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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Jan 21, – Insurgents in the west are being hit harder, while in eastern and central parts of the country, Islamic State is also under military pressure and is cutting fighters’ pay as its oil-smuggling operations are hit by plunging prices. Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel […]

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‘Hundreds’ found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

‘Hundreds’ found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Apr 28, – Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari denounced the Islamists as a bogus religious group and vowed a hard line against them when he comes to power at the end of next month. Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

IS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

Mar 13, – The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the world, are under increasing military pressure. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. Islamic State seized much of northern and […]

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Sep 18, – Life in a southern Philippine city at the center of a hostage crisis is slowly returning to normal, as troops went house-to-house Wednesday searching for the remaining Muslim rebels and their hostages in a 10-day standoff that displaced more than 100,000 people. As the worst fighting in years between Muslim rebels and government […]

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