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Saturday , November 17 2018


Explosion ‘blamed’ on Nigeria’s Boko Haram kills 32, wounds 80 – Troops urged to remain vigilant, alert and focused

KADUNA, Nigeria, Nov 18, (Agencies): More than 30 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through packed crowds in Yola, northeast Nigeria, just days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited declaring that Boko Haram were close to defeat. The explosion happened at about 8:20 pm (1920 GMT) in the Jambutu …

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PUTIN VOWS PAYBACK…$50m BOUNTY – France invokes EU military aid

PARIS, Nov 17, (RTRS): France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a …

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GCC FMs condemn Paris attacks, express solidarity

RIYADH, Nov 17, (Agencies): GCC Foreign Ministers condemned on Tuesday “in the strongest terms” the multiple terrorist attacks perpetrated by the so-called IS in Paris last Friday, leaving in their wake scores of dead and injured people. In a press statement, GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al- Zayyani said the GCC foreign …

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US destroys 116 IS fuel trucks

WASHINGTON, Nov 17, (Agencies): In a new twist to an intensifying campaign to squeeze Islamic State oil revenues, US warplanes have destroyed 116 oil-hauling trucks in eastern Syria that were a key part of a smuggling operation that brings the group an estimated $1.4 million a day. The strike conducted …

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Pro-govt forces capture west Syria village from IS jihadists

BEIRUT, Nov 17, (Agencies): The Syrian army has seized a village from Islamic State in western Syria, state media and a group monitoring the war reported on Tuesday, retaking territory in an area where the jihadist group had recently advanced near a vital north-south highway. The captured village, al-Hadath, is …

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UAE Red Crescent honors Al Habtoor – ‘Humanitarian contribution’

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 17: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor was honoured by the UAE Red Crescent for his continued support of the charity. Members of the UAE Red Crescent personally thanked the Chairman for his ongoing support at a private event at his Majlis on Al Wasl Road. The Red Crescent …

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One on-the-run slips Paris, Belgian raids; Raqqa hit as probe IDs likely attack brain – I.S. THREATENS DC…MORE ATTACKS IN PIPELINE: CIA

PARIS, Nov 16, (Agencies): Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight arresting 23 people, and investigators identified a Belgian national living in Syria as the possible mastermind behind Friday’s attacks in Paris. Much of France came to a standstill at midday for a minute’s silence to remember …

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Molenbeek now Islamist ‘airbase’

BRUSSELS, Nov 16, (RTRS): “A breeding ground for violence” the mayor of Molenbeek called her borough on Sunday, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam. But as the Brussels district on the wrong side of the city’s post-industrial canal becomes …

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Lebanon arrests 11 people over Beirut bombings

BEIRUT, Nov 16, (AFP): Lebanon has arrested 11 people, mostly Syrians, over last week’s Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a hospital, officials said on Sunday. “The detained include seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a (would-be) suicide bomber and the other …

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Belgian jihadi mastermind of Paris attacks – ‘Once a happy-go-lucky student’

BRUSSELS, Nov 16, (AP): Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels’ most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d’Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium’s most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria. The child of …

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