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Iran Raps “Illusive” Support for Terrorism

Iran Raps “Illusive” Support for Terrorism

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leveled criticism at certain countries in the Middle East for adding fuel to the flames of terrorist activities just for their illusions.“Our region is gripped by violence and extremism, and we feel that some regional countries are also provoking that without any reason and just for the sake of illusion,” the top Iranian diplomat said on Monday, in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme

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Western official confirms Turkey-ISIL secret oil business

Western official confirms Turkey-ISIL secret oil business

 A Western official has confirmed the existence of clandestine business links between Takfiri ISIL terrorists and the Turkish government.In a report published on Sunday, The Guardian quoted an unnamed senior Western official as saying that evidence on direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIL members was “undeniable.”According to the Western official, the documents on the undeclared alliance were obtained following a US

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Zarif Arrives in Najaf: Extremism, Terrorism a Major Threat to the Whole Region

Zarif Arrives in Najaf: Extremism, Terrorism a Major Threat to the Whole Region

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Holy City of Najaf on Monday morning as part of a regional tour that took him to Kuwait and Qatar on Sunday.ZarifTalking to reporters after a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani, he said extremism and terrorism now pose a major threat to the whole region. He urged cooperation and coordination among all to fight the phenomenon.Zarif underlined the effective role of

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13 die as bombers target swimming pool in northern Iraq

13 die as bombers target swimming pool in northern Iraq

 Medical and police officials in Iraq say over a dozen people have been killed and tens of others injured when two bombers struck a crowded swimming pool in the country’s northern province of Salahuddin.The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a bomber detonated his explosive-laden vest at the pool in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, situated 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Baghdad, as dozens of men and children had gathered to

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PKK Claims Killing of ‘ISIL-linked’ Turkish Police

PKK Claims Killing of ‘ISIL-linked’ Turkish Police

 The military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said on Wednesday it killed two ISIL-linked Turkish police officers in a town on the Syrian border as a reprisal for a suicide bombing blamed on terrorists that killed 32."A punitive action was carried out... in revenge for the massacre in Suruc," the military wing of the outlawed PKK, the People s Defence Forces (HPG), said in a statement on its website.Turkish security

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Israel-made ISIL drone downed in Iraq: Report

Israel-made ISIL drone downed in Iraq: Report

 Iraq’s Popular Mobilization units and regular army forces have downed an Israeli-manufactured surveillance drone operated by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group near the restive city of Fallujah, west of the capital, Baghdad.The downing of the drone came on Sunday after the Iraqi forces detected the unmanned aircraft roaming around, the local al-Maalouma news agency reported citing a security source.The drone was reportedly taking

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Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Iraq’s Anbar during Clashes

Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Iraq’s Anbar during Clashes

 Iraqi government forces, backed by Popular Mobilization forces, killed on Wednesday a top commander of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in the province of Anbar, south east of Iraq.Iraqi forces killed the ISIL commander, known as Mohammad Eid, in al-Tash region, located about 120 kilometers (74 miles) West of Baghdad. The region was liberated on Tuesday.Meantime, Iranian Fars news agency reported

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Iraq welcomes Iran nuclear agreement as cause of regional stability

Iraq welcomes Iran nuclear agreement as cause of regional stability

 The Iraqi prime minister expressed the hope that the nuclear achievements and the outcome of the agreement will put an end to calamities and tragedies of war and regional conflicts.Iran and the six world powers struck a deal in Vienna earlier today.The hitherto elusive agreement was finally nailed down on Tuesday in the ritzy Palais Coburg Hotel in the Austrian capital of Vienna, where negotiators from Iran and the six other countries had

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ISIL explodes baby to teach members explosive booby-trapping

ISIL explodes baby to teach members explosive booby-trapping

 The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has blown up a baby in order to teach its members the booby-trapping mechanisms during a training mission. They “brought a baby, the son of a civilian [who] was executed a few weeks ago… in one of [their] training camps near Sharqat, northern Salahuddin... booby-trapped and blew up the child in front of dozens of ISIL militants by a remote,” Sadiq al-Husseini, chairman of the security committee in

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Iraqi Forces Start Operation to Recapture Fallujah

Iraqi Forces Start Operation to Recapture Fallujah

 Iraqi troops and voluntary forces have launched an operation to cleanse the city of Fallujah in al-Anbar province of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists.The operation to liberate Fallujah has come as security forces on Sunday tightened the siege on ISIL militants in the city.Local media quoted Iraqi sources as saying that all escape routes have been closed for ISIL militants, and forces are ready to retake the city.The

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ISIL releases new footage of massacre at Iraq’s Speicher base

ISIL releases new footage of massacre at Iraq’s Speicher base

 The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has released new footage showing last year’s mass execution of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Tikrit.The 22-minute video, including both newly and previously released footage of the massacre at the Tikrit Air Academy (formerly called COB Speicher), was posted on ISIL-linked forums on Saturday.The horrific footage shows industrial-scale executions, with victims falling out of dump trucks

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ISIL Takfiri militants ban Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iraq’s Mosul

ISIL Takfiri militants ban Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iraq’s Mosul

 Residents in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been banned from performing prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.Ismat Rajab, an official with Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), told local media outlets on Friday that the terrorist group has warned residents to avoid the prayers.The militant group has described the practice as un-Islamic, claiming that the Eid prayer

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