United States forces have reportedly dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat on eastern Afghanistan, targeting a tunnel network used by Islamic State militants. Advertisements
Around 20 Islamic State followers have been arrested, attempting to recruit new fighters, following an operation in the Russian capital, Moscow.
Islamic State militants have threatened to capture the Gaza Strip, turning it into another of its territories, accusing Hamas of insufficient stringency about religious enforcement.
[Opinion] Despite an ongoing fight in the Middle East against the Islamic State, some countries in the region are demonstrating more of an interest in their own agendas than the security of the region.
Militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS as they’re also known, have seized the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest entirely Christian town and have driven out all residents.
The Lebanese Army managed to make progress into one of the affected border towns that has suffered in a bloody border war with Islamist militants and Lebanon, spilling over from the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
The Islamic State, the name currently being used by ISIS’s caliphate, has seized control of another oilfield, Iraq’s largest dam and a number of towns and villages in Northern Iraq following fierce fighting between the militia and Kurdish forces.
Alongside news that Iraq’s Kurdish region could be seeking independence a number of other situations have contributed to the worsening Iraqi situation. The Iraq government’s forces are quickly trying to neutralize suspected sleeper cells ahead of a deadly ‘Zero Hour’… Read More ›
Iraqi Kurdish President Calls For Parliament To Prepare Independence Vote In Response To Baghdad Indecisiveness
The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, asked his lawmakers to establish preparations for an independence vote after Kurdish patience was worn thin after more unhurried displays of parliament indecisiveness in Baghdad.
An Iraqi military helicopter has crashed during an assault on the rebel-held settlement of Tikrit, a city of around 260’000. Reports state that the vehicle crashed after taking heavy gunfire from rebels in the area.