Tag Archives: Militants

Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

AMMAN: The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday. The army has made steady progress in recent weeks in eastern Aleppo countryside towards the Euphrates River where it… Read More »

Turkey says kills 51 Islamic State militants in northern Syria

ANKARA: Turkey hit 59 Islamic State targets and killed 51 militants in northern Syria as part of its ongoing incursion, the Turkish military said on Saturday. Turkish forces have surrounded the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab for weeks as part of an operation that has been going on for more than five months. Four of… Read More »

Turkish army says 48 Islamic State militants killed in Syria on Sunday

ISTANBUL: Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 Islamic State militants on Sunday (Jan 8) while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Monday. Turkey launched the ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in support of Syrian rebels more than four months ago to… Read More »

Turkey vows vengeance after Kurdish militants blamed for attack that killed 38

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Sunday vowed vengeance against Kurdish militants it said were likely behind twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what appeared to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul. The blasts on Saturday night – a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s… Read More »

Militants blow up Nigeria pipeline, Chevron protest goes on

ONITSHA, Nigeria: Militants blew up another crude pipeline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, a youth and protest leader said on Thursday. Protesters also continued to block the entrance to a Chevron oil depot in the restive southern region for a third day. On Wednesday, a previously unknown group called Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said it had… Read More »