Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul but Civilian Toll Mounts
Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts, the army said.
Appeals Court Adjourns Case of Bahrain ISIS Cell until Jan. 12
The Supreme Court of Appeal adjourned during its Monday meeting the case pertaining to convicts accused of joining ISIS. The Court scheduled (January 12, 2017) to be the date of the pleading and for assigning lawyers for the appellants.
ISIS Attacks Iraqi Police near Najaf, Kills Seven
ISIS attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint near the southern city of Najaf Sunday, killing seven policemen as government forces in the north made more gains against the militants in Mosul, their last major stronghold in the country.
Over 2,000 Saudi Jihadists Abroad
More than 2,000 Saudis are fighting abroad with jihadist groups, with over 70 percent of them in Syria, the kingdom's interior ministry was reported as saying Monday.
Iraqi Forces Launch Second Phase of Mosul Offensive against Islamic State
Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, pushing into some eastern districts where the battle has been in deadlock for nearly a month.
Iraqi PM Says Three Months Needed to Rout Islamic State
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday it would take three months to remove Islamic State from Iraq, as U.S.-backed forces battle to dislodge the militants from Mosul, their last major stronghold in the country
French “Le Monde” Publishes Letter by Nabeel Rajab Urging Germany, France to Reconsider Relations with Gulf States
French daily “Le Monde” published a new letter by prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab, in which he asked Europeans to reconsider their relations with the Gulf countries.
ISIS Threatens Bahrain while Government Remains Silent
Bahraini authorities remain silent about ISIS threats and want others to remain silent as well, although the threats of this terrorist organization trouble the world.
AP: IS Calls for Attacks on US Bases in Uneasy Island of Bahrain
The Islamic State group is calling on its followers to launch attacks in Bahrain and to target American military personnel stationed on the tiny island ahead of a visit by the U.S. defense secretary.
Iraqi Shi'ite Forces Aim to Clear Border Strip with Syria
Iraqi Shi'ite forces fighting Islamic State west of Mosul aim to clear a large strip of land on the border with Syria to prevent the militants melting into the remote desert region and using it as a base for counter attacks, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Stars and Stripes: ISIS Calls for Attacks on US Bases in Bahrain
A US Army-affiliated website “Stars and Stripes” said that “the Islamic State (ISIS) has called on its followers to carry out attacks in Bahrain, including on U.S. installations, presumably including the U.S. 5th Fleet.”
Mosul Campaign could Take Two More Months, Islamic State to Remain a threat: U.S. Coalition Chief
The offensive against Islamic State in Mosul could take two more months, and even if the group is defeated there it will still pose a threat to Iraq and the West, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting against it said.
ISIS Posts Video Vowing Attacks on Shiites, US Base in Bahrain
The terrorist ISIS affiliation posted a short film about Bahrain, in which it called on the “Sunnis” to perform their Jihad against Shiites in Bahrain, and against the US base there.
Gulf Summit Kicks off stressing on Finding Solutions for Syrian and Yemeni Crises
The 37th GCC summit kicked off in Manama on Tuesday (December 6, 2016), stressing on finding solutions for the Yemeni and Syrian crises.
Aden Security Arrests ISIS-Affiliated Assassination Cell
The Security Directorate of the south Yemeni city of Aden said that the anti-terrorism unit of the City Security Department arrested an 8-member ISIS-affiliated military cell, in coordination with the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces.
West Mosul Shelled as Iraq Steps up Fight against Islamic State
Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.
Islamic State Tells Supporters to Quit Messaging Apps for Fear
Islamic state has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the U.S.-led coalition to track and kill its commanders.
Iraqi Forces Say 1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul
Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy hidden among thousands of civilians in the city, a top commander said.
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Assassinating Aden Airport Officer
ISIS declared on its Telegram instant messaging application its responsibility for killing the Aden Airport security officer last Tuesday (November 22, 2016), in the southern Yemeni city.
Washington Condemns Terrorist Attack on Shiites in Iraq
The United States strongly condemned the “terrorist attack” adopted by ISIS in the city of Hilla, Iraq, by a booby-trapped vehicle detonated in the midst of Shiite pilgrims on their way back from Karbala, killing at least 70 people, most of them Iranians.