Commander of the Third Regiment of the Afghan National Army in the central province of Ghazni, Colonel Abdul Mubin Mujtaba, was killed in an attack by two Army soldiers, affiliated to the Taliban, in Qarabagh district of the province on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Ministry of Defense Fawad Aman said. Aman said that Colonel…

An Afghan regional governor said 25 members of the country’s elite commando units have been killed in fighting with the Taliban. The incident, which occurred on July 15 in the northern province of Badghis, is the latest in which specially trained Afghan military units have suffered unusually high death tolls. Badghis Governor Abdul Ghaffar Malakzai…

Three people, including the Turkish deputy consul, have been killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, according to local media. Police confirmed the death of the Turkish diplomat. The shooting was reported shortly after 2pm local time, and took place at a restaurant in an upmarket area of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital…

A blast killed six soldiers in southern Syria on Wednesday in a rare such deadly attack in the defeated cradle of the eight-year uprising, a war monitor said. “The explosive device was aimed at a convoy transporting members of the Fourth Division” in the southern province of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said….

Daesh or the Islamic State has undergone profound transformations since its first appearance in Iraq in the form of a group known as “Tawhid wal Jihad”, then led by the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Then the organization took the name “Mujahidin al-Shoura”, before falling under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The organization was able…

There are 66 Russian women in Iraqi jails for various violations of the country’s laws and Moscow is closely following their cases, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a local newspaper. “So far, we managed to return 90 children to their homeland. According to our information, about 30 of them still remain in Iraq and…

At least five people were killed and a dozen injured on Monday evening when two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a Shia mosque in southwest Baghdad, medical and security sources told AFP. While attacks are still occurring, violence has drastically decreased in Baghdad, particularly since Iraq declared itself the winner at the end of…