BAGHDAD: An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory. Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under Islamic State control along the border with Syria and…
WASHINGTON: The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State conducted 11 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria on Monday, according to the task force organizing the operation.
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday denied existence of global terror outfit Daeesh, also known as Islamic State, in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the Islamic State group, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants.
WASHINGTON: The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived home from the Middle East Wednesday to take charge of Tokyo's response to Islamic militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals unless he pays a $200 million ransom.
WASHINGTON: The United States and partner nations have conducted 20 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.
DAMASCUS/MURSITPINAR Turkey: U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded.