Tag Archives: ISIS

Trump and Putin ‘agree to defeat IS in Syria’

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to defeat so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Kremlin says. It said a statement was prepared by experts after they met briefly on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam on Saturday. There has been no official confirmation from the US about the statement so far. The ...

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Manhyia North MP ‘desperate for attention’ – Ablakwa

The Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has chided the Chairman of Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah, for suggesting that the North Tongu MP, would be dragged before the Privileges Committee over a press conference he addressed in relation to Ghanaians fighting for the so-called Islamic State. Following the Minority’s press conference last week, which highlighted ...

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We must be commended for exposing ISIS report – Ablakwa

National  Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the Minority in parliament should commended for bringing to the attention of Ghanaians, a report by the Libyan government, which claimed that between 50 to 100 Ghanaians have joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State. According to Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is also the Minority spokesperson on ...

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Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority

The Majority in Parliament has assured that government is investigating a recent report by the Libyan government, which claimed that between 50 to 100 Ghanaians have joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in that country. A report issued by the Libyan government said Ghanaian migrants feature prominently as members of the terrorist group. The report placed Ghana in the second highest ...

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Over 50 Ghanaians fighting for ISIS – Libyan gov’t

The Libyan government has announced that it has identified at least 50 frontline fighters of ISIS to be Ghanaians. This was contained in a report from an enquiry into crimes committed in cities across Libya by the so-called Islamic State released by the Head of Investigations at the Office of the Attorney General, Al-Seddiq al-Sour. Addressing a press conference in ...

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ISIS admits its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is dead

ISIS has finally admitted its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, according to reports in Iraq. The terror group is said to have confirmed that the 45-year-old was killed in an air strike in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. Reports claim ISIS fanatics are scrambling to find a successor to the terror chief, who announced the formation of the group’s so-called caliphate in ...

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Egypt hits ‘jihadist camps’ after attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya. Gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others. President Sisi said he would “not hesitate to ...

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Philippines soldiers battle Isis-linked gunmen on Marawi city streets

A group of heavily-armed militants from a group linked to Isis have reportedly stormed a city in the Philippines and engaged in firefights with the national army. Residents of Marawi City, in the south of the country, were urged to remain indoors as at least 15 gunmen from a Muslim rebel group called Maute stormed the streets brandishing assault rifles. ...

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Turkish gov’t-funded madrassa teacher recorded praising ISIL in classroom

An obtrusive recording revealed that a teacher working at a Turkish gov’t-funded religious school in Albania converses with a student about how the ISIL militants seek to “provide protection to the Muslim people of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt.” During his 35-second video, a student says he does not understand if ISIL militants are Muslim or not. In her answer, the ...

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German-Ghanaian who denounced ISIS faces war crimes charges

A German-Ghanaian Islamic State defector who claimed in news interviews to have refused to commit violence for the group has been charged by German authorities with murder and war crimes for his role in a mass execution in Syria in 2015. Harry Sarfo, a 28-year-old German citizen, appeared in front-page articles and television broadcasts last year in which he offered ...

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