Air raids kill 25 civilians in IS’s stronghold

Air raids kill 25 civilians in IS’s stronghold

BEIRUT: Warplanes have bombed the militant Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa, killing at least 25 civilians, after the militants drove pro-government forces out of their bastion northern province. Twin offensives aimed at severing the militants’ supply line from the Turkish border to Raqa city appear to have largely stalled as IS mounts […]

Orlando killer had no links to IS: CIA chief

Orlando killer had no links to IS: CIA chief

    WASHINGTON: CIA chief John Brennan has told the Senate intelligence committee that his agency found no evidence of a connection between Omar Mateen and the militant Islamic State (IS) group. Mateen, who killed 49 people when he raided a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, stated allegiance to the militant group minutes before […]