Monday, 11 December 2017

Tag Archives: IS

Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants

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CAIRO: Ten militants from Egypt’s Islamic State group affiliate were killed in a police raid and a near three-hour shootout in a residential neighbourhood of Cairo, security officials said. Five policemen were wounded in the clashes at two apartments in the densely populated eastern Cairo neighbourhood of Ard al-Lewa, officials ...

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IS chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general

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WASHINGTON: Elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is probably still alive and likely hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, a senior US general said. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the counter-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria, ...

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Mia Khalifa says ISIS threatening to behead her

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MIAMI: Lebanese-American ex-porn star Mia Khalifa says Islamic State (IS) threatened to behead her in gruesome mocked-up execution photos. Khalifa – a former top-ranked performer on the adult website – says the bloodthirsty terrorist group sent her the photos through social media. Threatened by IS, Khalifa says in a recent interview ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

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JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

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KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

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KABUL: Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the ...

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Iraqi PM declares victory over ISIS in Mosul

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MOSUL: Iraq’s prime minister declared victory over IS in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world. “I announce from here the end and the failure and the collapse of the terrorist ...

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British actor Michael Enright quits Hollywood to fight ISIS

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LONDON: A ‘Pirates of The Carribean’ actor who starred alongside film stars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp is now has quit the Hollywood to fight against global terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria. Michael Enright joined the Kurdish rebel force YPG in 2015 after seeing footage of US ...

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IS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike

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MOSCOW: The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria. Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa ...

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Huge bomb blast kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul

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KABUL: A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies. The bomb, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming ...

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