Second deadly attack in 24 hours targets Afghan Shiites

Second deadly attack in 24 hours targets Afghan Shiites

A blast outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan Wednesday killed at least 14 Shiite worshippers a day after gunmen targeted a Kabul mosque packed with pilgrims marking a Shiite holy day. The Islamic State group claimed the Kabul attack. An explosion ripped through a crowd of worshippers gathered to mark Ashura – one of the […]

France launches new wave of air strikes on IS group targets in Syria’s Raqqa

France launches new wave of air strikes on IS group targets in Syria’s Raqqa

  France on Sunday launched a fresh wave of air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, destroying an arms depot and combat positions in the group’s stronghold of Raqqa, the French foreign ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said four Rafale and four Mirage 2000 fighter jets as well as an […]

France launches new wave of air strikes on IS group targets in Syria’s Raqqa

France launches new wave of air strikes on IS group targets in Syria’s Raqqa

France on Sunday launched a fresh wave of air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, destroying an arms depot and combat positions in the group’s stronghold of Raqqa, the French foreign ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said four Rafale and four Mirage 2000 fighter jets as well as an Atlantique […]

US launches air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Libya

US launches air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Libya

US warplanes carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State (IS) group in the Libyan city of Sirte for the first time on Monday, the Pentagon and Libya’s unity government announced. “The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh organisation were carried out today, causing heavy losses… in Sirte,” Prime […]

US launches air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Libya

US launches air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Libya

“The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh organisation were carried out today, causing heavy losses… in Sirte,” Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said in a televised speech, using an Arabic term to refer to the IS group. In Washington, the Pentagon said the raids were launched in response to a request from […]

Twenty dead in Damascus mosque bombing: ISIS targets holiest Shia shrine in Syria in Ramadan terror outrage

Twenty dead in Damascus mosque bombing: ISIS targets holiest Shia shrine in Syria in Ramadan terror outrage

Two bombs killed 20 people outside the Sayyida Zeinab mosque in Damascus, the holiest Shiite shrine in Syria. The official SANA news agency said a suicide bomber and a car bomb struck at the entrance to the shrine, which is revered by Shiites around the world. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack. The group, […]