Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State group when the extremists initially overran Mosul three years ago is still unknown
In Pakistan the worry is that returning fighters, including those who had fought on the side of IS, could start another round of sectarian bloodletting.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the deadly attacks, but such assaults bear the hallmarks of those carried out by the Islamic State.
Russia has provided military backing for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces since 2015. It has repeatedly fired salvoes of such missiles, from both the sea and mainland Russia.
The Ministry of External Affairs today said that sincere and ‘silent’ efforts by the Ministry has yielded result in securing the release of Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil from the captivity of militants in Yemen.
Russia has been providing air cover for Assad’s troops since 2015, changing the tide of the war and giving Syrian and allied troops an advantage over opposition fighters and ISIS.
Uzhunnalil was abducted by ISIS militants which attacked an old-age home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in southern Yemeni city of Aden.
In June this year, police had arrested a 22-year-old IS sympathizer, who embraced Islam three years ago, for allegedly plotting subversive activities.
Police believe the cell members had planned to fill the vans with explosives and create a massive attack in the Catalan capital
In an incident in Barcelona, a white van sped down the popular Las Ramblas avenue packed full of tourists on August 17, knocking people down and killing 13
The Islamic State, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are most dreaded terror groups of the world and are responsible for over 50 per cent of all the deaths from terrorism in 2015.
Swaraj said that ‘files will not be closed unless we are convinced that they are dead’, adding that ‘credible sources have told the government that they all are alive’.
The Iraq Embassy on Sunday informed India that search operations are underway to locate the 39 missing Indians, which were taken hostage by the Islamic State in Mosul in 2014
Last month, the Russian military claimed it had struck a meeting of Baghdadi on May 28 near Raqqa, Syria, in which Baghdadi was possibly killed.
Joining hands in the battle against the Islamic State in the city of Marawi, India has rushed financial assistance of $500,000 (approx. Rs 3.2 crore), in the troubled Mindanao province, 800 km south of Manila
Today’s report comes a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared Mosul liberated from the ISIS after nearly nine months of fierce fighting to dislodge the extremist militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.
Iraqi forces today declared victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul after eight-month long operation.
Geneva: According to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), since 2014 more than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said she did not have anything to say when asked to comment on the possible death of Baghdadi in Syria last month.