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F-15 kills head of IS Libya – Suspect in beheading of Coptics

WASHINGTON, Nov 15, (AFP): An F-15 fighter jet strike killed the head of the Islamic State group in Libya, the Pentagon said Saturday, in another high-profile US hit following the targeting of the most-wanted “Jihadi John.” The announcement comes as the extremist group said it was responsible for Friday’s attacks …

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Nusra kills IS-linked commander – Saudi to continue to support rebels if Assad doesn’t leave

BEIRUT, Nov 15, (Agencies): The leader of a militant Syrian faction that had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group was killed Sunday in a suicide attack by rival jihadists, a monitoring group said. “Abu Ali al-Baridi, head of Al- Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade and nicknamed ‘The Uncle’, was killed in …

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DAESH CLAIMS PARIS CARNAGE…129 DEAD – France at war

PARIS, Nov 14, (Agencies): An angry President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a “merciless” response to a wave of attacks by gunmen and bombers that killed 129 people across Paris, describing the assault claimed by Islamic State as an act of war against France. In the worst attack, a Paris …

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US confident ‘Jihadi John’ killed

WASHINGTON, Nov 14, (Agencies): The US military said Friday it was “reasonably certain” that the Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” was killed in a drone strike in Syria, but relatives of the British militant’s victims said his death brought them little comfort. Mohammed Emwazi, whose masked figure appeared in a …

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Britain threat level at ‘severe’

LONDON, Nov 14, (Agencies): Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday the threat to Britain remained “severe” after the Paris attacks, as a terminal at a major UK airport was evacuated as a precaution amid heightened security fears. Cameron did not raise the threat level to its highest “critical” level, …

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Paris attacks evoke dark memories – ‘It had psychological effect on each, every Mumbaikar’

Paris attacks evoke dark memories MUMBAI, Nov 14, (AFP): For residents of the bustling Indian city of Mumbai, the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday night carry sombre echoes of a bloody series of killings in their own city seven years ago. A total of 166 people were killed in …

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US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ – OBAMA SAYS ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CONTAINED

LONDON, Nov 13, (Agencies): A US strike on Syria that targeted British militant “Jihadi John” was “an act of self-defence”, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday, while acknowledging his death was “not yet certain”. Cameron said the operation on Thursday against Mohammed Emwazi, who appeared in a string of …

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Kurdish forces seize Iraq’s Sinjar from Islamic State

NEAR SINJAR TOWN, Nov 13, (Agencies): Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US air strikes seized the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State on Friday, a Reuters witness said, in one of the most significant counterattacks since the militants swept through the north last year. “ISIL defeated and on the …

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Norway arrests 2 linked to IS group

STOCKHOLM, Nov 13, (AP): Norway’s security service PST says two men have been arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State militant group. PST spokeswoman Siv Alsen said Friday that a 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday when he returned to Oslo from Turkey. He is suspected of having been a …

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Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia – Egypt says plane’s final seconds to be analyzed abroad

MOSCOW, Nov 13, (Agencies): Russia’s state aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt’s national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash. Rosaviatsiya on Friday formally notified Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, where Egypt Air flights arrive, that the ban …

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