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Iraq Recaptures Over Quarter Of ISIS Territory

Iraq Recaptures Over Quarter Of ISIS Territory

The Iraqi government has reclaimed more than a quarter of its territory earlier captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, since the US-led coalition air campaign began in August 2014, a Pentagon spokesman says. ISIS took over large swathes of northern and western Iraq in June 2014. The announcement comes ahead of

ISIS Releases 216 Yazidi Captives

The dreaded terrorist sect, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Syria, ISIS, on Wednesday released 216 Yazidi captives in Iraq’s Kirkuk province. Nuri Osman, an official with northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, disclosed this today noting that what motivated the release was not immediately clear. Osman said Kurdish Peshmerga forces received the released captives, majority

ISIS Accepts Boko Haram’s Allegiance Pledge

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s militant group, Boko Haram, according to an audio message. In the tape, Mohammed al-Adnani, who identified himself as ISIS spokesperson, said the aim of establishing a caliphate has now been expanded to West Africa. In the tape, which is yet to

ISIS Threatens Twitter Over Blocked Accounts

Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, have threatened to kill Twitter employees and co-founder Jack Dorsey over the social network’s practice of blocking accounts associated with the group. In an Arabic post uploaded to the image-sharing site JustPaste.it, the group told Twitter “your virtual war on us will cause a real

Iraq Launches Military Operation Against ISIS

Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State. Troops and militia attacked different fronts backed by airstrikes from Iraqi fighter jets. According to the Iraqi government, military forces are advancing into the city. Tikrit is150km (95 miles) north of the capital Baghdad and was seized by IS

Jordan To Swap Prisoner With ISIS

Jordan authorities have said that they are ready to hand over an Iraqi woman on death row in exchange for a Jordanian pilot being held hostage by Islamic State militants. The decision comes ahead of a 24-hour deadline by IS to kill Moaz al-Kasasbeh and Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto. The ultimatum was issued in a

Kurdish Forces Chase ISIS Out of Kobane

The Islamic State militants have been driven out of Kobane by Kurdish forces ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town activists say. Fighters from the Popular Protection Units were said to have gained access to areas in the east of the town after the jihadists retreated. The battle for Kobane was seen as

Pro-ISIS Group Hacks US Military’s Twitter, YouTube Accounts

The United States Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked by a pro-ISIS group on Monday. The accounts have been temporarily suspended, and investigations are currently ongoing, according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command. The pro-ISIS group first posted a warning to the US military on its twitter account, saying, “AMERICAN

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