Tag: Iraq and Syria

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Aug 10, – Three explosions, two of them suicide bombings, killed at least 45 people near Baquba, the capital of Iraq’s restive eastern province of Diyala on Monday, police and medics said. The deadlier of Monday’s two attacks happened near the provincial capital, Baquba, located 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. Police said a […]

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US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

Aug 09, – The deployment marks the first time since an international coalition began bombing IS targets in Iraq and Syria a year ago that US jets will launch strikes from Turkey, following an accord signed with Ankara late last month. The United States for the first time Sunday deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes […]

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Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

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More than 400 arrested in Saudi crackdown on IS

More than 400 arrested in Saudi crackdown on IS

Jul 18, – The IS jihadist group has claimed several deadly attacks in the Sunni-dominated kingdom. Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has broken up an Islamic State group-linked network and made more than 430 arrests, foiling new attacks on Shiite mosques and a diplomatic mission. Authorities have “managed over the past few weeks to destroy […]

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Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

May 16, – “A girl aged about 12 detonated an explosive under her clothes as she approached the station’s perimeter fence,” said Danbaba Nguru, a shopkeeper who witnessed the attack in the town of Damaturu. A girl aged about 12 carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, killing […]

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Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheading

Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheading

Apr 20, – Militants refer to the Christians as crusaders in the video and tell the camera they are out to kill muslims. The video shows around 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another 15 being shot in the head in scrubland. Men in both groups are referred to in the subtitle – […]

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Al-Qaida Indian branch- US drones kill 2 leaders in Pakistan

Al-Qaida Indian branch- US drones kill 2 leaders in Pakistan

Apr 12, – In an audio message released Sunday, Usama Mahmood identified the dead as deputy chief Ahmed Farooq and Qari Imran, in charge of the group’s Afghan affairs. Mahmood says a Jan. 5 drone strike in North Waziristan killed Imran, while a later drone strike killed Farooq. A spokesman for al-Qaida’s new Indian branch […]

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US Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists

US Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists

Apr 07, – VanDyke, who rose to fame as a foreign fighter backing Libyan rebels against Moamer Kadhafi, has just finished leading his new military contracting firm through its first assignment — training Christian volunteers to take on jihadists. After fighting with rebels in Libya and embracing the revolt in Syria, Matthew VanDyke has rolled […]

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Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Mar 18, – Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said. Security forces were surrounding at least two militants in […]

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IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

Mar 13, – The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the world, are under increasing military pressure. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. Islamic State seized much of northern and […]

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