Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by Islamic State terrorists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday, AFP reported. "We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit," Adila Hammoud said at
A terrorist who was freed from an Israeli prison in the 2011 Shalit deal and exiled to Turkey was recently seen on Palestinian Authority (PA) television urging Palestinian Arabs to continue fighting Israel until “our entire land is liberated”. The female terrorist, Amna Muna, in January of 2001 lured 16-year-old Ophir Rachum to Ramallah,
France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday said that France will not sign off on a deal with Iran if it rules out inspections of its military sites as part of the final agreement. “France will not accept a deal if it is not clear that inspections can be done at all Iranian installations,
The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Wednesday executed 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theater of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor told AFP. Nearly a week after seizing the strategic city, ISIS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the
Kurdish forces have driven the Islamic State group from more than a dozen Assyrian Christian villages that the jihadists had captured in northeastern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday. "Following a 10-day offensive, Kurdish fighters took control early this week of 14 Assyrian villages that IS had controlled since February," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director
Egyptian security forces have destroyed more than 500 tunnels infiltrating Egypt from Gaza, according to state media. Egyptian military spokesman Mohammed Samir told the state-owned Al-Ahram daily that the army had uncovered 521 tunnel entrances from Gaza into the Sinai Peninsula over the past six months, including 63 openings located between 1-2.8 km from
A court in Egypt on Monday rejected a lawsuit demanding the designation of Israel as a “terrorist state”, The Cairo Post reported. According to the report, the Abdeen Court of Urgent Matters stated it has no legal authority to consider the suit, which was filed by the Nedal Center for Human Rights and Freedoms
Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi Tuesday and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city. Ten days after the Islamic State (ISIS) group's shock capture of the capital of Iraq's largest province, a spokesman said the latest operation was only a
Islamic State group jihadists in Syria are trying to retake positions they lost in previous fighting in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus, a Palestinian official said on Tuesday. "There is intermittent fighting between Palestinian factions and IS and Al-Nusra Front which are trying to retake positions in the center of Yarmouk,"
Restrictions on Iraqi people fleeing the fighting in Anbar province are forcing some of them to return straight into conflict areas, an aid group said Tuesday. "Thousands of people fleeing Ramadi are stuck at checkpoints or being denied entry to safe areas," said Mark Schnellbaecher of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), reports AFP.