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US-led coalition in Deir Ezzor: Evacuating ISIS members and using white phosphorus

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SHAFAQNA- A week after Syrian publication accused US of transporting Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor, on Saturday local sources reported that US coalition strikes Syrian town using banned white phosphorus. War in Syria won't end while the…

Al-Baghdadi survived Iranian anti-terrorist attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian missile strike in Syria earlier this month was aimed in part at liquidating Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but he survived just because of his chanceful lateness to the meeting of militant commanders. Jabbar al-Maamouri,…

Iran is a good pattern for fighting terrorism in ME

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SHAFAQNA- Iran has enacted deliberate and cautious revenge over the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz by missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria, its message was aimed also at U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arab. On Monday, the Islamic…

The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that the Takfiri terrorist group, ISIS, has executed 3070 people over the past four years in the country. These people have been executed by the terrorist group in different areas…

Serial deaths of some high ranked Iraqi officers raised questions

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SHAFAQNA- Simultanous with the new government formation in Iraq and one year after victory over Daesh, some high ranked Iraqi officers who had significant role in the battle, unexpectedly died in recent days. This case raised some questions…

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi appears to be alive

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SHAFAQNA- Despite numerous reports of his death or injury, Daesh’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is still alive even though his whereabouts has been the subject of much speculation . There have been recurring reports of Baghdadi being…

Displaced families' return to their home in al-Mayadeen

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SHAFAQNA- In al-Mayadeen city and its countryside in the southeastern part of Deir Ezzor province, more than 1000 displaced families returned to their homes . The families’ return came after the army’s engineering units cleared the area…

Nigeria has to explain AI about Missing Shias

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SHAFAQNA- Nigeria’s government accused by Amnesty International because of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on followers to keep up attacks against Shi’ite Muslims

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SHAFAQNA : In a new 54 minute long speech for the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, instructed his followers to keep fighting, despite their several setbacks across Syria, Iraq, and…

Iran-Iraq trade balance hit $10b: Envoy

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Baghdad reached ten billion dollars for a one-year period, Iran's ambassador to Iraq announced on Wednesday. There are many historical, cultural and political commonalities…

Explosion in eastern Iraq kills one, injures 8 others

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA : One person was killed and eight others wounded in blast of an explosive charge in the city of Al Khalis in the eastern province of Diyala Saturday night, local media reported. The explosive charge went off in a marketplace…

Syrians return home to spend Ramadan holiday

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SHAFAQNA - Anadolu Agency | by Handan Kazanci: 39,000 Syrians have already returned to liberated areas in Syria, says Turkish migration official.   Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to their home country for the Ramadan holiday…

Iraq publishes new most wanted terrorists list head by Daesh leader

SHAFAQNA- Iraqi authorities have published a fresh list of most wanted terrorists headed by the name of the fugitive leader of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and…

Ensuring Stability, Security Main Need in Post-Daesh Iraq says Iraqi official

SHAFAQNA - Speaking to IQNA on the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Jabouri said cleansing Iraqi territories form Daesh elements was a great victory and precious achievement. “The…

Daesh has been completely defeated in Syria

SHAFAQNA - Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, affirmed on Friday that Daesh terrorist organization has been completely defeated in Syria. “As for Syria and the joint fight against Daesh/ISIS, ISIS has been completely defeated, in fact.…

Over 25 Million Muslims March Against ISIS And The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

SHAFAQNA- In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This…

Saudi warplanes kill 10 Yemeni civilians in Sa’ada, Hajjah provinces

  SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes have bombed residential areas in the Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces of Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians, including an entire family. The Saudi air raids, which targeted the city of Ghamr in Sa’ada…

Saudi jets kill dozen Yemeni civilians

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    SHAFAQNA - A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen's Southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with…

Ayatollah Sistani’s Representative Congratulates Iraqi Forces’ Gains against Daesh

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalayi lauded the forces’ achievements and hoped for liberation of remaining areas from Daesh. He also described Popular Mobilization Units, known as Hashd al-Shaabi, as heroes who took up arms when…

Iraqi PM, Military Announce Hawijah Liberation from ISIL

SHAFAQNA- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, kicking the Takfiri group out of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state. Speaking from the French capital,…

Daesh’s Last Stronghold in Northern Iraq Falls

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi forces captured Daesh’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday, leaving the militant group holed up in pockets of land by the Syrian border, across which its self-proclaimed “caliphate” once stretched. The…

Yemen’s Ansarullah mocks Saudi condemnation of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

    SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis. Jubeir…

US-made bomb kills and maims Yemeni children in deadly strike

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    SHAFAQNA - A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike…

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes: HRW

    SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch has accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of committing war crimes, saying its air raids killed 39 civilians, including 26 children, in two months. The rights group says five air…

Syrian Red Crescent delivers its first aid convoy to Deir Ezzor

    SHAFAQNA - After the Syrian Arab Army broke the siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) managed on Friday to deliver its first humanitarian aid convoy by land to the city. In…

ISIS defeats in Syria by October: Staffan de Mistura

    SHAFAQNA - Remaining strongholds of ISIS terrorists in Syria are likely to fall by the end of October, which must be the trigger for the international community to push for free and fair elections, UN Syria envoy Staffan…

Over 800 ISIS terrorists killed, major Units destroyed in Syria

  SHAFAQNA - The Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes has conducted a major operation to eliminate ISIS's most battle-tested and well-armed unit in Tell Ghanem al-Ali on Euphrates River, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. Over…

Tal Afar fully liberated from ISIS terrorists

SHAFAQNA - Brigadier General reports that Iraqi government forces liberated city of Tal Afar from ISIS militants. Iraqi city of Tal Afar has been fully liberated from militants of ISIS terrorist group, Brig. Gen. Najim Jubouri told Sputnik…