Islamic State

From Syria to Iraq, how is COVID-19 outbreak affecting Middle East conflicts?

It remains unclear what the coronavirus pandemic's impact will be on the multiple wars roiling the Middle East. Here is an overview of the impact so far on the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq. 

published on : 5th April 2020

Islamic State reverting to insurgency tactics after losing caliphate

Nearly defeated on the battlefields, IS  has reverted to what it was before its spectacular conquests in 2014 - a shadowy insurgent network that targets civilian populations with guerrilla-style attacks and exploits state weaknesses.

published on : 12th October 2018

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

The US-led anti-jihadist coalition carried out strikes in "self-defense" against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, leaving an estimated more than 100 dead.

published on : 8th February 2018

IN PICTURES | 11 Afghan troops killed in deadly Islamic State attack on Kabul military base

Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul today, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days. The series of assaults have left already war-weary citizens grief-stricken and angry as the Taliban and IS escalate their offensive.

published on : 29th January 2018

Road to Idlib: Life in jeopardy in the northern Syrian city as Russia-backed government forces press for victory

Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey amid a crushing offensive just as the cold winter weather sets in.

published on : 7th January 2018