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Iraq: Car bombings in Mosul kill 15 civilians, 8 policemen

Three car bombs ripped through an outdoor market in Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and eight policemen, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement.


Tunisian suspect in Berlin market attack faced past German terror probe, official says

The prime suspect sought in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market – a 24-year-old Tunisian migrant – was the subject of a terrorism probe in Germany earlier this …


Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers …


Islamic State extremists claim Berlin attack

The Islamic State extremist group is claiming responsibility for the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and left nearly 50 injured.


U.S. says it concluded its anti-ISIS campaign in Libya

The U.S. says it has concluded its campaign against the Islamic State group’s affiliate in Libya after the downfall of the group in its only remaining foothold in the chaotic …


Aleppo and Mosul, bound together by history, are now part of a 21st century tragedy

Just 300 miles separate Mosul, Iraq, and Aleppo, Syria, two cities very much in the news in recent months. They are in the grips of separate government-led offensives to reclaim …


$25 million reward for information leading to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

The United States has more than doubled its offer of a reward to $25 million for information leading to the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph.


Coalition airstrikes destroy air defense weapon in Syria

Coalition airstrikes destroyed an air defense system that Islamic State militants had captured last weekend when they retook the Syrian city of Palmyra from Russian and Syrian regime forces.


Russia rejects US concern about IS seizing arms in Syria

The Russian military has scoffed at a top U.S. general’s suggestion that military equipment seized by the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Palmyra could pose a threat …


Islamic State group may have air defenses in Syria town

Militants from the Islamic State group got control of military equipment and weapons, possibly including air defense equipment, when they recaptured the Syrian town of Palmyra, the top U.S. general …


Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt …


Report criticizes lack of transparency in ISIS fight

A report released Monday by Airwars, a London-based project aimed at tracking the U.S.-led coalition’s air strikes targeting the Islamic State group, criticized the coalition’s lack of transparency when assessing …


Islamic State militants re-enter Syria’s historic Palmyra

Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.


Somalia recaptures town from ISIS-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.


Syrian army retakes Aleppo’s old city as rebels discuss exit

Syrian government forces swept through the Old City of Aleppo on Wednesday morning as rebel forces – besieged and facing certain defeat – debated withdrawal from their shattered stronghold.


Two Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria’s Aleppo

Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after …


Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul

Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood, where troops happened …


Iraqi troops south of Mosul face ISIS attack

Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, …


Iraqi forces assault two villages south of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Tuesday assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance.


Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

Renewed airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians as they fled government advances in Syria’s besieged eastern part of Aleppo Tuesday, opposition groups reported. The United Nations said up to 16,000 …


Iraq’s parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias

Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis.


Activists: Bombs knock out 2 hospitals in northern Syria

Airstrikes and rockets in northern Syria knocked out two medical centers dedicated to women Friday and killed at least 12, including two people in one of the health facilities, according …


Death toll in central Iraq suicide bombing rises to 125

The death toll from a suicide bombing in central Iraq claimed by Islamic State has risen to 125, a hospital source said Friday.


First U.S. service member killed in Syria

A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement.


IS car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

A car bomb tore through a gas station south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group


Scenes of panic as hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

They came by the hundreds – men, women and children fleeing the battle for Mosul, some bloodied and crying out for help. So large was the crowd on the road …


Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood

Iraqi troops moved on Tuesday to retake another neighborhood in the eastern sector of the northern city of Mosul but were facing stiff resistance from Islamic State militants, according to …


Suicide bombing in Kabul Shiite mosque kills 30

KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a crowded mosque in western Kabul on Monday killing 30 worshippers. “Another 40 were wounded in the incident,” said …


Hospital workers rush to evacuate infants in Aleppo bombing

Doctors and nurses at a pediatric hospital in eastern Aleppo scrambled Friday to evacuate babies in incubators to safety from underground shelters after the facility in the besieged Syrian city …


One month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul

Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul’s eastern frontline where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods …