The gunmen attacked the villages of Sagho and Toekodogo, in the Barsalogho district, on Saturday, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said in a statement, describing them as members of "armed terrorist groups".
Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Daesh group, a local official said.
Clashes with guards, violent factional quarrels and a new strain of ultra-extremism -- the Daesh group’s territorial “caliphate” may be defeated, but a camp in eastern Syria is emerging as a fresh extremist powder keg. Dislodged in a final offensive by a Kurdish-led ground force and coalition air strikes,
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he was open to allowing the return of orphaned children of an Australian extremist in a Syrian refugee camp following their desperate plea for help.
Iraq’s judiciary condemned to death four Daesh group members on Sunday, the first known sentence for hundreds of Iraqi extremists repatriated in recent months from neighbouring Syria.
A Tajik man who joined Daesh said many foreigners who enlisted in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria were jailed or killed for trying to leave. The 28-year-old, who once drove a taxi in Moscow,
The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate for a peace settlement with the militants.
A humanitarian emergency is unfolding in the camp in northeast Syria overwhelmed with people who fled the last battlefields of Daesh extremists — and a top priority is helping hundreds of unaccompanied children return home, the head of the international Red Cross said.
The death toll was confirmed by the National Oil Company (NOC) which condemned the attack in a statement on Saturday evening.