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October 22, 2017

Middle East

In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers

In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers   By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – When the boys first arrived at the Islamic State training facility in eastern Mosul they would cry and ask about their parents, who went missing when the militants rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014. But as the weeks passed

Turkish-led forces advance into outskirts of Syrian city

Turkish-led forces advance into outskirts of Syrian city By Humeyra Pamuk and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have captured the outskirts of the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab in northern Syria, the Turkish government and rebel sources said on Wednesday. The advance threatens an important Islamic State stronghold,

Russia, Turkey Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana

Russia, Turkey Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana ASTANA (Reuters) – Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran, and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “Representatives of Jordan are expected to take part

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