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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news …

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Belgian sentenced to death in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 22, (AFP): An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group. The tough punishment is the latest doled out in the conflict-scarred country to foreigners who flocked to the self-declared caliphate …

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Iran court sentences eight men to death over Islamic State attack

DUBAI, May 13 (Reuters) – An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced eight men to death over attacks that killed 18 people at the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year, in the first deadly operation by Islamic State in the country. The sentence, issued by a Revolutionary Court after …

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Iraq captures 5 senior DAESH commanders

WASHINGTON, May 10, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that five “most wanted” leaders of the Islamic State militant group had been captured, an apparent reference to the capture of five commanders of the militant group by Iraq. “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump wrote …

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Russian women sentenced – Jail for DAESH links

BAGHDAD, April 29, (AFP): Iraq on Sunday sentenced 19 Russian women to life in prison for joining the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of heavy verdicts against foreign women linked to the jihadists. The head of Baghdad’s Central Criminal Court, which deals with terrorism cases, said the …

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Islamic State beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 23 (Reuters) – Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said the brothers …

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Amir condoles loss of 57 in Kabul suicide attack

DAESH claims hit on voter registration center KABUL/KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on death of scores of citizens in the suicidal bombing attack that targeted a polling station in …

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Life for French ‘DAESH’ bride

BAGHDAD, April 17, (AFP): Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country’s defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a …

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2 notorious Islamic State group members who beheaded hostages say revoking UK citizenship unfair

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Two British members of the Islamic State group who allegedly belonged to a cell notorious for the beheading of hostages in northern Syria say that revoking their citizenship denies them a fair trial. The two men are thought to be among four members of the IS …

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Amir condoles over France terror attack – Hero policeman dies

KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of condolences to President of France Emmanuel Macron. In the cable, His Highness the Amir expressed Kuwait’s strong denouncement and condemnation of the recent hostage taking terrorist operation inside a supermarket in …

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