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US claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

US claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

The US said it carried out an air strike in Syria against an Al-Qaeda meeting but denied deliberately targeting a mosque where a monitor said on Friday 46 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of the dead in the Thursday evening raid on Al-Jineh, in the northern province of Aleppo, […]

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Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Dec 10, – Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in Iraq with its partner nations, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation. The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, […]

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ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

Aug 26, – ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their […]

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Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Oct 15, – The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded 15 people — five of them critically, said the governor’s spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh. A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province as he was delivering a […]

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

Oct 06, – The Pentagon identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His capture would represent a significant blow to what remains of the core al-Qaida organization once led by Osama bin Laden. U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture […]

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