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Iraqi defense minister escapes sniper fire in Salahudin province


​Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi on Monday escaped an assassination attempt by sniper fire near the battleground town of Baiji in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, wounding one of his guards, a Defense Ministry statement said.

14 IS militants killed in clashes, air strike in Iraq's Anbar


​Up to 14 members of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Monday in an air strike and clashes with the Iraqi security forces in the country's largest province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

10 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni missile strike


​Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile strike at a military base in the eastern province of Maarib in Yemen, Al Arabiya local TV channel reported on Saturday.

Iraqi security forces foil IS attack on Tikrit


​Iraqi security forces foiled an attack Sunday by Islamic State (IS) militants against the city of Tikrit, killing five IS militants, a provincial security source said.

Syrians demand end of rebels' siege on two Shiite towns


​Many Syrians took part in sit-ins held Tuesday in several Syrian cities, calling for the break of the siege imposed by the rebels on two Shiite towns in northwestern Syria, a monitor group reported.

Iraq bombs IS target responsible for death of 2 senior military officials


​Iraqi aircraft carried out an air strike targeting a hideout of Islamic State (IS) militants said to be responsible for the killing of two senior army commanders in an earlier suicide car bomb attacks in the country's western province of Anbar, a military statement said on Sunday.

IS partially destroys ancient Roman temple in Syria's Palmyra


​The Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed parts of a famous ancient Roman temple in the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a monitor group reported Sunday.

IS claims killing 2 generals in suicide bomb attack in Iraq's Anbar


​The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Thursday claimed the responsibility for the massive suicide bomb attack that killed two senior army commanders in Iraq' s western province of Anbar, the group said in an online statement.

Syrian airstrikes kill 70 rebels in Latakia amid ongoing showdown


​At least 70 rebels were killed and 40 others wounded by Syrian airstrikes in Latakia Wednesday, amid ongoing military showdown near the area of Ghab Plains, the state-run SANA news agency and a monitor group reported.

22 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Anbar province


​A total of 22 militants of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group were killed Wednesday in airstrikes in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.