By Margarita Antidze and Maria Tsvetkova BIRKIANI, Georgia/MOSCOW, July 4 – In 2012, Tarkhan Batirashvili set off from his home in ex-Soviet Georgia on a journey that would pave the way to last week’s suicide attack on Istanbul airport. “He told me: ‘Father, I should find my own way in life. This country does not
By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 30 – Three suspected Daesh suicide bombers who killed 43 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul’s main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. The attack on one of the world’s busiest airports, a hub at
By Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 9 – A Daesh commander described by the Pentagon as the group’s “minister of war” was likely killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major victory in the United States’ efforts to strike the militant group’s leadership.
BRATSKOYE, Russia, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The Russian man beheaded as a spy by Daesh was a moderate Muslim who had rejected attempts by militants to recruit him to fight in the Middle East, his adoptive family told Reuters on Friday. A video posted online by Daesh this week showed a man in an orange