Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven
13th Oct 2014

Somalia: Deadly car bomb at Mogadishu café kills seven

  At least seven people have died in a car-bombing at a busy café in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Most of those who died had been … Continued

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul
12th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul

  Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against “Islamic State” units. An … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border
11th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four people on Pak-Afghan border

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A US drone strike on Saturday killed four suspected militants and left several others injured on the Pak-Afghan border area near Khyber Agency’s Tirah valley. Official sources said that the drone … Continued

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq
11th Oct 2014

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist grassroots organizations, security sources and witnesses said. In the town of Al-Zab, 90 kilometers west … Continued

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba
10th Oct 2014

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba

    A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. “At least 10 people, including seven policemen, were killed … Continued

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks
10th Oct 2014

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks

  [Photo: A group of Yemenis tend to a wounded man following the suicide bomb attack in Tahrir]   Suicide bombers targeting Yemen’s Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
9th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region, security sources said. Sources said the drone fired missiles targeting … Continued

Syria: Kurds struggle to halt ‘Islamic State’ advance in Kobani
7th Oct 2014

Syria: Kurds struggle to halt ‘Islamic State’ advance in Kobani

    [Photo: Turkish tanks near Syrian border facing town of Kobani]   Kurdish fighters have been locked in street fighting with members of the “Islamic State.” This comes after the militant group pushed into the outskirts of the Syrian … Continued

ISIS confirms trading terrorists for Turkish hostages
7th Oct 2014

ISIS confirms trading terrorists for Turkish hostages

    [Photo: Turkish prisoners released by ISIS. Claims exchanged with terrorists prisoners]   British media on Monday reported that Turkish hostages freed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group last month may have been released as … Continued

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning
4th Oct 2014

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning

    Family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning   The Henning family has issued the following statement.   Alan, my husband, and father of Lucy and Adam, was kidnapped in Syria in December last year. … Continued

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants
30th Sep 2014

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed on Monday in air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those of the Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said. In Salahudin province, at … Continued

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes
29th Sep 2014

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes

    Apparent US missile strikes killed at least seven civilians in northwestern Syria, a watchdog group said Sunday, calling for a probe into possible violations of the laws of war. New York-based Human Rights Watch cited three residents of … Continued

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria
28th Sep 2014

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria

  [Photo: UK fighter jet leaves for Iraq]   US Central Command has released footage of airstrikes against suspected “Islamic State” targets near the border town of Ayn al-Arab, more commonly called Kobane or Kobani by Kurdish locals, in Syria. … Continued

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria
28th Sep 2014

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria

    The US-led coalition widened its airstrikes against alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. The expanded operations in Syria by Washington and … Continued

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission
27th Sep 2014

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission

  US aircraft have again hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria, the fifth night of airstrikes over Syria. This follows the UK’s decision to join the aerial campaign against the Sunni fighters in Iraq, but not in Syria. A US … Continued

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes
27th Sep 2014

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes

    Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and confront a common enemy after US-led air strikes hit both groups this … Continued

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?
26th Sep 2014

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?

  By: Adam Hudson   Al-Akhbar: US President Barack Obama pointed to “successful” campaigns in Yemen and Somalia as models for his strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But in both countries, US … Continued

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria
26th Sep 2014

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations on Thursday that the West was responsible for “strategic blunders” in the Middle East and Central Asia that had created terror havens. “The strategic blunders of the West in the … Continued

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids
26th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids

  [Lebanese army soldiers drive armored personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Ersal on the border with Syria (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)]   The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has detained four Al-Nusra Front radicals and about 470 suspected Islamist … Continued

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender
25th Sep 2014

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender

  Military authorities in Nigeria claim that hundreds of members of Boko Haram have surrendered. The man posing as the Islamic militant group’s leader has reportedly also been killed. The militants surrendered in Nigeria and Cameroon, Nigerian military officials said … Continued

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