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Damascus: Around 700 Islamic State militants and their families started evacuating their last stronghold in western Qalamoun region toward the eastern city of Bukamal on Monday, according to Xinhua reporters at the site. Around 300 IS militants were among those who evacuated and the rest are their family members. A total of 16 buses carrying …

Moscow: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that left seven persons injured in the Russian city of Surgut, media reports said. “The attacker in the Russian city of Surgut is an Islamic State soldier,” the group said via its official Amaq news agency on Saturday. Russian authorities have …

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to liberate “every inch” of Iraq’s land from Islamic State (IS), confirming that Iraqi troops are preparing for a new offensive. “We will not leave a single inch of the land of Iraq in the hands of Daesh (IS) terrorists,” Abadi said at a press conference on Tuesday. …

Baghdad: At least five people, including four civilians and a cop, were killed on Tuesday in an attack by the IS militants at a village near Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. The extremists early in the morning stormed the village of Chragh near the town of Debis, some 40 km west of Kirkuk, and shot …

New Delhi: With Mosul liberated from the Islamic State, India has activated various channels to locate the 39 Indians who were abducted by the terror group from the Iraqi city three years ago and is sending Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh to Iraq, an official said on Monday. In response to a …

Mosul: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their victory over the Islamic State after 266 days of fierce battles, which finally liberated Mosul from the IS and ended its three-year rule. Iraqi soldiers and civilians in Mosul cheered and jumped for joy on Sunday over …

Baghdad: Two Iraqi journalists were killed and a third was injured while covering fierce clashes between the Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces in Salahudin province on Friday, a security source said. Reporter Su’dad Faris and photographer Harb Hazza’ from Huna Salahudin satellite channel were killed at Imam Gharbi village near Shirqat town, some 280 km …

Kabul: The Islamic State (IS) militants have beheaded 10 Taliban men in Jawzjan province of Afghanistan. The IS militants captured Aghbala village in Darzab district last week and arrested 10 Taliban militants. They were beheaded on Friday. ALSO READ: Islamic State militants destroys historic mosque in Mosul Both the Taliban and IS militants have been fighting for …