The ISIL challenge is an ideological battle -

The ISIL challenge is an ideological battle

Sydney Morning Herald - 10 Sep 2014
We are sending forces to Iraq to contribute to a military effort to suppress ISIL. We are doing so for three reasons: that ISIL is committing barbarous acts of genocide and butchery; that it openly seeks to overturn the existing political order in the ...

ISIL continues to wreak havoc in Syria's Deir Az Zor - 14 Nov 2018
Deir Az Zor, Syria - A military operation by a United States-backed Kurdish coalition against the last pockets of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, in northeast Syria seems far from ending soon. The ISIL is ...

Iraqi military boosts defences against ISIL at border with Syria - 08 Nov 2018
Pockets of ISIL fighters are suspected to be hiding in the area north of the Euphrates. In late October, Iraq's government started reinforcing its border with Syria to target these fighters and try to reassure the people who live there. Al Jazeera's ...

Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible - 18 Oct 2018
Only a week after Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Idlib to avert a looming government offensive, the Assad regime reportedly ferried hundreds of ISIL fighters overnight from the ...

Life returns to Kirkuk: ISIL still threating resident - 02 Nov 2018
People who fled the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are slowly returning, a year after government forces took back control from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. But the threat of violence still hangs over the city, with security forces on the outskirts still battling ...

Iraq looks to snuff out ISIL remnants in remote Anbar province - 31 Oct 2018
Al Qaim, Iraq - The vast Anbar desert stretches across almost a third of Iraq, 138,000 square-kilometres of no man's land to the country's west. Here, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) sleeper cells use the ...

Turkish President Erdoğan vows to destroy YPG, ISIL in Syria

Hurriyet Daily News - 30 Oct 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to remove both the YPG and ISIL from Syria as he accused a “power that uses terrorist groups as leverage” in the war-torn country in order to reach its ambitions in the region. “A power, which uses all ...

Seven Coptic Christians killed by Isil in Egypt bus attack - 02 Nov 2018
Isil killed more than 40 people in twin church bombings in April 2017 and a month later shot dead 28 Christians in Minya province as they headed to a monastery on a bus. Egypt's government imposed a countrywide three-month state of emergency after the ...

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