#IslamicState

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Joe Biden is expected to announce a 'new phase' of the US military presence in Iraq
  • The US President could end the combat operations in Iraq
  • But it is still unclear if he will announce a full withdrawal

.Baghdad, Iraq
The blast occurred just days before Eid celebrations.(Representational/Pixabay)

  • The militant group identified the suicide bomber as Abu Hamza al-Iraqi
  • Iraqi President Barham Salih called the bombing a "heinous crime"
  • UNICEF confirmed that children were killed and injured in the attack

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US government is rapidly formulating plans to evacuate potentially thousands of interpreters who worked for coalition forces in Afghanistan. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The US government is actively trying to evacuate Afghan interpreters, who worked for coalition forces
  • The move is being taken to protect their safety amid fears the  Taliban could target them
  • Some 18,000 Afghan interpreters, commandos are waiting for visas to immigrate to the US

Bengaluru, Apr 1 (PTI) The NIA Thursday filed a charge-sheet against two alleged Islamic State sympathisers for their alleged involvement in forming a group to further the activities of the ...

.Syria
A Syrian woman sits in a tent with her son as others wait for food distribution. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The international community will be asked to step up with billions of dollars in new aid pledges
  • The goal is to raise $10 billion
  • The fifth Brussels Conference on Syria will be held by video link because of coronavirus precautions

.Iraq
Hundreds of mourners attended funerals in a village north of Iraq's capital Saturday for eight people killed in attacks claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.(Photo credit: Representational/PTI)

  • The attacks took place on Friday
  • The violence killed six members of the same family, including two women
  • The Iraqi military said it was a revenge attack ordered by a village resident

.Baghdad, Iraq
The toll has more than doubled since February 8 when it stood at 14, according to Kurdish authorities. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Reportedly, since the start of 2021, 31 people have been killed in the Al-Hol camp
  • The camp holds almost 62,000 people, most of whom are women and children
  • Most inhabitants are Syrians or Iraqis displaced by the Kurdish-led battle against Islamic State