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The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years. Damascus and its surrounding are completely secure, according to state television. The announcement came after troops cleared Islamic State (IS) militants from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp and the Hajar […]

For the second day in a row, ISIS extremists launched an overnight attack on Iraqi security forces, killing and wounding six in the town of Jalawla in Diyala province 100 miles northeast of Baghdad. On Wednesday night, ISIS attacked military posts, killing two police officers and wounding four others while three other security forces are still […]

At least seven people were killed and 13 others were wounded after Islamic State militants opened fire on civilians in a town north of Baghdad. ISIS attacked unarmed civilians in Tarmiya, located 25 kilometers north of Baghdad, on Tuesday evening. Security forces stopped this terrorist gang, the military later said in a statement. Meanwhile, Iran has […]

Is this a sign of better times to come? The coalition has closed down its land forces command headquarters in Baghdad, signifying the end of major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq.  The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command supported Iraqi forces in the war against ISIS. Its train, advise, assist, and equip missions will […]

Erbil was rocked yesterday as a member of the Kurdistan Region’s election commission was killed in front of Family Mall in a broad daylight shooting. Fares Mohammed was the head of the commission’s administration office and a veteran PUK member. He was killed in a drive by shooting by four assailants but it was reportedly […]

Four people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack carried out by ISIS fighters in the al-Eshaqi sub-district in southern Samara, in Salahuddin Province. The suicide bomber detonated near an Iraqi police station, killing two officers and wounding others. Elsewhere, clashes erupted between an armed group and Iraqi Federal Police on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road. […]

A German national was detained by Turkish security forces in Sirnak, southeast Turkey while trying to enter Syria. Patrick Kraicker, 28, was detained in Silopi on March 14 while attempting to cross the Turkish border into Syrian territory controlled by the YPG. Police reportedly seized various documents, digital materials, and photos related to the PKK […]

 Air strikes by the Syrian government on a rebel-held enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. Hundreds of people have died in a week of bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta enclave near the capital, Damascus. The latest attacks include a ground offensive that began hours after the […]

 The Turkish army on Monday revealed that 31 of its soldiers had been killed since the start of an offensive against Syrian Kurds in the northwestern enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). According to an official statement by the Turkish armed forces, another 143 soldiers were wounded in the ongoing campaign dubbed “Operation Olive […]

France’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday called on Iranian militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and accused Turkey, Iran, and the Syrian regime of violating international law in the war-torn country. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was demanding the withdrawal of “all those who have no business in Syria,” and also accused “the […]


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