Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought Egypt's support for efforts to tackle Islamist militants in the region during a visit to Cairo on Saturday, his first trip abroad since taking office in October.
After weeks fighting in Eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces have declared the end of ISIS as a territorial entity in Iraq and Syria. But, there are fears ISIS will retreat into a "virtual caliphate" from where it will attempt to inspire more attacks. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."
Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has formally requested that parliament sack Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan after a river ferry accident that killed at least 90 people in the provincial capital, Mosul.
The US Defense Department announced Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Syria. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan briefed President Trump about the terrorist group being eliminated from its murderous caliphate as he was traveling to Florida on Air Force One, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. She showed reporters a map of Iraq and...
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