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21 killed, 34 injured in Iraq blasts as militants press offensive

21 killed, 34 injured in Iraq blasts as militants press offensive

June 17, – A series of bombings in Baghdad and shelling in another Iraqi city killed 21 people on Tuesday, while police found the bodies of 18 security personnel north of the capital. The violence came during a major offensive, spearheaded by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant but involving other groups, […]

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5 US special operations forces killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ airstrike in Afghanistan

5 US special operations forces killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ airstrike in Afghanistan

June 10, – An air strike has killed five US troops and one Afghan soldier in southern Afghanistan, the deadliest friendly fire incident of the war for Nato forces. Helicopters were called in by US soldiers when they came under Taliban attack after a day’s heavy fighting in Zabul province, east of Kandahar, Afghan officials […]

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Boko Haram seizing villages in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram seizing villages in northern Nigeria

June 04, – Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders, witnesses say, as the Islamic fighters make a comeback from a year-long military offensive aimed at crushing them. Nigeria’s military has insisted that the big influx of troops and a year-old state of emergency in […]

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Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

Report: 10 Military generals guilty of arming Boko Haram

June 03, – Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday, though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports. They follow months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who told The Associated […]

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Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

Ukraine says five pro-Russian insurgents killed in border battle

June 02, – At least five pro-Russia rebels were killed and another eight injured after they attempted to storm a military base in Ukraine close to the border with Russia. The separatists ambushed a guard post near the city of Luhansk early Monday morning. About 100 gunmen took part in the original offensive, with some […]

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Monitoring group says Syrian rebel rocket fire kills more than 50 in Aleppo

Monitoring group says Syrian rebel rocket fire kills more than 50 in Aleppo

June 02, – Syrian rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas of Aleppo killed 50 people over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday, the eve of an election in which rebels have warned they will step up attacks on state targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from the attacks […]

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Anjelina Jolie in crackdown on sexual violence in conflict

Anjelina Jolie in crackdown on sexual violence in conflict

June 02, – Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is working towards stamping out sexual violence in conflict and will be co-chairing a global summit in London next month. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will also be headed by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and […]

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Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

June 01, – Police detained some demonstrators while CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal was speaking to the journalists on İstiklal Avenue in Taksim on May 31. Minutes after the incident, police started to attack with tear gas and water cannon on İstiklal Avenue. Turkey was on alert on the first anniversary of the massive Gezi protests May […]

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Syrian government air strikes hit near Damascus during aid distribution

Syrian government air strikes hit near Damascus during aid distribution

May 24, – Syria’s air force struck a besieged rebel-held town Saturday as U.N. and Red Crescent workers distributed aid there, a monitor and activists said. “Two air strikes hit Douma during a visit of a delegation of the United Nations to the town’s outskirts,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Activists said one […]

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Back-to-back bombings kill 46 in central Nigerian city Jos

Back-to-back bombings kill 46 in central Nigerian city Jos

May 20, – Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombs, but they bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist […]

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