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IS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in US strike

IS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in US strike

Aug 13, – Saeed was named head of IS’s “Khorasan province,” which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of neighboring countries, early last year when a group of Pakistani Taliban switched allegiance to the jihadist group. The Islamic State group’s leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed last month in an airstrike in Nangarhar […]

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EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

May 20, – Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel […]

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Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

May 15, – It was the second attack in days claimed by IS in the city of 200,000 people that was recaptured by government forces from the rival jihadists of Al-Qaeda with US backing. A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police Sunday in the Yemeni port […]

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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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US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

Feb 04, – Jalal Belaidi, alias Abu Hamza, a top commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with two guards when their vehicle was hit in the Maraqesha area of Abyan province, a relative said. A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5 million US bounty on his head was […]

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Suspected Russian air raids kill 10 Syrian civilians- monitor

Suspected Russian air raids kill 10 Syrian civilians- monitor

Jan 31, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among those killed in the raids on Al-Hisan in the western part of the province. Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 10 civilians Saturday in a village held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, […]

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IS attack on Syria’s Deir Ezzor kills 35 regime forces- monitor

IS attack on Syria’s Deir Ezzor kills 35 regime forces- monitor

Jan 16, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group had advanced into the northern tip of the city and captured the suburb of Al-Baghaliyeh. At least 35 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime militiamen were killed Saturday in a multi-front attack by the Islamic State group on the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, […]

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Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Sep 07, – US President Barack Obama outlined the plan at a NATO summit on Friday, calling for a broad coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group which led an offensive that overran chunks of five Iraqi provinces in June and holds significant territory in neighbouring Syria. Iraq welcomed Obama’s plan for an […]

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Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

Aug 31, – It is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist group overran large areas of five provinces in June, sweeping security forces aside. Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped […]

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