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IS seizes villages near Aleppo

BEIRUT, Oct 9, (AP): Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists. The surprise advance that brought …

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Kurds say Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq attack; IS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Anbar: elder, UN

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 8, (Agencies): Blood tests show the Islamic State used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish peshmerga forces in August, the autonomous Iraqi region’s government said Thursday. “The results of the tests on blood samples from 35 Kurdish fighters reveal traces of mustard gas,” the peshmerga ministry …

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Kurdish PYD fighting DAESH ‘terror group’

BRUSSELS, Oct 5, (RTRS): Syrian Kurdish militants backed by the United States in the fight against Islamic State belong to a terrorist organisation and are collaborating with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. The Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) role supporting the US-led coalition’s battle …

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Won’t allow even a shadow of DAESH: Pak – Bomb kills pro-govt tribal elder in Pakistan

LONDON, Oct 4, (AFP): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said that his country wold not allow “even a shadow” of Islamic State and termed the group a greater threat than al-Qaeda. “As far as DAESH (Islamic State) is concerned, in Pakistan, even a shadow of DAESH would not …

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‘IS fighters’ attack Afghan police checkpoints – US, allies review pullback options

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Sept 27, (Agencies): Self-proclaimed fighters from the Islamic State group have for the first time launched coordinated attacks on police checkpoints in an eastern Afghan province, officials said Sunday. The raids on eight to 10 police posts began early Sunday, Haji Ghalib, governor of Achin district in Nangarhar …

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