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Turkey Detains Two Suspected Daesh Members Planning New Year Attack

ANKARA, Dec 30 – Turkish police on Wednesday detained two suspected members of the Daesh militant group believed to have been plotting suicide attacks in the capital Ankara on New Year’s Eve, a senior government official said. The official told Reuters the two men, who entered Turkey from Syria, were thought to have been preparing

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Blast at Government Office in Pakistan Kills 21

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 29 – A suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70, officials said. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack on a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), which issues government ID

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Iraqi Troops Storm into Center of Daesh-held Ramadi

BAGHDAD, Dec 22 – Iraq’s armed forces stormed the center of Ramadi on Tuesday, a spokesman for the counter-terrorism units said, in a drive to dislodge Daesh militants from their remaining stronghold in a city they captured in May. The operation to recapture Ramadi, a Sunni Muslim city on the river Euphrates some 100 km

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U.S. Embassy Warns Citizens Over Possible Tunisia Attack

TUNIS, Dec 20 – The United States embassy in Tunisia has warned its citizens to avoid a major shopping mall in the capital Tunis on Sunday because of a reported threat of a potential militant attack there. Tunisia is under a state of emergency following a suicide bomb attack on a presidential guard bus in

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French Teacher Attacked By Man Claiming Daesh Link

PARIS, Dec 14 – A hooded man claiming to be acting for Daesh attacked a nursery school teacher with a knife as he prepared for classes in a school north of Paris, a French judiciary official said on Monday. The male teacher was taken to hospital after the attack by a man wielding a knife

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Attacker Slashes Man in London Metro “Terrorist Incident”

By James Davey LONDON, Dec 6 – A man wielding a knife slashed a man in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming “this is for Syria”, before police used a stun gun to subdue him in what they described as a terrorist incident. A pool of blood near the ticket barriers at

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U.S. Authorities Look For Militant Links to California Shooters

By Tim Reid and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 4 – The couple suspected of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition and a dozen pipe bombs, authorities said on Thursday as they sought clues to the pair’s motives and whether they had links to Islamist

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Tunisia Forces Seize Bomb Cache, Arrest Militants

TUNIS, Nov 30 – Tunisian security forces have arrested two Islamist militants accused in last week’s bombing in Tunis and seized a cache of weapons and explosives they were planning to use for more attacks, the interior ministry said. In a late Sunday raid in Medenine in the south of the country, officials found Kalashnikov

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Reports of Civilian Casualties Dim Chances of U.S.-Russia Alliance in Syria

By Jonathan Landay, Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Nov 25 – Reports of heavy civilian casualties from Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria are one key reason why Washington is unlikely to coordinate airstrikes with Moscow against Daesh, U.S. officials told Reuters, even as President Barack Obama left the door ajar on Tuesday to military

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