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Baghdad to deport 500 DAESH wives

BAGHDAD, Sept 18, (AFP): Iraq moved 500 wives of Islamic State group jihadists to a detention centre in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city Mosul, capital of Nineveh province and …

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Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for …

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Philippines Army captures ‘pro-IS’ base in besieged city – Priest rescued

MARAWI, Philippines, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Philippine military said Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State (IS) group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months. Security forces have engaged in ferocious street-tostreet combat and launched airstrikes in their efforts to expel the fighters …

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Bangladesh restricts ‘Rohingya refugees’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sept 17, (Agencies): Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation’s military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country. Bangladesh …

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IS keeps solid online support, says Europol; Man attacks women with hammer – Soldier attacked in Paris

THE HAGUE, Sept 16, (Agencies): Despite setbacks on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq the Islamic State group retains a “solid base of dedicated supporters” online, Europe’s policing agency warned on Friday. Jihadist groups are also now using smaller internet platforms and forums to spread terror propaganda, Europol added. “The …

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Bangladesh warns Myanmar

Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the risk of a deterioration in relations already strained by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug 25, …

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Drug war, Islamists risks – ‘Martial law very remote’

MANILA, Philippines, Sept 16, (Agencies): The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial rule over fears of planned leftwing protests getting out of control, but added that the prospect of such a step is “very remote.” Defense …

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IS-claimed attacks kill 74 in Iraq – Turkey warns on Kurdish referendum

NASIRIYAH, Iraq, Sept 14, (AFP): Gunmen and suicide car bombers on Thursday killed at least 74 people including Iranians near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, in an attack claimed by Islamic State group. The attackers struck at midday, opening fire on a restaurant before getting into a car and …

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Dutch strip 4 of citizenship – UK terror arrests soar

THE HAGUE, Sept 14, (Agencies): The Netherlands has stripped four jihadist fighters of their Dutch nationality under tough new anti-terror legislation, a top minister announced Wednesday. “These four persons have joined a terror organisation in a conflict area,” Safety and Justice Minister Stef Blok said in a statement. “They have …

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