Thursday, 23 January 2020

Tag Archives: ISIS

Turkey announces arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister

Turkey announced the arrest of slain former Daesh/ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister. “The arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations,” said Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s communications director, on Twitter. “Turkey’s fight against terror regardless of its ideology or origin continues unabated,” he ...

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US Allies Glad al-Baghdadi is Dead, but Say ISIS Still a Threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. allies around the world are calling the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a major blow, but say ISIS is still a terrorist threat. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Baghdadi’s death is “just a stage.” “With our partners in the international coalition, the fight continues ...

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United States plans complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

WASHINGTON: The IS has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. The momentous decision to withdraw, which runs counter to long-established US policy for Syria and the region, blindsided lawmakers, the Pentagon and ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former IS fighters in Syria

MOSCOW: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, center on a U.S. military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing ...

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA’s help in stopping terror attacks in St.Petersburg

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia’s Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA. According to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin thanked Trump for the CIA’s ...

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New York terror suspect planned attack for weeks, police say

NEW YORK: All it took was a man and a truck to inflict the deadliest terror attack on New York City since 9/11. A 29-year-old man plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians just blocks away from the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Mangled bicycles littered the street as medics ...

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8 dead in New York City truck attack; mayor calls it act of terror

NEW YORK: Police and witnesses say a man deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least 12 others, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and brandishing imitation firearms before being shot by police. ...

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ISIS Threatens 2018 FIFA World Cup with Chilling Poster of Messi

PARIS: There is still sometime to go before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, but the terrorist organisation ISIS, is already creating an unsafe atmosphere for the showpiece tournament. Hours after The Best FIFA Awards Gala in London, a spine chilling poster which shows Argentina captain Lionel ...

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