Articles tagged 'isis'

Attacker shot outside Paris's Notre-Dame 6 June 2017 PARIS - A man has been shot by police outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris after he tried to attack an officer using a hammer, police say. The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media report. Officials say this is a "terrorist incident". Some 900 people are still inside t...
US drops biggest bomb in Afghanistan 14 April 2017 WASHINGTON - The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," ...
Brussels attacks: 'Two brothers' behind bombings 23 March 2016 BRUSSELS - Two of the men who carried out attacks in Brussels on Tuesday have been named by Belgian media as the brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui. The RTBF broadcaster said the pair were known to police. It is believed at least one was among three suspects seen in a CCTV image at Zavente...
Paris attacks: Dozens arrested in raids across France 16 November 2015 LONDON - A total of 23 people have been arrested and dozens of weapons seized in a series of raids on suspected Islamist militants across France, officials say. The crackdown follows multiple attacks on bars, restaurants a concert hall and a stadium in Paris on Friday, in which 129 people were...
Paris attacks: At least 120 dead 14 November 2015 PARIS - At least 120 people have died in Paris in a wave of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks, prompting the French president, François Hollande, to declare a state of emergency and tighten controls on the country's borders. In the deadliest terrorist attack on Europe since the 2004 tra...
Obama: We are not at war with Islam 19 February 2015 WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama defended his decision not to call war against ISIS as a religious one during remarks at an anti-extremism summit on Wednesday. "We are not at war with Islam, we are at war with those who have perverted Islam," he said. Original Post: At this week's sum...
Egypt in mourning over executions 18 February 2015 CAIRO - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Monday declared seven days of national mourning after an Isis video showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians taken hostage in Libya. President El Sisi,  who was due to meet a group of editors from 16 African countries on Monday,  called ...
US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553' 23 October 2014 WASHINGTON - US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, UK-based activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 464 IS fighters, 57 other militants and 32 civilians have died. Meanwhile, fierce fighting resumed in th...
Iraq 'clears' IS from key area 8 September 2014 BAGDAD - Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State (IS) militants from a wide area around the strategic Haditha dam, helped by US air strikes. The jihadists have repeatedly tried to capture the dam on the River Euphrates, in the western province of Anbar. The US air strike...
Clashes on approached to Baghdad 17 June 2014 BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni insurgents who have made major advances in the past week. Parts of the city of Baquba - just 60km (37 miles) from Baghdad - were briefly taken over by the rebels. Reports say 44 prisoners were killed during fighting a...