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UK teen girl who went to IS area of Syria reported killed

UK teen girl who went to IS area of Syria reported killed

Aug 12, – Tasnime Akunjee told the BBC that Kadiza Sultana’s family had been told that she died in the IS stronghold of Raqqa several weeks ago. He said the family was “devastated.” One of three London schoolgirls who traveled to an area controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria to become “jihadi brides” […]

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U.S. says 300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation

U.S. says 300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation

Aug  10, – General John Nicholson said the offensive in the eastern province of Nangarhar was part of U.S. operations to degrade the capabilities of Islamic State wherever it raised its head, whether in Iraq and Syria or in Afghanistan. Afghan forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300 Islamic State fighters […]

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Grief, anger after 74 Pakistanis killed in hospital bomb

Grief, anger after 74 Pakistanis killed in hospital bomb

Aug 10, – Monday’s suicide bombing, which struck grief-stricken colleagues crowding around the body of the slain head of the provincial bar association, was the deadliest jihadist attack in Pakistan this year. Pakistani mourners flocked to funerals on Tuesday for 74 victims, most of them lawyers, of the bombing of a hospital in the southwestern […]

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Aug 09, – The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded, told Reuters. A suicide bomber in Pakistan […]

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Bombardments in Syria’s Aleppo kill 9 civilians

Bombardments in Syria’s Aleppo kill 9 civilians

Jun 17, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the crude explosive devices hit three areas of Aleppo, prompting the rebels to fire rockets into regime-held western parts of the city. Barrel bomb attacks and shelling on rebel-held areas of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo killed at least nine civilians Friday, the second […]

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Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Jun 14, – Mothers pleaded with their palms upturned while elders scribbled on paper the names of some of the hundreds of male relatives whose fates are unknown. When Iraqi officials and top brass visited this displacement camp south of jihadist-held Fallujah, distressed residents swarmed around them asking the same question: “Where are our sons?” […]

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Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Jun 11, – The official SANA news agency said two suicide bombers, one in a car, attacked the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, which is revered by Shiites around the world. Suicide bombers struck outside a Shiite shrine near Syria’s capital Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead, a monitor said, in an attack […]

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Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Jun 08, – The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey’s biggest city this year. A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main […]

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Boko Haram claims suicide attack in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram claims suicide attack in NE Nigeria

May 12, – The group, using the name Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), said in a statement posted on social media that the bomber “was able to detonate his explosive vest in the area of Maiduguri”. Boko Haram on Thursday claimed a suicide bomb attack that killed two police officers in northeast Nigeria, just […]

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Bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least 11

Bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least 11

Apr 25, – Islamic State said it was responsible for the explosion which went off near a cinema in Baghdad al-Jadida. Amaq news agency, which supports the group, said the bomber wore a suicide vest and targeted Iraqi security forces. A suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a predominantly Shi’ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad […]

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