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Gunmen Attack Indian Air Force Base Near Pakistan Border

By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Jan 2 – Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues,

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Israel Cracks Down on Daesh Volunteers

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Dec 30 – Ayoob Kara, a deputy Israeli cabinet minister, used to double as an unofficial intermediary with the few of his fellow Arab citizens who have left to join Daesh insurgents in Syria or Iraq. Negotiating discreetly through relatives and go-betweens, he would offer them reduced jail terms if they

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Daesh Suffers Double Blow as Ramadi Falls, Leaders Killed

By Ahmed Rasheed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) – U.S.-led forces have killed 10 Daesh leaders in air strikes, including individuals linked to the Paris attacks, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a double blow to the militant group after Iraqi forces ousted it from the city of Ramadi. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi

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Seized Documents Reveal Daesh’s Department of ‘War Spoils’

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 28 – Daesh has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas. The hierarchical bureaucracy, including

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One Killed, 13 Wounded in Kabul Suicide Attack

KABUL, Dec 28 – A suicide bomber killed at least one person and wounded 13 in an attack on a road near Kabul airport, officials in the Afghan capital said on Monday, barely two weeks after a major Taliban assault in the city. A police officer at the scene said the suicide bomber walked up

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Iraqi Army Prepares for Final Push to Take Ramadi From Daesh

BAGHDAD, Dec 27 – Iraqi troops were getting ready on Sunday for a final push to take the remaining district held by Daesh in the city of Ramadi, army spokesmen said. Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of the most significant victories for Iraq’s armed forces since Daesh swept

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Turkey Media Claims Killing 23 Kurdish Militants in Southeast

ISTANBUL, Dec 17 – Turkish security forces killed 23 Kurdish militants during two days of operations in two southeastern towns, state media said on Thursday, as the government takes its fight against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) increasingly into urban areas. The PKK’s three-decades-old insurgency flared up again in July after the collapse of a

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Pakistan Has Arrested 100,000 People in a Year Following School Massacre

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Pakistan has arrested nearly 100,000 people under a counter-terrorism programme enacted after a massacre of school children a year ago, though only about 2,000 of them were militants, a senior Interior Ministry official told Reuters. The rare figures on results of the National Action Plan (NAP) could

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Minnesota Man Charged With Planning to Join Daesh

By Alex Dobuzinskis Dec 9 – A Minnesota man was charged on Wednesday as the tenth person in an alleged conspiracy that encouraged young Somali-American men to travel overseas to join militant group Daesh and he planned to make the trip himself, court papers showed. Since 2007, U.S. prosecutors say, dozens of people from Minnesota,

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