Taliban Attacks Threaten Disputed Afghan District Centre

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, July 20 – Afghan security forces backed by U.S. air strikes have beaten back Taliban attacks on a vulnerable southern district, government officials said on Wednesday, after a relative lull in fighting over the month of Ramadan. In recent days, Taliban forces launched attacks on the Sangin district centre, an outpost in

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Indonesia Jails Seven for Supporting Daesh

JAKARTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court on Tuesday handed down prison terms to seven men accused of supporting Daesh amid a security crackdown on the militant group’s suspected sympathizers in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Indonesia has been on high alert since a bomb and gun attack in the capital Jakarta last

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