US-backed forces: Daesh security leader seized in Syria

BEIRUT: US-backed forces said Friday they had captured a leader of Daesh in eastern Syria where the Kurdish-led fighters have been battling the extremists. A statement by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) identified the suspect as Osama Oweid Saleh and described him as “one of the most dangerous terrorists of the

Angry Copts mourn Egypt bus attack victims

Copts have long complained of discrimination in Egypt and Daesh is not the only group to have launched sectarian attacks against the community In May 2017, masked gunmen ordered Christians traveling to Saint Samuel to get off their buses and recant their faith MINYA: Angry Coptic Christians on Saturday buried

Iraq reinforces border with Syria, fearing Daesh spillover

AL-QAIM: Iraqi troops have reinforced their positions along the porous frontier with neighboring war-torn Syria, fearing a spillover from clashes there between Daesh militants and US-backed forces. For weeks, Daesh has fought back an assault by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on a key militant-held pocket in Syria’s eastern Deir

Erdogan: No difference between Daesh, PKK terrorists

Turkey sees no difference between Daesh and PKK terrorist groups, the country’s president said on Saturday in his final address of a three-day state visit to Germany. "We consider identical the Daesh savagery, which killed civilians in Berlin marketplace, and the PKK murderers, who martyred 11-month-old Bedirhan and his mother two