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One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

Apr 24, – Two rockets struck houses in a poor neighbourhood near the town centre in the morning. Sixteen people were injured and Turkish soldiers near the border returned fire into Syria, security sources said. Rockets pounded the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Sunday, a Reuters witness reported, killing one person […]

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Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Apr 18, – Kilis — the only town in Turkey where refugees from the war in Syria now outnumber Turkish locals — has been repeatedly hit by rocket fire from areas in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in recent weeks. Four rockets fired from Syria slammed into the southern Turkish town of Kilis […]

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‘Qaeda ambush’ kills at least 20 Yemen soldiers- military source

‘Qaeda ambush’ kills at least 20 Yemen soldiers- military source

Apr 09, – “Armed members of Al-Qaeda ambushed a group of young soldiers travelling in three civilian vehicles in the province of Abyan, killing at least 20 of them,” said the source, who requested anonymity. Al-Qaeda militants killed at least 20 Yemeni soldiers on Saturday when they ambushed their convoy in the south of the […]

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Suicide bomber kills 30 south of Baghdad- police

Suicide bomber kills 30 south of Baghdad- police

Mar 25, – “They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,” a police captain from the village, Al-Asriya, told AFP. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd Friday after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 30 […]

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Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30

Mar 22, – The Amaq agency said suicide bombers from the group, strapped into explosive belts, had staged both attacks. Belgian media said police were hunting one attacker who had survived. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least […]

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Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Mar 17, – “The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians. Yazidis because they are Yazidis. Shi’ites because they are Shi’ites,” Kerry said, referring to the group by an Arabic acronym, and accusing it of crimes against humanity and of ethnic cleansing. The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority […]

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Islamic State truck bomb kills at least 60 people south of Baghdad

Islamic State truck bomb kills at least 60 people south of Baghdad

Mar 06, – The suicide attack, involving an explosive-laden fuel tanker, is the second deadliest this year after one on Feb. 28 that killed 78 people in Sadr City, a Shi’ite district of Baghdad. This was also claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni group that controls vast swathes of territory in Iraq and in Syria. A […]

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Suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Feb 28, – Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead. A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in […]

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U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

U.S. strikes Islamic State in Libya, killing 40 people

Feb 19, – It was the second U.S. air strike in three months against Islamic State in Libya, where the hardline Islamist militants have exploited years of chaos following Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 overthrow to build up a presence on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked […]

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Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

Feb 02, – The Iraqi army, police and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias – backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition – imposed a near total siege late last year on Falluja, located 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad in the Euphrates river valley. Tens of thousands of trapped Iraqi civilians are running out of […]

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