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ISIS retook Palmyra

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The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city. SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman said the Syrian Army is now in “full control” of the important district and holds some 90 percent of the parts of the city once held by the opposition fighters. Meanwhile, 200 kilometers to the southeast of Aleppo, IS forces have retaken Palmyra after Syrian troops abandoned their positions in the city. Syrian officials said they had evacuated some 80 percent of the citizens of Palmyra ahead of the withdrawal. Syrian forces had liberated Palmyra from IS militants in March.

ISIS is increasing its attacks in Syria because of the U.S.’ refusal to cooperate with Russia – Dmitry Peskov

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the United States’ refusal to cooperate with Russia in fighting terrorism has resulted in ISIS increasing its attacks in Syria. Peskov told journalists on Monday that actual cooperation and military coordination with other states including the US could have led to avoiding attacks like the one that targeted Palmyra, but sadly Washington refuses to cooperate with Moscow in this regard. He asserted that an end will be put to ISIS attacks on Palmyra very soon, adding that ISIS’ attack on Palmyra shows the threat posed by this terror organization, calling on the international community to exert more efforts to liberate Palmyra from terrorists.

ISIS threatened to attack European countries during Christmas celebrations

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Today a local source in Nineveh Province revealed, that ISIS media outlets in the city of Mosul started to promote the speech of one of its leaders, who threatened to attack the European countries during Christmas celebrations, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday. “ISIS media outlets started to promote footage of one of the leader’s speech, at a mosque in the city of Mosul, threatening to attack European countries during Christmas celebrations,” the source told Alsumaria. This to declare that Mosul battle is not the end of caliphate, and there are other battles, especially in Syrian Raqqa.
“Furthermore, ISIS leaders are promoting that there are other affiliate emirates that attract dozens of migrants, especially Libya and Egyptian Sinai,” the source added.

7 ISIS members killed by the Anti-Terrorism forces

On Saturday, the Anti-Terrorism Directorate announced the killing of seven members of the Islamic State, after have repulsed their attack using booby-trapped vehicles and motorcycles, in eastern Mosul. The declaration of the commander:“Troops of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate repulsed, this morning, a fierce attack launched by ISIS using a car bomb and a number of suicide bombers on Hayy al-Bareed, in eastern Mosul.” and added “The [Anti-Terrorism] forces managed to kill seven suicide bombers, as well as detonating the vehicle before reaching the security forces”.

ISIS’ threat in Indonesia is increasing

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Indonesian Military Force (TNI) Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo revealed that the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is increasing in Indonesia. The terrorist group from the Middle East have targeted the Southern Philippines to be the headquarters of the Southeast Asia Region. This area was close to Indonesia, especially Poso in Sulawesi and Tarakan in Kalimantan.

3 ISIS militants killed

The Iranian Ministry of Interior announced, on Thursday, the killing of three members of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS), while trying to sneak to Iran to carry out terrorist operations. “The terrorist team who wanted to enter the country through the borders were smashed by the Iranian security and intelligence forces, before launching any attacks in the country,” Zolfaqari has said.

New ISIS target has been struck by IDF

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The IDF on Monday morning again responded to an ISIS attack on Sunday against the Israeli Golani Reconnaissance Battalion operating along the Syrian border. Some 10 tons of explosives were said to have been dropped by the IAF on the ISIS target in the retaliatory strike. A military spokesman said that the strike had targeted “an abandoned military facility, which was previously used by the United Nations and served as a location for ISIS to consolidate their offensive forces and operations near the border. This is a response to the attack performed yesterday, and was aimed at preventing the return of the terrorists to the facility which would constitute a substantial threat in the area.”

Authorities arrested an IS member who killed a Saudi soldier

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has captured and arrested the main suspect responsible for killing a soldier in Tabuk. Mohammed al-Atwi pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and was arrested by authorities for killing Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi. He confessed to his crime and said he was driven by the ideology of the Daesh terrorist group and that he acted in response to the group’s orders to target members of the military.

Moscow on the International community’s efforts

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed on Thursday that the West seeks to prevent attacking Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Syria to take advantage of it. During a press conference with Benin’s foreign minister in Moscow, Lavrov said that the UN Security Council recently condemned the use of civilians as human shields by ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul but it didn’t do the same thing against the practices of Jabhat al-Nusra in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo. The Russian Minister pointed out that Moscow is concerned that the international community’s efforts regarding overcoming the crises in Syria, Iraq and other areas should be transparent, fair and not accompanied with attempts to achieve certain geopolitical goals.

Minister of Religious Affairs sacked by Tunisian PM

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Tunisia’s Prime Minister sacked the minister of religious affairs on Friday after he made comments on Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi brand of Islam. “Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided to dismiss Salem Abd El Jalil, minister of religious affairs, from his duties due to the lack of respect for government work and his statements that touched principles of Tunisian diplomacy,” the premier’s office said in a statement. The North African state has become a major source of extremists fighting in Iraq, Syria and neighbouring Libya. More than 3,000 Tunisians are believed to be involved and critics say foreign imam recruiters are partly to blame. Meanwhile, Income from Tunisia’s tourism sector, hard-hit by extremist attacks, fell eight per cent in the first nine months of 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to official figures. From January 1 to September 31, tourism firms took 1.8 billion dinars ($811 million, 730 million euros), against 1.97 billion the previous year, a fall of 8.4 per cent, according to data published on the tourism ministry’s website. That is a drop of 34 per cent on the first nine months of 2014, before two extremist attacks that spelled disaster for the sector.

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