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Rebels and Syrian Gov’t Forces Clash Near Aleppo: Monitor

BEIRUT, April 10  – Syrian government forces and their allies battled insurgents including Al Qaeda fighters in fierce clashes south of Aleppo late on Saturday, and the rebels advanced taking over two hilltops, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based monitoring group’s director Rami Abdulrahman said this might mark a breakdown in the

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Rebels Seize Syria Town from Fighters Loyal to Daesh

BEIRUT, April 9 – Rebels seized a town in southern Syria from groups loyal to Daesh just a day after fighters captured another town from the hardline militants in a separate insurgent assault in the north, a rebel source and a monitoring group said. The rebels had by late on Friday taken control of Tasil

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Rebels Shoot Down Warplane South of Aleppo

AMMAN, April 5 – Islamist rebels shot down a warplane on Tuesday in an area south of the city of Aleppo where insurgents are battling the Syrian army and allied militias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The monitor said a plume of smoke was seen as the plane caught fire before it fell

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Syrian Rebels Claim Nusra Front Leader Killed in Suspected Drone Strike

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, April 4- A prominent leader in Syrian Al Qaeda offshoot Nusra Front was killed on Sunday in what rebel sources said appeared to be a U.S. drone strike in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in the country, confirmed reports on websites

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Nusra Front, Syrian Rebels Attack Gov’t Forces Near Aleppo, Gain Ground

BEIRUT, April 3 – Syrian rebels and the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have mounted an offensive against Syrian government forces and on Saturday took a strategic hill south of Aleppo from government control, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the offensive began on Friday, and Syrian government and allied forces

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UAE Court Sentences 11 to Life in Jail on Terrorism Charges

DUBAI, March 27  – A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced 11 people charged with terrorism and raising money for al Qaeda and Daesh in Syria to life imprisonment, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday. A total of 41 defendants were charged in October with “possessing firearms and ammunition with the intention of

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Strikes Kill At Least 50 at Qaeda Yemen Camp: Medics, Official

ADEN, March 23 – At least 50 militants were killed in a U.S. air strike on an al Qaeda training camp in the mountains of southern Yemen, medics and a local official said on Wednesday. The attack took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recruits queued for dinner at the camp, west

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Algerian Army Kills Militants Behind Krechba Gas Plant Attack

ALGIERS, March 20 – Algeria’s army has killed four militants authorities believe were responsible for Friday’s attack on the Krechba gas facility operated by state oil company Sonatrach with BP and Statoil, a security source said on Sunday. Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch claimed responsibility for the rocket attack on the gas plant in central

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Ivory Coast Soldiers Patrol Deserted Beaches After Al Qaeda Attack

By Joe Bavier GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast, March 14 – Ivory Coast soldiers armed with assault rifles patrolled the deserted beaches of a resort town on Monday, a day after gunmen from Al Qaeda’s North African branch killed 16 people. The raid was the third high-profile attack by Islamist militants in West Africa since November,

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Al Qaeda in Syria Seizes Bases, Weapons of Western-Backed Group

BEIRUT, March 13 – The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seized bases and weapons from a Western-backed rebel group in overnight fighting in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Observatory, said the Nusra Front had also detained dozens of members of the 13th Division rebel group,

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