Iraq retakes Tal Afar centre, citadel from IS

Baghdad, Aug 26 Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel, they said today, placing them on the verge of fully recapturing one of the last IS...

Aug 26, 2017 4:13 PM | Newsscroll

Iraqi military finds grave sites of IS victims

Baghdad, Aug 25 Iraqi military investigators said today they have discovered two mass graves near a former Islamic State group prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies of 500 IS victims.The...

Aug 26, 2017 12:35 AM | Newsscroll

UN official: Half of trapped Raqqa population are children

Damascus, Aug 25 Half of the estimated 20,000 people trapped in Syria's northern city of Raqqa are children, an official with the UN children's agency said today, describing the traumatizing...

Aug 25, 2017 10:42 PM | Newsscroll

Ram Rahim verdict: Dera Sacha Sauda to appeal against `unjust`

Sirsa (Haryana) [India], Aug 25 : Dera Sacha Sauda spokesperson Dr. Dilawar Insa on Friday expressed anguish after the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Dera Sacha Sauda...

Aug 24, 2017 11:18 PM | Newsscroll

Politics mingled with religion results in ruckus: Sharad Yadav on Ram Rahim row

New Delhi [India] August 25 : Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) veteran Sharad Yadav on Friday condemned the violence that is taking place after Gurmeet Ram Rahim was held guilty and charged with...

Aug 24, 2017 8:48 PM | Newsscroll

IS counterattack kills 34 Syria regime forces in Raqa

province: monitorBeirut, Aug 25 At least 34 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters have been killed in an Islamic State counterattack in the east of Raqa province, rolling back regime gains, a monitor...

Aug 25, 2017 2:17 PM | Newsscroll

Iraqi forces hope for quick victory over IS in Tal Afar

Tal Afar, Aug 24 As Iraqi forces advance through Tal Afar, their Shiite religious songs mix with the crackle of gunfire by Islamic State group jihadists and the boom of air strikes.The battle to...

Aug 24, 2017 11:38 PM | Newsscroll

Amnesty slams coalition's reliance on ordnance in Raqqa

Beirut, Aug 24 The US-led coalition's reliance on imprecise and disproportionately powerful ordnance in its campaign against Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa is exacting a...

Aug 24, 2017 9:41 PM | Newsscroll

Syrian officer: Anti-IS fight near Lebanon border soon over

Beirut, Aug 24 The battle against the Islamic State group in an area along the Lebanon-Syria will end within hours, a Syrian army officer said today as the extremists faced news setbacks in the two...

Aug 24, 2017 9:39 PM | Newsscroll

UN backs fighting 'pauses' to help civilians flee Raqa

Geneva, Aug 24 The United Nations called today for pauses in fighting against the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Raqa to help civilians escape increasingly deadly battles.The Syrian...

Aug 24, 2017 8:50 PM | Newsscroll