A commander said the advance was pausing to allow other military units to make similar progress and consolidate the front before pushing further.
The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was set up to avoid mass killings, but is limited because the member nations can only intervene when “a country is unable or unwilling to protect its own population”
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group’s transnational strategy.
ISIS’s assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil-producing region, killed six members of the security forces and two Iranians
Iraqi government forces and allied Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are steadily recovering outlying territory before the main push into the city begins.
Three days into the assault on Mosul, US-backed and Kurdish forces are steadily recovering outlying territory before the big push into the city itself.
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
The leader of ISIS was reported to be among thousands of hardline militants still in the city, suggesting the group would go to great lengths to repel the coalition.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Mosul and other cities in recent years in the face of intimidation, death threats and violence.
The Popular Mobilisation Forces says civilians in Hawija have nothing to fear.
A faction of the militant group released 21 of the girls on Thursday after the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal.
About 30,000 troops were expected to take part from the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Sunni tribal fighters, while estimates of ISIS forces in the city range from 4,000 to 8,000.
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For Moscow, Pakistan’s rising salience is driven by its fears about the spread of ISIS, and its perception that India has drawn too close to the United States.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd marking the Ashura hold day.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
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A statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan.
“What RSS promotes is fantasy not history….There is nothing common between history and such mythology.”
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Women’s participation in the Syrian conflict is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
Rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.
The government says its aim is to rid institutions of links to cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose organisation it calls a terrorist network.
Bashar al-Assad’s forces, supported by Iranian-backed militia and Russian air power, have since last week stepped up their offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo, bombing hospitals and damaging water supplies.
By criminalising Hattar for sharing an ‘offensive’ cartoon, the Jordanian state and the assassin operated with a mutual logic of accountability that makes all viewers/readers of the cartoon co-conspirators.
“We are on the verge of suspending the discussion because it is irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place to be sitting there trying to take things seriously,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told a public policy conference in Washington.
The airstrike occurred in the early morning on September 28, hitting what US officials said was an ISIS target in Achin district of Nangarhar province.
The conflict is marked by deep ethnic, doctrinal, sectarian and political divisions between national, regional and global powers. No political settlement in the near future could mean a de facto partition of the country.
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Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat, which is 100 km south of Mosul.
The militant faction of Hezb-i-Islami, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has been waging a decades-long battle to establish a unified ISIS in Afghanistan.
Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of Syria, dealing a fresh blow to the efforts to end the Syrian civil war.
Until now, EU rules allowed only for sanctions on individuals and companies targeted by the UN. EU governments could act individually.
Thousands of civilians are thought to be trapped in Shirqat, and officials have warned for months of a humanitarian disaster inside, where residents living under ISIS’s harsh rule say food supplies have dwindled and prices soared.
The FBI has alleged that Ahmad Khan Rahami bought bomb components on eBay, videotaped himself testing homemade explosives and maintained a journal in which he expressed outrage at the US.
US officials said two Russian warplanes were in the skies above the aid convoy at the exact time it was struck on Monday, but Russia has denied charges.
The 193-member general assembly adopted a political declaration to spend next two years to help refugees, however, the declaration is not a legal binding.
Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahami is thought to have travelled multiple times to Afghanistan and Pakistan in recent years, including a year-long stay in Pakistan until March 2014.
The governor of Homs plan to evacuate the rebels from al-Waer that would put pressure on Syria truce, brokered by the US and Russia.
The FBI considers the incident a “potential act of terrorism,” Richard Thornton, FBI special agent in Minneapolis, told reporters.