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Turkey kills 160 to 200 Syrian Kurdish militants in airstrikes

Turkey kills 160 to 200 Syrian Kurdish militants in airstrikes

Oct 20, –  The army said its jets late on Wednesday pounded areas recently captured by the YPG forces, and destroyed nine buildings, one armored vehicle and four other vehicles that belonged to the Kurdish YPG militia. Turkish jets carried out 26 airstrikes on 18 Syrian Kurdish YPG militant targets in northern Syria and killed […]

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Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Oct 15, – The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch an offensive to take back Mosul, the last Iraqi city still under control of Islamic State, in northern Iraq. Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi’ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the […]

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14 dead as pro-govt fighters squeeze IS in Libya’s Sirte

14 dead as pro-govt fighters squeeze IS in Libya’s Sirte

Oct 15, – After six months of fighting, backed by U.S. air strikes, Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli are close to clearing out the last remnants of the militant group from the former hometown of dead leader Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan pro-government forces have advanced into another area in their battle to […]

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18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

18 killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit

Sep 25, – It was the first such assault since Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, was retaken from the ultra-hardline jihadist group. Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi […]

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Syria truce brings ‘significant drop’ in fighting

Syria truce brings ‘significant drop’ in fighting

Sep 14, – The truce brokered by Russia and the United States began at sundown on Monday, in the latest bid to end a conflict that has killed more than 300,000 people since March 2011. The UN’s Syria envoy applauded a “significant drop” in violence through the first 24 hours of a fragile ceasefire but […]

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Blast kills 12 as Philippine president visits hometown

Blast kills 12 as Philippine president visits hometown

Sep 03, – The blast tore through a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel, a frequent haunt of Duterte, who was in the southern city of Davao at the time but was not hurt. An explosion at a packed night market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least […]

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Rocket attack on Turkish tanks in Syria kills soldier

Rocket attack on Turkish tanks in Syria kills soldier

Aug  28, – The dead soldier — who has not been identified — is the first confirmed Turkish fatality of Turkey’s unprecedented operation in northern Syria which began on Wednesday and has so far proceeded with lightning pace. One Turkish soldier was killed and three more wounded on Saturday in a rocket attack by Kurdish […]

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Turkey fires on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria offensive

Turkey fires on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria offensive

Aug  26, – Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State’s last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, on Wednesday. Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the border region against both Islamic […]

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In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

Aug 23, – That was last Sunday. Less than a day earlier, Turkey was less fortunate: a teenage bomber detonated his suicide vest among dancing guests at a Turkish wedding party, officials say, killing 51 people, nearly half of them children themselves. The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him […]

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IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Aug  17, – The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces allied with the unity government. Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district […]

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