‘9,000-plus died in battle with Daesh for Mosul’

MOSUL: The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the 9-month battle to liberate the city from the Daesh marauders has not been

Egyptian forces hit back at Daesh after Sinai airport attack

CAIRO: Egyptian forces clashed with militants on Wednesday near the airport of the northern Sinai city of El-Arish, a day after a missile hit the facility during a visit by the defense and interior ministers, according to security officials. The officials said five militants and an army captain were killed in

Al-Qaeda divisions may aid Assad as he eyes Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT: As President Bashar Al-Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided there by deep fractures within Al-Qaeda, the militant group that dominates the region. A recent wave of detentions and a spate of

What happened to all the foreign fighters of Daesh?

WASHINGTON: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for Daesh as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as Daesh struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to campaigns by Western-backed Syrian