By Brecht Jonkers
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu has clarified the new Turkish policy regarding Syria, both the Syrian government and the Kurdish forces in the north of the country. Cavusoglu did this on Tuesday, in the wake of the recent ISIS defeat in both Syria and Iraq.
By Carlo Muñoz
The paramilitary wing of influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr on Monday agreed to disband its forces and hand over its cache of weapons to the Iraqi government, making it the first Shia militia to lay down its arms in the aftermath of Islamic State's defeat in the country.
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt.
By Jamie McIntyre
While congratulating Iraqi forces for making "considerable progress" against "a determined enemy," the Pentagon on Monday stopped short of endorsing the weekend declaration from Iraq's leader that final victory over the Islamic State has been achieved in his country.
By Idris Okuducu
Northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has severed all operational ties with 15,000 Ezidi Peshmerga fighters currently deployed in Mosul's Sinjar district due to their "failure to obey orders", according to KRG officials.
(AFP) -- French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international and Afghan sources have told AFP.