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Turkish Tanks Enter Syria as Military Launches Major anti-ISIS Operation

  With assistance from U.S.-led coalition, Turkish warplanes pound ISIS targets for first time since November as forces fire artillery into Syrian border town of Jarablus. Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive

Suicide bombers hit Saudi cities of Madinah, Qatif and Jeddah

The bomber detonated his suicide vest Monday evening when most residents of the neighborhood were at home ending the Ramadan fast. A blast occurred on Monday in Saudi Arabia outside one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, a Saudi-owned television channel reported. Al-Arabiya news channel showed images of fire

Turkey is involved in Islamic State oil trade-Claims Russia

Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq. Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a war of words since last week when a Turkish air

German Cabinet Approves Action Against Islamic State

The German cabinet has backed plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. Tornado reconnaissance aircraft, a frigate and a 1,200-strong force will be sent to the region. Germany decided to join the fight against IS after an appeal by French President Francois Hollande in the wake

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey by imposing sanctions

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects. Since the plane was shot down Tuesday in disputed circumstances on the Syria-Turkey border, Russia has already restricted tourism, left Turkish trucks stranded at the border and announced

India to Help African Countries Fight IS Ally Boko Haram

India has offered to share its experience in insurgency operations with African countries impacted by the scourge of IS-affiliated terror group Boko Haram, with Cameroon Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella making a specific request to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. During their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the

Russian Air Force pounded 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days

The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities. “The airstrikes were being conducted night and day from the Khmeimim airbase and

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