Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces have launched operations to retake Mosul, a city whose capture by the Islamic State group two years ago left the country on the brink of collapse, the prime minister said Monday. The northern city was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi publicly proclaimed a “caliphate” straddling Iraq and Syria in June 2014. With […]

Turkey, US-led coalition launch major operation in northern Syria

Turkey, US-led coalition launch major operation in northern Syria

Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State militants along the Turkey-Syria border, Turkish officials said. The Turkish army began firing artillery rounds into the Syrian border town of Jarablus at around 0100 GMT and Turkish and U.S. warplanes […]

Bomb alert at Brussels shopping centre sparks anti-terror operation

Bomb alert at Brussels shopping centre sparks anti-terror operation

Belgian authorities on Tuesday closed off a major shopping centre in the centre of Brussels following a bomb scare. Police detained a potential suspect around the City 2 shopping centre, but later said the man had been wearing a fake suicide vest. “No bomb has so far been found. The suicide vest found on a […]

Iraqi forces uncover mass grave near Fallujah

Iraqi forces uncover mass grave near Fallujah

Iraqi forces involved in operations to retake the city of Fallujah on Sunday found a mass grave believed to contain 400 bodies, a provincial official and a senior officer said. A colonel in the police of Anbar, where Fallujah is located, said the mass burial site was discovered in the town of Saqlawiya, northwest of […]

Iraqi operation kicks off to retake Falluja from Islamic State group

Iraqi operation kicks off to retake Falluja from Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Falluja. The military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started. “Zero hour for the liberation of Falluja has arrived. The moment of great victory has drawn near and Daesh has no […]