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Morocco Arrests Suspected Militant Involved in French Plot

By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, Dec 3 – Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspected militant accused of acting as an intermediary between Daesh commanders and a cell dismantled by French authorities last month, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. France said late last month it had foiled a possible attack after detaining seven people, including

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Taliban Hang Student Suspected Over Assassination – Official

KABUL, Dec 3 – Taliban militants hanged a university student in public in a village west of Kabul after accusing him of involvement in the death of a senior Taliban official, a local government spokesman said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Mangal said Faiz ul Rahman Wardak, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, was hanged

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Air Strikes Batter Women’s Hospital in Syria’s Idlib – Monitor, Aid Group

BEIRUT, Nov 25 – Russian or Syrian government warplanes pounded a women’s hospital in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, killing three people nearby, a monitoring group and an aid organisation said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said air strikes battered the hospital in Termanin village on the border between

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Army on Rise in Libya’s East, Spurring Hopes of Normal Life

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 17  – At Benghazi University, graduation pictures shot at a wrecked campus symbolise hope for a return to normality in the city after more than two years of war. It is a war in which the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) has been slowly prevailing against a coalition of

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Daesh Attacks Two Energy Plants in North Iraq, Kills Five

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq, July 31 (Reuters) – Daesh militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least five workers and shutting down a major oil pumping station, security and oil sources said. The first attack, on the AB2 gas compressor station, about 15 km (10 miles) northwest of Kirkuk,

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EU Eyes Israeli Technologies For Spotting Militants Online

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV, July 19 – European powers are trying to develop better means for pre-emptively spotting “lone-wolf” militants from their online activities and are looking to Israeli-developed technologies, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday. Last week’s truck rampage in France and Monday’s axe attack aboard a train in Germany have

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Syria Rebels Battle Daesh at Iraqi Border, Aim to Cut “Caliphate” In Two

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Perry AMMAN/BEIRUT, June 29 – Syrian rebels advanced into an Islamic State-held town at the border with Iraq on Wednesday, a rebel commander told Reuters, in a new U.S.-backed offensive aimed at cutting the jihadists’ self-declared caliphate in two. The operation aiming to capture the eastern Syrian town of Al-Bukamal,

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Daesh Uses Mustard Gas in Attack on Deir Zor Airport: Syrian TV

AMMAN, April 5 – Daesh militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq, state media said on late Monday. Syrian state media did not disclose how many casualties were sustained in the latest drive by the hardline fundamentalist Sunni militants to

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As Indonesia Hunts Down Daesh, Homegrown Jihadis Regroup

By Randy Fabi and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA, Feb 15 – As Indonesian counter-terrorism forces hunt down supporters of Daesh following last month’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Jakarta, a quiet resurgence is unfolding of a homegrown radical network with a far deadlier track record here. That group is Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), whose network was

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