Daily Archive: March 30, 2017

Taliban Releases Map of Territory It Controls in Afghanistan

The Taliban Islamic fundamentalist movement has published a ‘report’, which determines various regions of Afghanistan, controlled by the group, as well as contested territories and areas that are under the influence of the Afghan government. The report, entitled ‘Percent of Country under the control of Mujahideen’, was published on the Voice of Jihad website, which is considered as the group’s...

‘Unintentional Accident of War’? Pentagon Says it ‘Probably’ Played Role in 200+ Mosul Deaths

The Pentagon has admitted that its air campaign in Mosul “probably had a role” in the mounting civilian death toll in Mosul, including the recent loss of dozens of lives under the rubble of a house that was allegedly booby-trapped by ISIS to maximize casualties. Mounting evidence of an underreported civilian death toll in Mosul has recently been noted by...

Top British Universities Found Producing ‘Fake Research’

Hundreds of allegations of “fake research” conducted at some of the UK’s top universities were reported between 2011 and 2016, figures show. According to figures released by 23 of Britain’s 24 Russell Group universities following Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by the BBC, the scale of fraudulent research is much higher than official Research Councils UK (RCUK) statistics suggest....

Turkey says ‘Euphrates Shield’ Operation in Syria ‘Successfully Completed’

The Turkish military has successfully completed its ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in northern Syria, the Turkish National Security Council has announced. The NSC meeting on Wednesday was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It was noted that the Operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ which was started with the goal of ensuring national security, preventing the threat from Daesh (Arabic acronym for Islamic...