A local spring which provided for 70% of Damascus’s residents was destroyed by rebels in December leaving four million people without clean drinking water supply.
The video shows the German man in an orange jumpsuit standing in a freshly dug grave as black-clad. Masked militants behind him held assault rifles and, speaking Arabic, threatened the German government in English while the ISIS black flag stood in the background.
The collapsed bridge has become a lifeline for civilians who take suitcases to escape east to Zuhur, while those who come back bring supplies.
It was the first time Iraqi troops in the city itself have reached the river which bisects Mosul since the offensive to drive out ISIS was launched in October.
ISIS claimed carrying out the first attack in a statement, saying the bomber had targeted “a gathering of Shi’ites” in Jamila, the other was unclaimed.
In the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months, officer cadets were targeted as they disembarked from a bus in the city.
The divisive tactics that put Turkey’s president in control could yet be his undoing.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
Chanting “Death to the enemies of Afghanistan!” and “Death to Daesh!”, the protesters in the city of Herat marched on the governor’s office, carrying pictures of Shiites killed in recent attacks.
Four other attacks on Monday, claimed by ISIS, killed nine more people – bringing the total death toll in the capital over the past three days to over 60.
The jihadist group made the claim in a statement on one of its Telegram channels, a method it has used to claim attacks in the past.
The Najaf attack, which involved gunmen and a suicide car bomb, followed blasts a day earlier in Baghdad that left 29 people dead.
Investigators found the mobile phone number of the 40-year-old Tunisian stored in the phone of Anis Amri, the man believed to have hijacked the truck and ploughed it into crowds at a market in Berlin.
The agency has said that the blog, which collects and analyses communications from terror organisations, was used to encourage a young man from West Bengal to join ISIS.
With the entry of ISIS into the Afghanistan equation, Indian interests have diverged from those of Russia and Iran, who have said that ISIS is a much more dangerous threat than the Taliban.
Iraqi soldiers have retaken a quarter of Mosul, but their advance has been slow and punishing.
Authorities cautioned local law enforcement to be aware that supporters of ISIS have been calling for their sympathisers to attack holiday gatherings in the US, including churches.
Trump has frequently criticised President Barack Obama for not doing enough to battle Islamic militants and for his refusal to use the term “radical Islam” to describe ISIS and other militant groups.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters that the planned attack was an “Islamist terrorist plot” and “one of the most substantial terrorist plots that have been disrupted over the last several years”.
A hunt is underway across Europe for the Tunisian suspect Anis Amri as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades that killed 12 people.
ISIS, which is putting up fierce resistance to a US-backed offensive to retake Mosul, the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, has been accused of massacre, enslavement and rape since it swept across large swathes of the country’s north and west in 2014.
Both countries cast Monday’s attack in Ankara as an attempt to undermine a resurrection of ties that have been strained by civil war in Syria, where they back opposing sides.
Many residents fled to the safety of camps outside the city as it was being “liberated”, but a growing number of civilians are being dragged back into violence.
Officials said at least 60 other troops were wounded in the attack, which occurred near al-Sawlaban military base in Aden’s Khor Maksar district, Yemen.
Jordanian security forces said they killed four “terrorist outlaws” after flushing them out of a castle in the southern city of Karak where they had holed up after a shoot-out that killed nine people.
France’s foreign ministry said the causes were still being investigated and appeared to hint that it had been kept at arm’s length.
A giant set of security gates brought in from China to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling has not been installed for five months.
An initial deal that would have seen thousands of civilians and opposition fighters granted safe passage out of the city stalled on Wednesday and the planned exodus failed to materialise.
The militant group said in a statement carried by its news agency Amaq that a suicide bomber whom it identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri had detonated his explosive belt inside the church.
Assad has said victory in Aleppo would be a turning point in the war but that his army had to march on other rebel enclaves.
The attack provoked anger among survivors and families of the dead, who said the state police had failed to protect them.
Locals fear that recent threats of extortion and targeted killings earlier this year mark an attempt by the Taliban to regain a foothold in the mountainous area.
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks said in a statement on its website that it was behind Saturday night’s blasts which shook a nation still trying to recover from a failed military coup and a number of bombings this year.
The resurgence of political Islam has been accompanied this year by the reappearance of militant Islamic cells who swear allegiance to ISIS.
The proposal reportedly offers rebels an “honourable” departure from Aleppo to a place of their choice.
The attacks come as the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces an insurgency waged by Islamist groups.
The distribution was aimed to reach 45,000 people but was overrun by residents desperate for air after living in acute shortage of food, water and fuel
Indian officials say the arrest of an ISIS fighter who claims to have been preparing to attack the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is “vindication” of New Delhi’s belief of strong Pakistani links propping up the militant group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Libyan forces backed by US air strikes finished clearing the last ISIS holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle.
“We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,” Trump said.