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Islamist Militants Kill 20 In Bangladesh Before Commandos End Siege

By Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 2 – Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff on Saturday. Daesh said it was responsible for one of the most

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Three Spanish Journalists Kidnapped in Syria Freed

MADRID, May 8 – Three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing in Syria last year and were believed to have been kidnapped have been released, the Spanish government said on Saturday. The three men – Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre – disappeared last July. They were working on an investigative report in the northern city of Aleppo, where other journalists have been captured

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Video Apparently of Japanese Hostage Surfaces With Message to Family

TOKYO, March 17 – A video surfaced on Thursday appearing to show a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country. “Hello, I am Jumpei Yasuda. Today is my birthday, 16 March,” the bearded man said on the video, posted on Facebook. The

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Norwegian PM Condemns killing of Daesh hostage

OSLO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A Norwegian man held in Syria by Daesh has most likely been killed by his hostage takers, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference on Wednesday, following reports by an online Daesh publication of his execution. The man was identified as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, who was believed to have been held

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