US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said further Turkish targeting of the SDF would undermine efforts to forge a ‘united front’ against ISIS.
Sources said the attack targeted a school compound where conscripts of the Popular Committees, forces allied to President Hadi, were gathered for breakfast.
The attack, which was claimed by ISIS, had alarmed security and political experts because of the profile of the perpetrators: educated youths from privileged backgrounds who had turned to radical Islamism only recently.
A bomb squad was sent to the site to check whether the assailant was carrying explosives, in case the attack was a failed suicide bomb attempt.
Three Islamist militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gun battle.
The West is not the part of the world most threatened by ISIS. Countries in the Middle East will have to keep their own house in order – with less corruption, a better distribution of income and fair policing.
Bahrun Naim, the leading Indonesian coordinator for ISIS, is building a sophisticated network of militants from his former hometown, according to police.
If New Delhi chooses not to act as a bridge between Washington and Kabul, it will have to shoulder more responsibilities in Afghanistan on its own, for which it is unprepared.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both ISIS and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey
Australia, a staunch US ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by home-grown Islamist radicals since 2014 and authorities say they have thwarted a number of plots.
Turkey and US hope that by sweeping ISIS from the border, they can deprive it of a smuggling route which long saw its coffers boosted by illicit trade.
ISIS and other militants are now increasingly using child bombers, perhaps to build ranks, preserve adult fighters or catch security forces off guard.
It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since ISIS fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014.
The blast, which killed at least 51 people, went off after the traditional henna night party, when guests have their hands and feet painted.
President Erdogan said it was likely ISIS carried out the late-night bombing, which hit when a wedding party took to the streets in celebration.
The government air strikes in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasaka mark the first time the Syrian military has deployed its warplanes against Kurdish groups during the war.
Forces, mainly composed of fighters aligned with a UN-backed government in Tripoli, have been closing in on the centre of Sirte, where militants now control a shrinking residential area.
The Syrian and Russian governments have both been accused of using thermobaric bombs against rebel forces and compelling evidence supports the claims of devastating consequences for nearby civilians.
Justice minister, Bekir Bozdag has said that 38,000 people would initially be released, but as many as 93,000 could benefit from the programme.
The video shows the schoolgirls Boko Haram abducted in April 2014 with a masked gunman who demands the release of captured fellow fighters in return for the girls.
Libyan forces in Tripoli are three months into a campaign to oust ISIS from Sirte and have encircled militants in a shrinking section of the city centre.
It was the first time Russia has used the territory of another nation, apart from Syria itself, to launch such strikes since the Kremlin launched a bombing campaign to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in September last year.
Under Erdoğan’s leadership, Turkey has become a textbook case of democratic backsliding whose most common form is executive aggrandisement.
Kurdish fighters reached Kanhash, western side of the Gwer bridge, damaged by ISIS two years ago; opening a new front towards Mosul.
“If we do our job, then Hillary will be elected president of the US. But if we do not do our jobs, then it’s still possible for her [Hillary Clinton] to lose,” said Obama.
Donal Trump said a newly adopted approach to fighting terrorism by NATO led him to change his mind and he no longer considered the organisation obsolete. He appeared to change his position regarding NATO after his previous comments against the organisation were criticised by some, including Republicans.
Manjib’s loss is a big blow to ISIS as it is of strategic importance, serving as a conduit for transit of foreign jihadists and provisions coming from the Turkish border.
Trump attempted damage control by backing away from his ISIS comments and having Republican Party leader Priebus join his rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
It is the second US killing of a prominent ISIS leader in the region in months.
The US has made itself complicit in Russia’s support for Assad. Russian bombing, combined with Assad strikes, are responsible for most of more than 5,000 civilian deaths since the cessation of hostilities began.
The Manbij operation in which US special forces have played a significant role on the ground marks the most ambitious advance by a group allied to Washington in Syria since the US launched its military campaign against ISIS two years ago.
Clinton’s advisers say they see little benefit in her going toe-to-toe with Trump over every personal accusation, generating sound bites that would dominate cable news broadcasts. Rather, they are happy for him to be embroiled in controversy while Clinton focuses on policy.
The capture of Sirte would be a major setback for ISIS, ousting the jihadist group from the only city in Libya where it established total control.
Reductive, reactionary responses to the complex issues of today can be detrimental. Synthesising adequately nuanced solutions is the need of the hour.
“I see a looming problem, in three to seven years from now, we will have a problem with ISIS,” Duterte said, promising the army modern equipment to fight Abu Sayyaf.
Health minister Adila Hamoud offered to resign if the investigation proved that the fire was caused by negligence at her department. She also announced in a statement the sacking of the hospital director.
Considered reforms include increasing the police force by 10% over the next three to four years and equipping local police better.
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of lawyers who had crammed into a hospital emergency department to accompany the body of Bilal Anwar Kasi, president of the Baluchistan Bar Association.
Cooperation would be increased on projects including a planned $20 billion gas pipeline and a nuclear power plant to be built in Turkey by the Russians, Erdogan said, as well as between their two defence sectors.
Talmiz Ahmad is a former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and UAE and a leading expert on West Asia and political Islam.