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The fight against ISIS continues as the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday revealed it had killed 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) in a rare cross-border operation in Syria last week. The airstrikes targeted hideouts and terrorists who pose a threat to Iraq since there have been pockets of ISIS resistance in western parts […]

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. […]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in the hot seat yesterday as he spent 5 hours answering US senators question in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal. Mr. Zuckerberg said the company would learn from its mistakes and when pressed, the 33-year-old billionaire tech titan said he would welcome regulation, if it was […]

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements and said the deaths were likely to rise. There has been no independent verification of the reports and the Syrian […]

Syrian government forces have massed around the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta area, after rebels were reportedly given a deadline to leave. Syrian media said troops were preparing for a “huge” operation in Douma, which is controlled by Jaysh al-Islam. The government’s ally Russia is said to have told the group late on […]

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 […]

It seems the protest have worked as the finance ministry has approved distributing financial incentive payments to health workers. A letter signed by Finance Minister Rebaz Mohammad orders payment of 4.1 billion Iraqi dinars ($3.46 million) in incentives and nightshift overtime. The incentive payment amounts to 100,000 Iraqi dinars (about $84) monthly and is intended to cover […]

 Syrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta, as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. Buses carrying fighters, their families and others left the area late on Saturday, leaving the city of Douma as the last rebel-held stronghold. About 70% of the Eastern Ghouta is now […]

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have blamed Russia and the Syrian regime for the ongoing “humanitarian catastrophe” in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. In a phone call on Sunday, Trump and May discussed Syria and “the appalling humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta.” The two leaders blamed Russia and the […]

At least 36 pro-Syrian government troops have been killed by a Turkish air strike in the region of Afrin. The strike targeted a camp at Kafr Jina in the northern Syrian region. The pro-government troops entered Afrin two weeks ago to back Kurdish forces. Eight Turkish soldiers were killed and another 13 were injured on […]


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