Tag: Islamist rebels

Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

Apr 05, – In a statement on Twitter, Ahrar al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group that fights alongside Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate, said it “shot down a warplane (over the town of Al-Eis) that was conducting airstrikes”. A Syrian rebel group allied with Al-Qaeda said it had downed a warplane over northern Syria on Tuesday, with the […]

April 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jihadists claim kidnap of Swiss woman in Mali- report

Jihadists claim kidnap of Swiss woman in Mali- report

Jan 27, – “We announce our responsibility for the kidnapping of this evangelising disbeliever who, through her work, has succeeded in driving large numbers of Muslim sons from Islam,” Al-Akhbar quoted a spokesman for the group as saying in the video, which was not broadcast. Private Mauritanian news agency Al-Akhbar said Tuesday that it had […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Truck bomb in Syria’s Aleppo kills 23, including fighters- monitor

Truck bomb in Syria’s Aleppo kills 23, including fighters- monitor

Jan 26, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 19 fighters from the group and four civilians were killed in the blast in the Sukari district of the city. At least 23 people, most of them from the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, were killed by a truck suicide bomber in Syria’s Aleppo city […]

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Nov 30, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian raids that began September 30 have killed 419 Islamic State group fighters as well as 598 from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and other rebel groups. Russian air strikes in support of the Syrian government have killed more than 1,500 people, a third of them […]

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Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Nov 17, – Putin pledged to ramp up Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria in response to the attack but stopped short of blaming any one group as the country’s security agency announced a $50 million (47 million-euro) reward for information leading to capture of those responsible. President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance as Moscow on Tuesday […]

November 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

Jul 26, – A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered around the site of the blast targeting the Jazeera hotel. Nearby was the wreckage of four cars. The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and […]

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