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16 August, 2017 4:51 PM Turkey warns against Iraq’s Kurdish referendum

It could lead to civil war, says Ankara Turkey says Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the referendum, slated for September 25, would worsen the situation in a country “that is undergoing 34

18 July, 2017 1:27 PM Suicide bomber kills four in Kurdish-held Syrian northeast

Beirut: A suicide car bomber killed four people at a checkpoint in a Kurdish-controlled area of northeastern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A Kurdish official confirmed an attack targeting a checkpoint operated by the Asayish Kurdish internal security force, but had no further details. The Asayish could not immediately 108

17 July, 2017 5:49 PM New reports indicate ISIS leader still alive

The Pentagon could not confirm on Monday new reports that the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is still alive, following reports of his death last week. A top Kurdish counterterrorism official told Reuters on Monday that he was 99 percent sure that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and south of Raqqa in Syria. “Baghdadi is definitely 102

17 July, 2017 10:12 AM Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive: Kurdish security official

Sulaimania: A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed. "Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is alive. We believe 99 percent he is alive 70

13 July, 2017 10:35 AM Turkey detains 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks

Istanbul: A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks linked to Kurdish militants have been detained in police operations, including suspects in two separate Istanbul attacks last year. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said today one of the detainees is suspected of organising a December attack near a football stadium, killing 74

11 July, 2017 7:11 PM Syrian War Monitor Reports Death Of ISIS Leader But US Can't Confirm

Past claims on the death of al-Baghdadi have proven been wrong. Istanbul: A group that monitors the war in Syria said Tuesday it has "confirmed information" about the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, citing information received from the militants in eastern Syria. Baghdadi's death has been rumored numerous times in the past, and it was not immediately 82

9 July, 2017 10:20 PM Iraq Prime Minister Hails Forces For Securing Mosul 'Victory'

Mosul: Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday, hailing his forces for securing "victory" over the ISIS group, their biggest yet against the jihadists. Abadi's office said he was visiting "liberated" Mosul to congratulate his "heroic fighters", but the premier later indicated he would only declare victory once final pockets of resistance 220

9 July, 2017 1:22 PM Iraq PM Haider Al-Abadi Declares Victory In 'Liberated' Mosul

ISIS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes have since regained much of the territory they lost. Abadi "arrives in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulates the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people on the achievement of the major victory," his office said in a statement. The announcement 59

29 June, 2017 4:58 PM Iraq Declares End Of Caliphate After Capture Of Mosul Mosque

Mosul/Erbil: After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end. Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State 64

29 June, 2017 4:09 PM IS on the run as ‘caliphate’ crumbles in Iraq

The liberation of Mosul marks the end of the Iraqi half of Islamic State, focus now shifts to Raqqa, the group’s capital in Syria The liberation of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate even though the hardline group would still control territory west and south of the city. Its capital in Syria, Raqqa, is also besieged 50