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  • ISIS threatens Putin with terrorist attacks during FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia

    Islamic State (ISIS) supporters are distributing posts on social networks containing threats of terrorist attacks during the World Cup 2018.

    The posts first appeared on the social network Telegram, where they were they distributed by the Wafa Media Foundation, an Islamic State-supporting organization. They also appeared later on Twitter.

    Most of the threats are personally directed against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom ISIS accuses of massacring Muslims in Syria.

    Some of the posts …

  • Russia claims that ISIS generates revenue through online casinos

    Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said that the Islamic State uses online casinos to generate revenue, reports Interfax.

    "They improve their skills in modern technologies. For example, in one of the neighboring Syria countries, the accomplices of the terrorists are stealing the money of ordinary citizens through fake online shops. The fighters of the ‘Caliphate’ do not shun earnings from online casinos either," Nebenzya said.

    According to him, thanks to the actions …

  • Pentagon: Syria not yet cleansed of ISIS

    Syria has not yet been completely liberated from Islamic State militants, but even once it is, it will be necessary to oppose the return of the extremists to the Arab country, US Defense Ministry spokesperson Eric Pahon told a TASS correspondent on Wednesday.

    “Syria has not been cleansed of ISIS. They could withstand our attacks, and we intend to continue our operations in the foreseeable future in order to ensure stability and security in this country,” the Pentagon spokesperson responded …

  • Putin announces complete defeat of ISIS in Syria

    The forces of the Islamic State have been completely defeated in Syria, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing a report of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, reports Interfax.

    “Two hours ago, the Minister of Defense reported that the operations on the eastern and western bank of the Euphrates have been completed with the complete defeat of the terrorists,” Putin said.

    He noted that there may still be isolated areas of resistance.

    “But in general, the combat at this stage and in …

  • As Syrian Army claims full control over Abu Kamal, ISIS launches counteroffensive

    Syrian Army regained control of the town of Abu Kamal, which was previously capture by ISIS, Russian media reports with reference to sources in Syrian Army.

    Syria government news agency SANA also reported a victory in Abu Kemal, stating that "the Syrian army and its allies liberated the last area of the city, which was under the control of the ISIS".

    The town of Abu Kemal, which was the last stronghold of ISIS in Syria, has passed several times over the past few weeks from one side to another. …

  • Russia starts investigation into employee who published footage from video game as ‘proof of U.S. support of ISIS in Syria’

    The Russian Ministry of Defense is conducting an investigation into an employee who mistakenly attached photographs to military department statement on the interaction of the U.S.-led international coalition and militants of ISIS in the city of Abu Kamal in Syria. This was stated in a release from the Russian defense department, reported RIA Novosti.

    The investigation that is being conducted concerns a civil service employee, the release stated.

    On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry …

  • Syrian army reluctant to storm final ISIS stronghold

    The Syrian army and its allies have not yet begun the assault on the city of Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, considered the Islamic State terrorist group’s final stronghold in Syrian territory, reported on the Telegram channel Directorate 4, which monitors Syrian conflict.

    There is heavy artillery presence in the region. The militants’ positions are being bombarded with 152 millimeter and 122 millimeter self-propelled 2S3 Akatsiya and 2S1 Gvozdika howitzers. “It can be assumed that the …

  • ISIS recaptures strategic city of Abu Kamal from Syrian Army

    According to Iranian news agency Fars, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as a source, troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime were forced to retreat from the city of Abu Kamal because of strong pressure from ISIS militants.

    The news agency indicates that fighting continues in the vicinity of Abu Kamal, where the government army and military groups from Hezbollah are attempting to organize a counteroffensive.

    The Russian media reported that Abu Kamal, which was considered the …

  • Russian State Duma: Russians captured in Syria have been executed

    Roman Zabolotny and Grigory Tsurkanu, who were shown in the video from Syria with captured Russian soldiers, have most likely been killed by Islamic State militants, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for the CIS and European Integration Viktor Vodolatsky told reporters on October 5.

    According to the MP, on camera the prisoners refused to renounce their orthodox faith, adopt Islam and join ISIS, and so they were killed by the terrorists. Vodolatsky did not disclose the information’s …

  • ISIS announces capture of two Russian soldiers in Syria

    The terrorist group ISIS captured two Russian soldiers in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, reported SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activities of terrorists, citing Amaq news agency.

    It was also reported that one of the Russian soldiers was killed.

    Later, a representative of the Russian Khmeimim Air Base told Russia’s Interfax news agency that the information about the capture and death of Russian military in the Deir ez-Zor province is untrue.

    “There were no incidents connected …