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Lebanon’s negotiated IS evacuation angers many, provokes controversy – ‘Take into consideration security of Iraq’

BEIRUT, Aug 29, (Agencies): Buses carrying hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants and their families arrived in eastern Syria on Tuesday following a negotiated evacuation from the Lebanon-Syria border, where the US-backed Lebanese army deployed for the first time in years. The evacuation agreement, the first such publicized deal concluded …

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IS attacks Iraq Embassy in Kabul – Staffers reported safe

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 31, (Agencies): The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces …

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Yazidi female fighters back for revenge – Sold by IS in Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria, July 19, (AFP): She was trafficked into Raqqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. Her hair tucked under a tightly wrapped forest green shawl embroidered …

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Horrific wounds, gruesome accounts offer window on hell – Victims filling frontline clinic in west Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, April 25, (AFP): The horrific wounds and gruesome accounts of the victims filling a frontline clinic in west Mosul in Iraq offer a window on the hell inside the last jihadist strongholds. Dozens of wounded are rushed in every day to receive emergency assistance from the staff at …

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From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow – One woman’s Syria story

QAMISHLI, Syria, April 24, (AFP): Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria. At just 23, the young Moroccan spent three traumatic years in northern Syria under the …

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Hundreds flee Mosul fighting – IS ambush kills 10 Iraqi forces: commanders

MOSUL, Iraq, April 23, (RTRS): Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State. Families paid no heed to the sound of …

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Malaysia arrests seven for suspected links to militant groups

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Malaysian police said on Tuesday they have arrested seven people, including four foreigners, for suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group and for planning attacks in Malaysia and abroad. Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have revoked the passports of scores of citizens identified …

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Islamic State claims Yemen suicide attack

CAIRO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Sunday that killed up to 49 Yemeni soldiers in the southern port city of Aden, the group said in a statement. Islamic State said more than 70 “apostates” were killed in the attack carried out by …

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Arrested Indonesian woman says IS militant ordered bombing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The female would-be suicide bomber arrested last week one day before her planned attack in Indonesia’s capital says she took orders from an Indonesian fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. Dian Yulia Novi and her husband Nur Solihin were among four suspected militants arrested …

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U.S. suspension of operations in Syria allowed IS to take Palmyra : Russia

MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The United States’ decision to suspend active operations in Syria’s Raqqa had allowed Islamic State militants to redeploy to the ancient city of Palmyra, RIA news agency quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying. Share

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