Clashes have broken out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers on the northern and southern borders of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Information Centre (PIC), affiliated with Hamas, reported that dozens of car tires had been set on fire at the northern border to create a smoke screen. Walla News, an Israeli site, wrote that in…

About four thousand jihadists from the Islamic state are concentrated in the border area between Syria and Iraq while 20,000 Iraqi troops and Shia militiamen are ready to repel a possible jihadist attack, a senior Iraqi military source told al-Ghad Press. Jihadists have recently occupied positions of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) near the town…

Turkish attacks in Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria have led to a temporary halt in an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against Islamic State in eastern Syria, the SDF said on Wednesday. The SDF general command said the Turkish attacks had “led to the temporary halt” of the campaign it is waging…

Four Kurdish militiamen were killed by Turkish army rockets targeting the Ain al-Arab region (Kobané in Kurdish) in northern Syria, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported on Wednesday 31 October 2018 after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an offensive against the Kurds in Syria. The rockets were fired from Turkish territory and six people were…

A 17-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday in a local branch of the Russian Security Services (FSB) in the north of the country, injuring three employees, according to the authorities who opened an investigation for “terrorist act”. “An explosive device detonated,” a spokesman for the governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Artiom Botyguin, told…

The Malaysian Police Counter-Terrorism Unit has arrested five suspected terrorists, including a Middle Eastern man who threatened to assassinate a foreign diplomat in Kuala Lumpur. This was announced today by the Malaysian Police Inspector General, Mohd Fuzi Harun. The arrested include two Malaysian citizens, an Egyptian, a Pakistani and a “Middle Eastern”, who according to…

The jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), dominated by the former al-Qaeda branch, and a coalition of rebel groups are engaged in violent clashes, killing at least 13 people in northwestern Syria, an NGO said on Tuesday. “Intense fighting has been ongoing since Monday. They killed 13 people in 24 hours, including seven HTS jihadists,”…

The ministry of interior said on Wednesday that six people had been killed and eight wounded in the explosion near Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul. This was down from the seven deaths reported earlier by Kabul police chief’s spokesman Basir Mujahid who said at least 14 others were wounded. MoI spokesman Najib Danish said three security…

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, seven members of a family of Syrian origin were arrested in western France after videos of a person pledging allegiance to the Islamic State were posted online. These persons were arrested and taken into police custody as part of a preliminary investigation for a “criminal terrorist conspiracy” opened by the…