Turkish warplanes target Daesh near its border

Turkish warplanes struck 15 targets in the Al-Bab area of northern Syria yesterday in an operation with Syrian opposition forces to drive Daesh out of the border region, the Turkish military said today.

President Rcep Tayyip Erdogan has said seizing control of Al-Bab, around 30 kilometres south of the border, is a goal of the […]

Mosul advance slows as militants melt away, then strike

Iraqi special forces inched their way through districts of east Mosul on Sunday, clearing pockets of Daesh militants they said were sheltering among civilians and targeting soldiers with waves of car bombs in the world’s “toughest urban warfare”.

Troops from the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) broke into Mosul on Monday and have taken seven […]