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At least 129 killed in days of prison break clashes in Syria

Intense fighting is taking place in north-eastern Syria after Islamic State (IS) fighters tried to break inmates out of a Kurdish-run prison. Kurdish-led forces backed by US air strikes have been battling militants in the city of Hasaka since Thursday. The assault on Ghwayran prison is one of the group’s most ambitious since its defeat […]

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At least 7 killed in bomb blast on minibus in western Afghanistan city of Herat

At least seven people have been killed in a bomb blast on a minibus in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said. “Four women were among the seven killed,” the head of Herat’s provincial hospital, Arif Jalali told AFP on Saturday. Herat’s Taliban commander Mawlawi Ansari told Reuters news agency that nine people had […]

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Syria: 5 soldiers killed, 20 injured in rocket attack on military transport bus

Five Syrian soldiers have been killed and 20 injured in a rocket attack on a military transport bus in the east of the country. Sunday’s attack took place at approximately 7:00pm, Syrian state media reported on Monday, adding that a military vehicle in the Badia area came under a rocket attack followed by artillery shelling […]

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At least 6 killed, 14 injured in suicide bomb attack at DR Congo restaurant

A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern city of Beni, killing at least five people and himself. Officials blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for Saturday’s attack. The militia is one of the deadliest armed groups in the region and is claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) group as […]

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Afghanistan: More than 20 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital

More than 20 people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a gun and bomb assault on a military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul. Attackers targeted the 400-bed Sardar Daud Khan hospital starting with two massive explosions outside the building, officials said. Gunmen then broke into the hospital grounds, witnesses said. An […]

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Fruit shaped bomb kills two children in Uganda, ISIS suspected

A blast has killed at least two children in a Ugandan village as the country grapples with the third bomb attack in a week. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s incident. According to a senior police official, the device looked like an exotic “jackfruit” and was given to the children while they […]

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ISIS attack on Iraqi village kills at least 11 ‘defenceless civilians’ and wounds several others

At least 11 people died and several others were wounded in an ISIS attack on a village in Diyala province in eastern Iraq, the country’s security forces said. The attack on Tuesday targeted “defenceless civilians” in the village of al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. Police said […]

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David Amess: UK lawmaker’s murder accused felt ‘affiliated to ISIL’

Ali Harbi Ali, the man charged with murdering British Member of Parliament David Amess, considered himself affiliated with the Islamic State group (ISIL) and had settled on a plan to kill a lawmaker years ago, a prosecutor said on Thursday. “Ali considered himself affiliated to Islamic State,” James Cable told a hearing at Westminster Magistrates […]

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Syria: At least 14 killed in deadly bomb attack on military bus in central Damascus

A bomb attack on a military bus in central Damascus has killed 14 people, Syrian state media say. Two explosive devices attached to the vehicle blew up as it passed under Jisr al-Rais bridge during the morning rush hour, Sana news agency reported. Although Syria has been embroiled in civil war for a decade, such […]

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Sami Jasim al-Jaburi: Iraq captures Islamic State’s financial chief who has $5 million US bounty on his head

Iraq claims to have captured the jihadist group Islamic State’s financial chief in an operation outside its borders. Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was arrested in a “complex external operation” by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted. He added that Mr Jasim, also known as Hajji Hamid, was a deputy leader of IS […]

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Canadian man who ‘voiced’ Islamic State videos may face up to life in prison

A Canadian man who narrated propaganda videos for the Islamic State group has been charged in the US. Saudi-born Mohammed Khalifa was seized by a Kurdish-led militia in Syria in 2019 and later handed over to the FBI. Prosecutors say the 38 year old was the “voice behind the violence”. They say he served as […]

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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 […]