Tag Archives: ISIS

US command: Mosul airstrike occured at the request of Iraq forces

Saturday the U.S-led coalition in Iraq said that one of its airstrikes struck fighters and equipment of the ISIS terror group in West Mosul on March 17 at the location where there were reports of more than 100 civilian casualties. Continue reading →

Suspected bomber killed in attempted attack in Turkey

Tuesday a suspected suicide bomber was killed during an attempted attack on a police station in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, private news station NTV reported. Two alleged accomplices are believed to have fled the scene, the station said, citing local journalists.

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After Violence Abroad, Trump Meeting With Security Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in the aftermath of a rattling day of violence around the world.

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot in Ankara

A gunman attacked Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, in the capital of Ankara on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. She added that the ministry would soon comment on “the attack on the Russian ambassador in Turkey”

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Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria as Turkish-backed rebels push to al-Bab

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an attack on Turkish troops in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from ISIS.

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Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Sunday Syria’s fragile cease-fire started to unravel with the first aerial attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo and a southern village that killed at least eight people, violations that came as tensions between the American and Russian brokers of the deal worsened following a deadly U.S. strike on Syrian government forces.

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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop. Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a “source of deep concern”, the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition tweeted.

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Gingrich Blasts Obama, Leaders: ‘Willfully’ Not Telling Truth on Islamic Terrorism

Sunday former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, just hours after shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando blasted the Obama administration as “willfully” avoiding telling Americans the threat of Islamic terrorism and ideology.

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Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria; US officials say ‘accident’ to blame

Last week the Russian military suffered a setback in Syria when fires destroyed four Mi-24 attack helicopters , but U.S. officials tell Fox News the intelligence community believes it was an “accident,” not an Islamic State terror attack. The fires also destroyed more than a dozen trucks at an air base in Tiyas, roughly halfway between Homs and Palmyra.

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Belgium authorities warn of more active terror cells in the country

Authorities in Belgium said said there may be other active terrorist groups in the country. Jan Jambon, the country’s interior minister, warned Saturday there “are perhaps other cells that are still active on our territory.” Brussels remains under the second-highest terror alert, meaning an attack is considered likely.

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