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Over 50 Islamic State fighters slain

BAGHDAD, Nov 11, (Agencies): The US military says American and Iraqi forces killed more than 50 Islamic State militants, including several commanders, in northern Iraq last month. US Central Command said Sunday that an Oct 30 operation in Salahuddin province killed five IS leaders and more than 30 other militants, …

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Islamic State group (DAESH) hostages freed

DAMASCUS, Nov 8, (Agencies): Syria said Thursday it had freed all 19 remaining Druze women and children abducted in July by the Islamic State group from the southern province of Sweida. Relatives gathered in their home region to greet those released after over three months of gruelling captivity during which …

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At least 200 mass graves in Iraq

GENEVA, Nov 6, (Agencies): More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by the so-called Islamic State (IS) or ISIL in Iraq, according to a UN report released Tuesday. The report highlights the legacy of ISIL’s relentless campaign of …

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Raid targeting IS group kills 14 Afghan civilians

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Oct 25, (Agencies): Afghan officials launched an investigation Wednesday into claims at least 14 civilians were killed in a military ground operation targeting the Islamic State group in their stronghold in eastern Afghanistan. Following Tuesday night’s raid by Afghan special forces in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, scores …

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Foreign jihadists led ‘DAESH’ atrocities against Iraq Yazidis

PARIS, Oct 25, (AP): Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group’s atrocities against minority Yazidis, an international human rights group said Thursday, citing testimony and documentation from survivors of an organized system of killing and enslavement. In a report, the Paris-based …

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US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters

BEIRUT, Oct 20, (Agencies): An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group’s last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for …

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Tough IS fight ahead

PARIS, Oct 2, (Agencies): The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces “a tough fight” to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. While the extremists have lost almost all of the self-declared “caliphate” they held across Iraq and …

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Russian Syria strikes kill 18,000 – DAESH cell found in Raqqa

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (Agencies): More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention exactly three years ago, a monitor said Sunday. Russia, for its part, said its “accurate” strikes had killed 85,000 “terrorists”. A steadfast …

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ISIS deputy given death

BAGHDAD, Sept 19, (Agencies): An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the …

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Baghdadi alive, said irrelevant

BEIRUT, Aug 25, (Agencies): The US-led coalition said Thursday the leadership of the Islamic State group was now “irrelevant” after IS issued an audio message it said was by its chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi. Coalition spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan’s statement came after Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage “jihad” …

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