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Turkey Strikes Kurdish Militia in Syria, Demands it Withdraw

By Orhan Coskun and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 14 – Turkey’s military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded that the group withdraw from the area in a move that further complicated the conflict across the NATO member’s border. The shelling took place after Kurdish YPG fighters

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Kurdish Militants Kill Three Turkish Security Force Members

ISTANBUL, Feb 10 – Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers and one police officer, Turkey’s military and state-run media said on Wednesday, with the rebels in one incident trying to cross the border into Turkey from neighboring Syria. In Sirnak province’s Cizre district, security forces spotted seven Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters entering Turkey from

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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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Walls and Watchtowers Rise as Turkey Tries to Seal Border Against Daesh

By Humeyra Pamuk ELBEYLI, Turkey, Feb 4 – Slabs of concrete wall have sprung up and military patrols have intensified, but local people say this stretch of Turkey’s border facing Syrian territory under Daesh control is still far from water-tight. Ankara is under intense pressure from its NATO allies to seal off the 70 km

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Lebanese Army Kill 2, Arrests 27 Militants in Border Town

BEIRUT, Feb 3 – Lebanese soldiers killed two gunmen and arrested at least 27 suspected militants, including a commander from the Daesh group, in a raid in the town of Arsal near the border with Syria, a security source on Wednesday. The source said that among those detained was Abu Bakr Al Raqqawi, a local

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At least 20 Dead in Siege by Suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso Hotel

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 – At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility. Security forces began

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Attack on Iraqi Military Base Kills At Least 15

  BAGHDAD, Jan 3 – Attacks by five suicide bombers on an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad on Sunday killed at least 15 members of the security forces and wounded 22 others, security sources said. Two of the bombers detonated their vehicle-borne explosives at the western gate of Camp Speicher, a former U.S. base

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India’s Home Ministry Says Sixth Militant Killed at Base

PATHANKOT, India, Jan 3 – Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. “The decision to blow up the one of the administrative units was taken to neutralize

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Anger as Shiite Cleric Among 47 in Mass Saudi Terrorism Execution

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Jan 2 – Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dozens of Al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling it would not tolerate attacks by either Sunni jihadists or minority Shiites seeking equality, but stirring sectarian anger across the region. Scores of Shiite Muslims marched through the Qatif district of

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