January 16, 2018
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Bloodshed in Baghdad: Twin bombings kill over 3 dozen

Iraqi security forces say twin bomb attacks in central Baghdad have killed at least 38 people, amid weeks of relative calm in the Iraqi capital. Another 105 people have reportedly sustained injuries. The bombings occurred at Tayyaran (Aviation) Square in the Iraqi capital on Monday morning. General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint…

Bloodshed in Baghdad: Twin bombings kill over 3 dozen

Iraqi security forces say twin bomb attacks in central Baghdad have killed at least 38 people, amid weeks of relative calm in the Iraqi capital. Another 105 people have reportedly sustained injuries. The bombings occurred at Tayyaran (Aviation) Square in the Iraqi capital on Monday morning. General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint…

Iraqi troops purge over 80% of Anbar desert areas of Daesh

A high-ranking Iraqi security official says government troops, supported by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have succeeded to purge more than half of the desert areas in the country’s western province of Anbar of Daesh Takfiri terrorists. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Arabic-language al-Sabah al-Jadid daily newspaper on Sunday, Chairman of Anbar Provincial…

20 terror suspects arrested across Turkey

At least 21 suspects were arrested Friday during anti-terror operations across Turkey, according to a security official and Turkish military. In southeastern Sanliurfa province, a PKK terrorist was detained while attempting to illegally enter Turkey from Syria, the Turkish General Staff said on its website. In central Kayseri province-based counter-terrorism operation, 10 Daesh terror suspects,…

SAA Forces Receive Iranian Multipurpose Military Vehicles+Photos

A series of photos allegedly showing Iranian Aras high mobility multipurpose military vehicles in Syria has appeared online. Previously, such vehicles were received by the Popular Mobilization Units during an active phase of the anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq. Now, it looks that Iran has started supplying them to Syrian government forces.

Daesh destroyed 116 villages in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Daesh militants destroyed 116 villages in Iraq’s Kirkuk province over a three-year period, its governor told late Tuesday. The terror group destroyed the villages between 2014-2017, said Rakan Saed. Saed said thousands of villagers are still living in tents near the Kirkuk city center. He added that Kirkuk’s south was the area that Daesh harmed…

Rezaie: Recent riots in Iran plotted in Erbil

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and Mohsen Rezaei, , said that the recent riots in Iran were the result of a joint operation of Saddam’s loyalists, MKO members, US, Saudi Arabia, and Barzanis. “The scenario designed by MKO members, monarchists, and US put into practice in Iran in recent days was plotted months earlier in…

Suicide attack kills 10 in Afghan capital

At least 10 people were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday, a security official said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said 15 people were also wounded in the attack. The incident took place close to a police vehicle in…

Iran reopens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdish region

Iran on Tuesday reopened three of its border crossings with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region — at Baghdad’s request — after some two and a half months of closure, according to a local customs official. “The Parwezkhan, Haji Omaran and Sayran Ban crossings have all been reopened to human and commercial traffic,” Masud Bateli, director of…

More than 300 Daesh suspects held in Turkey

At least 317 people, including foreigners were arrested across Turkey for suspected links with Daesh terror group over the last month. 40 suspects out of the total were remanded in custody while some of them were deported. In Istanbul, police arrested 62 foreigners during simultaneous operations carried out at 12 separate addresses for suspected Daesh…

25 Daesh suspects held in Istanbul, Ankara

At least 25 people, including 20 foreigners were arrested in Istanbul and capital Ankara for alleged links with Daesh terror group Sunday, according to police. Anti-terrorist police teams raided four addresses in Istanbul’s three districts simultaneously after they were tipped off about presence of suspects linked to Daesh leaders in Syria and Iraq. A total…