World Apr 15, 2019

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander and four fighters

Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition warplanes have been carrying out airstrikes in the area, targeting militant hideouts, for three days. The elite Counter Terrorism ...

World Apr 13, 2019

Syria's air defenses intercept Israeli missiles near city of Hama

Israeli planes targeted a military position near the province of Hama in Syria on Saturday, but Syrian air defences intercepted and downed some of the rockets, Syrian state television said on Saturday. Citing military sources, SANA news agency and Syrian state television said that Israeli ...

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

World Apr 11, 2019

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled from the fighting. The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar held positions in the suburbs about 11 km ...

World Apr 3, 2019

Islamic State-backed Boko Haram faction publishes 'execution' video

Boko Haram's Islamic State-backed faction has claimed to have executed five Nigerian soldiers but security sources told AFP on Tuesday three of those killed were civilian militia members. The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) video, dated April 1 and said to have been filmed ...