Daesh militants arrested 35 former intelligence officers of the Iraqi army to the west of the city of Hawija, and took them to the undisclosed direction, according to local media reports.
Armed groups which are occupying the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo are reportedly in secret talks with the government army on the terms of surrender from the region.
The current success of the Syrian army in Aleppo might signify that the ongoing fight against terrorism in Syria is entering its final stage. However Mark Weber, the Director of the Institute for Historical Review underlines that if it weren’t for the help provided by Russia and Iran, the Syrian government would have "never been able to survive."
The Russian military has transported over 710,000 tonnes of military supplies to Syria since the start of its ongoing counter-terrorist operation in the Arab country, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said Monday.
At least 11 people were killed and 45 were injured in a fire that erupted in a hotel in southern Pakistan.
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff are preparing a new military plan that could speed up the defeat of Daesh, something President-elect Donald Trump promised to do on the campaign trail.
Libyan military forces have captured eight Daesh militants in the besieged coastal city of Sirte over the weekend they tried to escape by sea, local media reported.
A political settlement for the conflict in Syria is still possible and negotiations with opposition in Aleppo are continuing, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Armed formations of the Free Syrian Army have fired Salah al-Din quarter in Aleppo with multiple launch rocket systems.
Syrian army, aided by local militia force, managed to liberate about half of eastern Aleppo during last two weeks.
Commenting on the success of the Syrian army in Aleppo, the US' diplomatic impasse and Russia's role in the settlement of the conflict, French political scientist Bruno Tertrais suggests that it was Washington which "voluntarily left the field" and "gave way to Russia" there, making Moscow an "unavoidable" player in deciding the ongoing crisis.
The member states of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan call upon states that have welcomed the Afghan refugees not to send them home until there conditions are restored for their safe and successful social reintegration in Afghanistan, the joint declaration adopted on Sunday said.
The current Syrian Army offensive against terrorists in eastern Aleppo will stop jihadists from holding this part of the city for a long time, Syrian political analyst Anas Mohsen told RIA Novosti.
Fearing possible abandonment by Donald Trump after he takes the office, what the US describes as "moderate Syrian opposition" is now looking for alternatives to US support, such as that of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, lamenting that instead of providing assistance, the US is "watching them drown."
Syrian government troops continue their operation to liberate Aleppo from militants.
Commenting on the recent deployment of two US assault ships into the Mediterranean, Russian defense analyst Konstantin Sivkov has connected it with the success of the Syrian army in Aleppo and the absence of any significant progress in the US operation in Iraq's Mosul.
A total of 10 people were wounded after terrorists retaining control of a number of eastern neighborhoods in Syria's Aleppo shelled the villages of Nubbul and al-Zahraa to the north of the city.
The Syrian army regained full control over Al-Tall city in the Damascus province, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Sunday.
As Syrian government forces advance in east Aleppo, liberating 50 percent of the area from the jihadists, Western journalists are calling it the "end of the Western dominance," namely that of the US, on the international arena; meanwhile Russian Middle East experts warn against connecting the success in Syria with the political changes in the US.
The turning point in the fight for Aleppo is down to the high morale of the Syrian Army and the ability of its commanders, according to Igor Korotchenko, chief editor of the Russian magazine National Defense.
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