terrorism in the east

Turkey nabs 51 FETÖ military infiltrators

Turkey nabs 51 FETÖ military infiltrators

Turkish security forces detained 51 of 78 suspects wanted by authorities in operations against the Gülenist Terrorist Group (FETÖ) on Friday. Suspects are accused of being members of the terrorist group’s secret networks in …

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 7 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 7 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkish security forces “neutralized” seven YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The terrorists were targeted as they attempted to infiltrate the area of Operation …

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

A Turkish court on Monday acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu of terrorism charges, she said on Twitter, in a case that lasted nearly five years and added to strains between Ankara and Berlin at the time of her detention. Tolu was …

Man suspected of knife attack on soldiers in Israel detained

Man suspected of knife attack on soldiers in Israel detained

The Israeli army has detained another suspect in an attempted melee weapon attack in the West Bank on Friday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday. According to IDF, Israeli soldiers have now detained a suspect who was …

Turkish soldiers eliminated six terrorists in northern Syria

Turkish soldiers eliminated six terrorists in northern Syria

The Turkish armed forces have eliminated six YPG (Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party) terrorists in northern Syria. This is stated in a message posted on the page of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense on Twitter. On …

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, an operation was carried out against Kurdish militants in the north of Iraq on New Year’s Day. It is clarified that in the Qandil region, an airstrike was inflicted on the deployment …

Gaza Strip celebrates New Year by launching rockets at Israel

Gaza Strip celebrates New Year by launching rockets at Israel

Today, two rockets fired by militants from the Gaza Strip fell off the coast of Tel Aviv. Air defence was not involved, since the missile course initially ran past the Israeli territory. "Today, two missile launches were recorded …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern areas of Iraq and Syria, an authority said on Monday. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that two terrorists were neutralized in …

U.S. State Department: Al-Qaeda leaders reside in Iran

U.S. State Department: Al-Qaeda leaders reside in Iran

The State Department's counterterrorism coordinator John Godfrey said a number of Al-Qaeda leaders (the terrorist group banned in Russia) reside in Tehran. "We remain deeply concerned about the fact that al-Qaida …

West withdrawing troops from Iraq

West withdrawing troops from Iraq

The U.S-led international coalition has ended its combat mission in Iraq and withdrawn from the country, Iraq's national security adviser Qasim al-Araji said on Thursday. "Today, we have completed the last round of dialogue …

Ten oil workers killed in attack on bus in Syria

Ten oil workers killed in attack on bus in Syria

Ten people were killed and one person was injured in an attack on a bus carrying workers in an oil field in Syria’s government-held areas, Syria’s state news agency reported Thursday. No details were offered of the nature of …

U.S. envoy on Afghanistan to hold meetings with Taliban

U.S. envoy on Afghanistan to hold meetings with Taliban

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan will visit Doha next week for two weeks of meetings with leaders of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia), U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said. "They’ll discuss …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkish security forces “neutralized” four YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Three terrorists who were planning attacks were targeted in Turkey’s Operation Peace …

Three terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey

Three terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey

At least three terrorists were "neutralized" in a domestic anti-terror operation in eastern Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said in a statement that the armed terrorists were targeted …