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Explosive laden drones attack Iraq’s Erbil airport

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone attack, Kurdish security officials said, the latest in a series of similar incidents over the past year. The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Erbil is the capital, initially said three rockets had hit near the airport. A second […]

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At least 12 Iraqi police personnel killed in attack near Kirkuk, ISIS suspected

Over a dozen Iraqi police officers were killed in an attack the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is suspected of carrying out at a security checkpoint. Twin attack on Sunday in the al-Rashad region south of Kirkuk city, took place just after midnight. The attackers first engaged in a military confrontation with police officers that lasted about […]

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At least 51 dead as gunmen attack several villages in northern Mali after arrest of rebel leaders

Gunmen attacked multiple villages in northern Mali killing at least 51 people in apparent retribution for the recent arrest of several rebel leaders, authorities said. The latest violence took place in the volatile area along the borders of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso where fighters linked to ISIL (ISIS) and al-Qaeda are active. A note […]

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Armed gunmen kill at least 19 people during raid in west Niger village

At least 19 civilians were killed when armed men raided a village in west Niger close to the border with Mali, officials have said, in the latest bloodshed in the troubled region. The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou on Saturday evening. Governor Ibrahim Tidjani […]

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Islamic State overrun town, capture military base in northeast Nigeria

Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by ISIL group, officials said. Machinegun-wielding fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Marte […]

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At least 11 people killed in attack on security convoy in northeastern Nigeria

At least 11 people were killed in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on security convoy that was taking people displaced by an armed uprising back to their homes, police and security sources said. The convoy was taking people back to Baga at the start of an initiative by authorities in Borno to relocate displaced people […]