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Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Jul 20, – The midday explosion happened at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing […]

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Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

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Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Jun 12, – The pre-dawn strike Friday reduced at least four historic houses in Sanaa’s old city to rubble, drawing condemnation from the UN’s cultural agency. Rescue workers said at least six bodies had been pulled from the debris. Saudi-led airstrikes have killed at least six people and destroyed part of the heritage-listed old quarter […]

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At least four killed in Spain military air crash

At least four killed in Spain military air crash

Apr 09, – Andalusia’s regional prefect Antonio Sanz, who heads the local administration, said a burnt body had been found in the wreckage, raising the death toll to four. A spokeswoman for the emergency services had earlier said there were at least three dead and two seriously injured. At least four people were killed when […]

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Mother, five children killed in Syria bombardment- monitor

Mother, five children killed in Syria bombardment- monitor

Apr 19, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the six members of one family died in the rebel-held area of Dael. A mother and her five children were among at least 19 civilians killed on Sunday in Syrian regime bombardment of the southern province of Daraa, a monitoring group said. All of the […]

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200 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

200 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

Mar 25, – Officials had previously announced that two Sydney-born brothers, aged 16 and 17, had been intercepted at Sydney International Airport on March 8 attempting to board a flight for Turkey without their parents’ knowledge. The siblings were returned to their families and were to be charged. Counterterrorism squads have prevented 200 suspected jihadis […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
IS in major assault on Syria border town

IS in major assault on Syria border town

Mar 11, – “Fighters from the Islamic State group started a huge assault towards Ras al-Ain and were able to take over a village nearby,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Islamic State jihadist group launched a major offensive Wednesday to try to capture a strategic town on the Syrian-Turkish border, leaving dozens […]

March 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

Dec 07, – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides will travel to Turkey on Monday and Tuesday in one of the highest-profile EU visits in years. The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it […]

December 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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