Iraqi officials said that twelve civilians have been killed and five wounded in an explosion on a bus at the main checkpoint for the northern entrance to Karbala.
Tal Afar was retaken from the terror group two years ago this month, but social and security challenges remain - and more than half of the city’s population hasn't returned.
The struggle for peace in Afghanistan is complicated by international powers, as well as conflicts between and within various Afghan factions.
Afghanistan's Independence Day celebrations have been ripped apart by a series of attacks as Afghans face a concerted push from Daesh in the country.
The terror group's leadership and fighters have been decimated, but as the US looks set to reach an accord with the Taliban, Daesh could become more violent as a means to prove its relevance.
An agreement would allow President Donald Trump to achieve his aim of ending Washington's longest-running war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
Releasing a joint declaration in the parliament, the governing and opposition parties called on Washington to take necessary steps to extradite Fetullah Terror Organisation's ringleader, Fetullah Gulen.
The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al Qahtaniya, a town in Hasakeh province, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor.
Turkish security forces also captured Daesh terrorists who were planning to enter Turkey to conduct several bomb attacks.
Separate attacks by Houthi rebels and militants on Thursday hit security forces in Yemen's city Aden, killing at least 49 people, many of them newly trained police cadets, officials said.
In one corner of Afghanistan, civilians risk attacks by the Taliban and Daesh, killings by Afghan army units, and US drone strikes.
A Yemeni health official says that along with the 51 killed, as many as 56 were wounded in Thursday's attacks.
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