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IS kills 26 Syria regime fighters in Homs

Beirut, Dec 8, 2016 (AFP) –Islamic State group jihadists killed at least 26 members of Syrian government forces on Thursday in an assault on regime positions in the central province of Homs, a monitor said. IS launched simultaneous attacks near the Mahr and Shaar oil and gas fields and elsewhere …

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IS kills 40 near Mosul, tries to move 25,000 to use as shields – UN

GENEVA, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Islamic State militants killed 40 former members of the Iraqi Security Forces near Mosul on Saturday and threw their bodies in the Tigris river, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday, citing reports from the field. IS also tried to transport about 25,000 …

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IS militants kill 30 in central Afghanistan: official

Kabul, Oct 26, 2016 (AFP) – Militants linked to the Islamic State group killed around 30 civilians, including children, in the central Afghan province of Ghor, the local government said Wednesday. The incident occurred late Tuesday north of the provincial capital Firoz Koh, with the government calling it a revenge …

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Iraq forces retake town east of Mosul: commander

Arbil, Iraq, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) – Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) on Thursday retook full control of Bartalla, a small Christian town to the east of Mosul which the Islamic State group seized two years ago. CTS commander Taleb Sheghati al-Kenani announced the jihadists’ defeat in Bartalla on television …

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17 strikes against IS — Coalition

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (KUNA) — Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes against the so-called Islamic State — eight in Iraq and nine in Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force announced on Tuesday. In Syria, the strikes hit near Abu Kamal, Al Hawl, Dayr Az Zawr and Manbij, the announcement said. …

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Morocco arrests all-female ‘IS cell’

Rabat, Oct 3, 2016 (AFP) –Moroccan police have arrested 10 women who had allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group and planned to carry out suicide bombings across the country, authorities said Monday. The all-female cell had “tried to obtain the chemicals used to make explosive belts” and …

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Russian strikes kill 18 IS fighters in Syria: monitor – US offers Russia new partnership

BEIRUT, July 15, (Agencies): Russian air strikes have killed 18 Islamic State group fighters in central Syria, including near the historic city of Palmyra, over the past 24 hours, a monitor said on Friday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said European members of IS were among the dead …

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IS executes dozens in Sirte – Militias battle extremists in Libya

TRIPOLI, May 18, (Agencies): Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused the Islamic State group of unlawfully executing dozens of people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, saying the killings amounted to war crimes. The New York-based watchdog said IS, also known as ISIS, had inflicted “severe hardship” on the people …

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IS seen reverting to ‘terror’ roots

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, May 18, (Agencies): A series of deadly attacks by Islamic State operatives in and around Baghdad may be a sign that the militants are “reverting to their roots” as a terrorist organization, the top US commander for the Middle East said Wednesday. Army Gen Joseph Votel, …

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Bomb attacks in Baghdad kill 72 – ‘IS lost half of area’

BAGHDAD, May 17, (Agencies): At least 72 people were killed and more than 140 wounded by three bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said, extending the deadliest spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital so far this year. Islamic State claimed one suicide bombing which killed 38 …

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