extremism in the East

 Ankara reveals number of terrorists killed last year

Turkey's Armed Forces killed 7016 terrorists in 2017, according to the annual report on the country's fight against terrorism. According to the report, 7016 terrorists were killed last year in security operations, of whom …

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ISIS 'agriculture minister' arrested in Turkey

ISIS co-called agriculture minister was arrested today during an anti-terror operation across Turkey, local media reported. Ten ISIS terror suspects were arrested in  counter-terrorism operation in Turkey's Kayseri …

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ISIS claims attack on airport in Egypt's Sinai

An ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for a missile attack the previous day that targeted an airport in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula during an unpublicized visit to the facility by the defense and interior ministers. In a …

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Russia to protect Syria from US militants

Russia will help Syrian President Bashar Assad to prevent the US actions aimed at destabilizing the country, the head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev said, commenting the Russian Center’s for …

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Trump: US wins against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

US President Donald Trump said the U.S. has won the fight against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq and is pursuing the extremists as they spread elsewhere. "We’ve won in Syria, we’ve won in Iraq, but …

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 Chinese hobby drones used against ISIS

X-8 commercial drones manufactured by China-based Skywalker Technologies are used for military reconnaissance, artillery spotting and even aerial bombing against ISIS as soldiers fighting in Iraq and Syria have discovered, the Financial Times …

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Turkey seeks arrest of 360 FETO-linked suspects

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, Anadolu news agency reported. It said 333 of those facing …

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Russian air bases to remain in Syria

The Russian military bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will remain in Syria after the end of the counter-terrorist operation,  the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, said, noting that their …

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Erdogan accuses US of financially supporting ISIS

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US of sponsoring the ISIS terrorist group as well as failing to fulfill the promise to withdraw Syrian Kurdish forces from the Syrian regions liberated from ISIS …

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Last ISIS stronghold in Iraq liberated

Iraqi government troops have liberated the town of Rawa in the Anbar province, the last big stronghold of the ISIS terror group in the country, the offensive's commander, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah said. …

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Central Damascus shelled from mortars

Downtown Damascus was shelled from mortars, one person was killed and 13 were injured, SANA reported, citing a source in the Damascus Police Command. According to the information provided by sources close to Astana talks on the …

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US: ISIS lost 95% of territory in Iraq and Syria

ISIS has lost 95% of the territory in Iraq and Syria, Special Presidential Envoy for the US Global Coalition Brett McGurk said. He noted that since 2014, ISIS has lost 95% of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and …

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