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French police descend on Salafist preacher

TOULOUSE, France, Nov 24, (Agencies): French anti-terrorist police accompanied by helicopters descended on a small southwestern French village on Tuesday searching for a Salafist preacher suspected of mentoring young jihadists, a source close to the case said. The operation, one of dozens that police have been conducting in suspected Islamist …

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US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State: Kerry – France strikes IS in Iraq

ABU DHABI, UAE, Nov 23, (Agencies): The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who’ve exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a …

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At least 12 on Australian terror watchlist – Checks on Syrian refugees could take a year

SYDNEY, Nov 23, (Agencies): Australian officials said Monday they were aware of 12 men or boys in the community who they believe could commit an act of terror, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull convened a national security meeting. Canberra has become increasingly concerned about the prospect of lone-wolf attacks by …

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France boosts IS fight; Brussels ‘locked down’

BRUSSELS, Nov 23, (Agencies): France launched military missions over Islamic State areas in Syria and Iraq Monday from a newly-deployed aircraft carrier as Brussels was locked down for a third day amid fears of a repeat of the Paris terror attacks. President Francois Hollande met British Premier David Cameron in …

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Tunisia group claims beheading of teen – Shepherd accused of informing army about IS movements

TUNIS, Nov 23, (AFP): A jihadist group claimed the beheading of a young Tunisian shepherd on behalf of Islamic State, accusing him of having informed the army about their movements in the central province of Sidi Bouzid, in a video posted on the Internet Sunday. The killing of 16-year-old Mabrouk …

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Belgium hunts several suspects – BRUSSELS IN LOCKDOWN ON MAXIMUM ALERT

BRUSSELS, Nov 22, (Agencies): Belgium will keep the highest threat level for Brussels on Monday, with the metro as well as schools remaining closed because of a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple attacks, the country’s prime minister said. For the rest of the country, a threat level of …

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Putin push for global anti-terror fight – UAE condemns Mali attack

BAMAKO, Nov 22, (Age-ncies): Russian President Vladimir Putin said late Saturday he wanted global cooperation to combat terrorism after Islamist militants killed 19 people, including six Russians, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali. Friday’s assault came a week after militants killed 130 people in gun and bomb …

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Moscow says 11 IS fighters killed in N. Caucasus – Fighters open fire on law enforcement officers

MOSCOW, Nov 22, (AFP): Russia said Sunday it had killed 11 fighters linked to the extremist Islamic State group in a special operation in its volatile North Caucasus region. “According to preliminary information, 11 bandits have been neutralised,” Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee said in a statement quoted by TASS news …

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‘US will not relent in IS campaign’ – Malaysia calls IS evil

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 22, (Agencies): President Barack Obama said Sunday that the United States and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against the Islamic State group and that the world would not accept the extremists’ attacks on civilians in Paris and elsewhere as the “new normal.” …

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UN okays resolution urging action against Islamic State; Russia pounds DAESH

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, (Agencies): The UN Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups. The resolution says the Islamic State group “constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to …

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