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Cousin of ISIS leader Baghdadi captured in Iraq

A cousin of ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Hamed Shaker Saba’ al-Badri, better known by the nom de guerre Abu Khaldun, has been captured in Iraq’s province of Kirkuk. Iraqi security analyst Hisham al-Hashemi …

Explosion in Raqqa kills  three

A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing at least 3 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said, AhlulBayt News Agency reports. The ministry said more than 20 people were …

Ankara confirms it captured sister of ISIS leader

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of  ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the terrorist group banned in Russia), who was killed in a U.S. raid, a senior Turkish official said. "Turkey has captured Abu …

Wanted PKK terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey

One of two terrorists neutralized in an operation by Turkish security forces in eastern Turkey was on the country's wanted list, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Nov. 1, Hurriyet daily news reports. …

Turkey arrests 11 suspects over links to Daesh

Some 11 suspects, including high-level targets, were arrested Friday in central Turkey over links to the Daesh terror group, according to a security source, Middle East Monitor reported citing Anadolu. As part of efforts against Daesh, …

U.S. introduces Russia and Turkey sanctions bill

U.S. senators introduced legislation that would slap sanctions on Russia following its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, senator Bob Menendez wrote on Twitter. The bill, from Sens. Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, …

Turkey eliminates 673 terrorists in northern Syria

A total of 673 People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists have been neutralized since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. The ministry updated on Twitter the figure of the …

Putin doubts Turkey to be able to contain ISIS in Syria

Turkey may not be able to contain militants from the ISIS terror group (outlawed in Russia) active in northern Syria while conducting a military operation in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the …