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US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

Aug 09, – The deployment marks the first time since an international coalition began bombing IS targets in Iraq and Syria a year ago that US jets will launch strikes from Turkey, following an accord signed with Ankara late last month. The United States for the first time Sunday deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes […]

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Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Jul 23, – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency called Thursday for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday after Nigeria’s new president warned that […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari vows to recover ‘stolen’ oil money

Nigeria’s Buhari vows to recover ‘stolen’ oil money

Jul 22, – The 72-year-old head of state, in Washington for talks with US officials, alleged that 250,000 barrels of crude were being stolen every day, with the profits going into individual bank accounts. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover “mind-boggling” amounts of stolen oil money and bring those responsible to book, his […]

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Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

Two killed as blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

Jul 21, – Blasts and gunfire echoed around the capital before polling stations opened on Tuesday in a nation grappling with its worst crisis since a civil war ended in 2005. It has faced weeks of demonstrations, a failed coup and clashes between rebel soldiers and the army. A policeman and civilian were killed in […]

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Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Jun 23, – The Kurdish march deep into the heart of Islamic State territory follows their capture of a town on the Turkish border last week, reversing the momentum of militants who had seized major towns in both Syria and Iraq last month. Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday […]

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US raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders- monitor

US raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders- monitor

May 17, – “The US operation killed 32 members of IS, among them four officials, including IS oil chief Abu Sayyaf, the deputy IS defence minister, and an IS communications official,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A US special forces raid in eastern Syria killed 32 members of […]

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New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Apr 22, – The overnight strike hit a vehicle parked near the presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province, witnesses said. Seven suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla which the jihadists overran earlier this month, a local official said Wednesday. The United […]

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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

Apr 14, – Classrooms have been empty since the government announced a state of emergency in July last year in response to an outbreak which has killed around 10,500 people, almost all of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children prepared on Tuesday to return to school, eight months after […]

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US Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists

US Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists

Apr 07, – VanDyke, who rose to fame as a foreign fighter backing Libyan rebels against Moamer Kadhafi, has just finished leading his new military contracting firm through its first assignment — training Christian volunteers to take on jihadists. After fighting with rebels in Libya and embracing the revolt in Syria, Matthew VanDyke has rolled […]

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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, – Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with […]

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