight against ISIS was not over. "We are in Syria to fight ISIS. That is our …

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ISIS militants claim responsibility for Kabul attack

ISIS terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion in Kabul. The blast that took place near the University of Kabul today amid celebrations of the Nawruz holiday, marking the start of the …

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Suicide bomber attack hits Kabul, dozens killed

A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people today, many of them teenagers, in front of Kabul University, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack, but the Taliban denied involvement on …

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria’s Afrin

One Turkish soldier was killed in Operation Olive Branch carried out by the Turkish army in Syria’s Afrin district  today, according to a military statement. The military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 targets …

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Turkey reports on Afrin operation

Turkey's Armed Forces have killed 1062 terrorists during Operation Olive Branch near Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff reported. "The Air Force hit 19 targets during Operation Olive Branch and destroyed on …

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