The developments made clear that one of President Donald Trump's rationales for withdrawing troops from Syria was not going to come to pass any time soon. "It's time to bring our soldiers back home," he said Wednesday. But they are not coming home.
Some 45 suspects have been arrested since the Wednesday bombing in Medan on Sumatra island, while two bombmakers were shot dead during a raid, according to authorities.
A US-backed force and two Syrian activist groups say Daesh militants have carried out an attack in the city of Raqqa in northern Syria. The early on Wednesday attack targeted a post
President Donald Trump did not just commend the American forces who succeeded in capturing and killing Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi in northeastern Syria. He also showered praise on a dog that tracked down the head of Daesh.
You could feel the unbridled joy from Donald Trump when he teased the world with a six-word tweet at three o’clock on Sunday morning: “Something very big has just happened!” he said
The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about 60 kilometres (38 miles) south of Mosul.
Turkey aims to repatriate around 2,500 militants, the majority of whom will be sent to European Union nations, state broadcaster TRT Haber said, adding there were currently 813 militants at 12 deportation centres in the country.
Turkey has said it captured and detained several members of the family of the slain Daesh group leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, including one of his wives, his sister and a daughter.
A total of 33 people were arrested in Ankara province — almost all of them Iraqi — while the others were held in Batman, Kayseri and Adana provinces. Turkey has stepped up raids on Daesh militants in recent months, and pushed to repatriate them to their countries of origin.
Two US military officials quoted by the paper said the Pentagon wanted to resume these operations in order to pick up the fight against the Daesh group. Washington began the pause on January 5 two days after the strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport.