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Islamic State tactics evolving, may include car bombs- Europol

Islamic State tactics evolving, may include car bombs- Europol

Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday. Jihadist attacks on EU member states have not yet involved “the use of home-made, commercial or military explosives in vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices” as […]

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Iraqi forces battle car bombs with commercial drones

Iraqi forces battle car bombs with commercial drones

On the Mosul front lines, Iraqi forces have found a new tool to counter the Islamic State group’s suicide car bombs: small commercial drones. “It’s a car bomb!” Mohammed Salih alerted his forces after checking the live feed from a drone his men were flying over the area, on the Mosul battle’s southern front. A […]

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Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Oct 14, – The bomb went off at a market in the town of Darkoush in Idlib province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. The marketplace was busy with shoppers buying on the eve of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important Muslims holidays. A car bombing […]

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Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Sep 30, –  The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings to stage attacks. The deadliest of the day’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and […]

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Syria car bomb kills 30, separate blast rocks capital

Syria car bomb kills 30, separate blast rocks capital

Sep 27, –  In Damascus, the United Nations said its team of weapons experts currently in Syria will investigate seven sites of alleged chemical attacks in the country, four more than previously known. The announcement came a day after the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed on a resolution to eliminate Syria’s […]

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Iraqi officials say 20 dead many injured in fresh bombings in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say 20 dead many injured in fresh bombings in Baghdad

May 30, BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq is facing its most relentless wave of bloodshed since the 2011 U.S. military withdrawal, deepening fears that the country is heading back toward the widespread sectarian fighting that pushed it to the brink of civil war in the years after the invasion. A series of bomb explosions in Iraq, […]

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Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

Syrian troops battle rebels in Aleppo prison

May 16, BEIRUT (AP) — The orchestrated assault began at dawn, but by nightfall, the rebels had not dislodged regime forces or freed some 4,000 prisoners held there, according to two pro-opposition monitoring groups. Across Syria, the Internet was restored after a blackout of more than eight hours, the second nationwide outage in a week. […]

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