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Turkish armoured vehicle attacked in northern Syria, 2 soldiers killed

Two Turkish soldiers died and two wounded in an attack on their armoured vehicle in northern Syria, Turkey’s defence ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said Turkish forces immediately launched retaliatory fire. “Our punitive fire against terrorist positions is continuing,” a statement shared on Twitter said. It said the attack was in the region where […]

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Gunmen abduct 3 Chinese, 2 Mauritanian workers from construction site in Mali

Gunmen abduct three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians from a construction site in southwestern Mali. The assailants stormed the site 55km from the town of Kwala on Saturday, and made off with five pick-up trucks and the hostages, Mali’s Armed Forces (FAMA) said in a statement. The men also destroyed equipment including a crane and […]

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Two drones shot down over Al-Asad airbase in Iraq housing US and Iraqi coalition troops

Two drones were shot down over airbase housing US troops and Iraqi coalition forces on Sunday, Iraqi military said in a statement. The air defense system at Al-Asad Airbase, one of the largest and oldest military bases in Iraq, intercepted and shot down the drones, the statement said. Several hours before, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support […]

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Iraq estimates $150 billion was smuggled out in corrupt deals since US-led invasion in 2003

An estimated $150 billion of stolen money has been smuggled out of Iraq in corrupt deals since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraqi President Barham Salih said Sunday. “Of the close to a thousand billion dollars made from oil since 2003, an estimated $150 billion of stolen money has been smuggled out of […]

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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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Shamima Begum: Woman who joined ISIS as teenager can’t return, UK top court rules

The UK’s highest court ruled Shamima Begum, a woman who was stripped of her citizenship after fleeing to Syria to join ISIL (ISIS), should not be allowed to return to the country to challenge the decision, because she poses a security risk. Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and travelled to Syria, […]

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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 […]

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Deadly prison attack by Islamic State group kills at least 29 in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

At least 29 people were killed in a high-profile attack on a central prison in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad which saw more than 1,000 prisoners try to flee. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, it began on Sunday evening when car bombs were detonated at the prison’s entrance by gunmen. […]

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ISIS dumped thousands of bodies in Syrian gorge

The jihadist group Islamic State used a gorge in north-eastern Syria to dump the bodies of people it had abducted or detained, Human Rights Watch says. Researchers began an investigation after being sent a video in 2014 showing militants throwing corpses into the 50m (164ft) deep al-Hota gorge. HRW also believes bodies continued to be […]

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Flee from sick persons like one would flee a lion, ISIS advisory amid Coronavirus

With global casualties from the coronavirus pandemic crossing over 6,000 the whole world is now sitting up and acknowledging the pandemic as a global public health emergency. It’s so bad, in fact, that even ISIS has started to spread messages of awareness to prevent the spread of the disease in an effort to protect terrorists […]

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Iraqi forces arrest 250kg ISIS cleric

The SWAT team of Iraqi forces scored a “big” catch in the city of Mosul when they arrested an obese ISIS cleric who has been dubbed as “Jabba the Jihadi” on social media. Weighing at a whopping 560 pounds (250 kg approx.), the fanatic was loaded onto a flatbed pickup truck by the Iraqi SWAT […]