40 ISIS militants killed in Iraqi airstrike
Baku-APA. At least 40 Daesh terrorists were killed in southern Mosul, Iraq confirmed late Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
07:37 28 October
U.S., Turkish leaders discuss next steps to fight IS
Baku-APA. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday discussed by phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the next steps to fight the Islamic State (IS), the White House said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
06:05 27 October
Air strikes kill 28, mostly children in Syria's Idlib
Baku-APA. Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed at least 28 people, most of them school children, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:20 27 October
Coalition raids kill 5 civilians near Daesh-held Mosul
Baku-APA. At least five civilians were killed Wednesday by airstrikes carried out by U.S.-led coalition aircraft in and around Daesh-held Mosul, according to Iraqi military sources, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
03:45 27 October
Turkish, French and US defense ministers discuss operations against ISIL
Baku – APA. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Brussels on Oct. 26, the second meeting in five days, as two countries ramp up joint efforts to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
19:41 26 October
Azerbaijan detains 16 foreigners for illegal hunting since early 2016
Baku – APA. As many as 153 people, including 16 foreigners (citizens of the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Pakistan and Iraq) have been detained in Azerbaijan for illegal hunting since the beginning of 2016, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA.
11:00 26 October
French president calls for vigilance after Mosul attack
Baku-APA. President Francois Hollande on Tuesday warned of the potential aftermath of the offensive against Mosul, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:48 25 October
Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian situation
Baku-APA. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the situation in Syria's northern city of Aleppo over phone on Monday evening, said the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
06:28 25 October
Anadolu Agency team under fire in Iraq's Kirkuk
Baku-APA. A team of Anadolu Agency journalists came under fire in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, as they covered a Daesh assault on the city on Saturday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
01:51 23 October
Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq
Baku-APA. Hundreds of people in Iraq are being treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant was set alight in fighting with so-called Islamic State, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:31 22 October
Turkish President repeats call for 'terror-free zone' in Syria
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his call for a “terror-free zone” in the northern part of war-torn Syria on Saturday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
22:49 22 October
At least 80 killed in IS assault on Kirkuk
Baku-APA. A police commander in Kirkuk says the assault by the Islamic State group on the northern Iraqi city that began early Friday has killed at least 80 people, mostly security forces, APA reports quoting ABC News.
20:56 22 October
CNN: ISIS executes hundreds of Mosul area residents
Baku-APA. ISIS executed 284 men and boys as coalition forces closed in on Mosul, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN, APA reports.
07:10 22 October
US defense secretary stresses alliance with Turkey
Baku-APA. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met Turkish leaders on Friday when he reaffirmed the countries’ alliance and congratulated Turkey on successes against Daesh in Syria, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
03:11 22 October
Turkmen TV worker killed by Daesh in Iraq’s Kirkuk
Baku-APA. A Turkmen news broadcaster on Friday was killed by "Daesh gunmen" in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk, a local official said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
21:44 21 October
Pentagon chief: Turkey should be involved in Mosul operation
Baku – APA. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who is paying an official visit to Turkey, said it is acceptable of Ankara to show interest in what is going on in Syria and Iraq, noting that Turkey should be involved in the Mosul operation.
15:27 21 October
Iraqi troops liberate town of Bartella
Baku-APA. The Iraqi Armed Forces killed about 200 militants during a military operation aimed at liberation of the northern country's of Bartella from Daesh, APA reports quoting CNN.
21:53 20 October
Normalization of Israel-Turkey ties to have positive impact on Azerbaijan - researcher
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. Normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey will have a positive impact on Azerbaijan, APA cited Gallia Lindenstrauss, a research fellow for the South Caucasus and Turkey at the Israeli-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) as saying.
12:50 20 October
Belgian jets could be behind airstrike killing 6 people near Aleppo
Baku-APA. The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Tuesday it had received local reports of an airstrike on a village of Hassajek near Aleppo resulting in six people killed and at least four wounded, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
00:54 19 October
Iraqi Mosul to face humanitarian catastrophe - Russian Foreign Ministry
Baku-APA. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that nobody had calculated the risks of the operation to liberate northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occupied by the Daesh, as well as had solved such issues as preparation of shelters, food and health for refugees that would flee the city, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:28 18 October