Iraqi troops advance into desert amid anti-ISIS offensive near Saudi Arabian border

The Iraqi army’s chief of operations Major-General Mahmoud al-Falahi said the troops have started an operation to drive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) from the desert areas of Anbar province, which borders Saudi Arabia, Al-Sumaria TV channel reports. “The army, police, tribal and border forces, backed by the international coalition, began this morning a large […]

US-led anti-ISIS coalition admits ‘at least 817’ civilian deaths, says 600 reports still unconfirmed

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 19:28 The US-led authority coordinating military efforts against ISIS has published the latest casualty figures for its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, insisting the terrorist group “remains a regional and global threat.” “To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 817 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition […]

US ‘simulates’ anti-ISIS fight in Iraq as terrorists cross into Syria – MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the US-led international coalition of “simulating” the fight against ISIS in Iraq. The coalition conducted fewer airstrikes in Iraq in September while well-armed terrorists crossed into Syria, Moscow added. For the past week, the focus of the Russian-led air campaign in Syria has been to annihilate terrorists in the […]

Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia

Indonesia’s military chief says Jakarta is looking to establish joint patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia for protection against Islamic State. It comes as the military said there are terrorists’ sleeper cells all over Indonesia. The patrols will be protecting the Indonesian territorial waters. Indonesia’s military chief, General Gatot Nurmantyo, said that he and Defense […]

US coalition scales back anti-ISIS operations after Syria strike

The US-led international coalition has pulled back on air raids in Syria after last week’s cruise missile attack against a government airbase, citing the need for caution in view of potential responses from Damascus and Moscow which has so far been absent. US President Donald Trump blamed the “Syrian regime” for the April 4 chemical […]

Airbase hit by US missiles ‘heavily involved’ in anti-ISIS campaign – relative of strike victim

The US bombardment of the Syrian airbase only serves to encourage Islamic State terrorists as the base was actively involved in the anti-terrorist campaign, including in Palmyra and Raqqa, a man whose relative was killed in the airstrike told RT. Read more RT spoke to Qusai Nasr from Homs, who lost a relative when the […]

‘Wherever we went, we got bombed’: Mosul refugees slam Iraqi & US anti-ISIS offensive (EXCLUSIVE)

Exploring the destroyed parts of Mosul, RT has been able to gather more evidence in support of Amnesty International’s report which accuses the US-led coalition and Iraqi government of indiscriminately bombing houses with civilians inside along with ISIS targets. The debris of destroyed houses, schools and hospitals have turned Iraq’s second largest city into an […]

US hosts anti-ISIS meeting of 68 nations, fails to invite Russia, Iran

A high-profile ministerial meeting of 68 US-led coalition nations fighting against ISIS will be hosted by Washington in two weeks. It will not include two prominent players in the region actively fighting ISIS – Russia and Iran. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet delegates from other members of the 68-strong coalition fighting against […]

Mosul exodus: Thousands flee, over 750,000 Iraqi civilians trapped in anti-ISIS battle zone

As a US-backed offensive pushes into the western neighborhoods of Mosul, more than 2,000 people left the Iraqi city over the weekend. But with hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the fighting, camps near the city cannot house all the displaced. In what is believed to be the biggest exodus since local forces stepped […]

US carrier group conducts anti-ISIS strikes in Syria & Iraq from Mediterranean

The US Navy Strike Group has begun hitting Islamic State terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria from the eastern Mediterranean Sea after a two-month gap to “demonstrate the tremendous warfighting capability and flexibility” of the navy. The US armada, which includes the flagship aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, arrived in the Mediterranean Sea on […]