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Air Strikes Alone Won’t Defeat Daesh, Warns Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed BELGRADE, Dec 4 – Syrian and other Arab ground forces must be found to take on Daesh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, saying the militant group would not be defeated by air strikes alone. Kerry was speaking hours after Britain began bombing Daesh targets in Syria, joining forces

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Germany May Send Troops to Join Coalition in Middle East

By John O’Donnell FRANKFURT, Nov 29 – Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to provide service support to planes and ships of a coalition battling Daesh, Germany’s top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to support the offensive against Daesh during

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U.S. Has Urged Legal Reforms Abroad to Block Daesh Recruits

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 26 – The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Daesh, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to

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U.S. Develops New Tools in Economic War Against Daesh

By Yeganeh Torbati and Brett Wolf WASHINGTON, Nov 24 – Since last month, U.S. warplanes have struck Daesh’s oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the United States estimates has cut the group’s black-market earnings from oil by about a third. In finding their targets, U.S. military planners have relied

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U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert As Hunt Continues for Paris Attackers

By Arshad Mohammed and Chine Labbé WASHINGTON/PARIS, Nov 24 – Citing “increased terrorist threats” from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali. As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the

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Russia Says 11 Militants Who Smuggled Fighters Across Syria Killed

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Russian security services have killed 11 Islamist militants who had been helping smuggle fighters across borders to Syria to join Daesh, the country’s anti-terrorism committee said. It said the militants were holed up in a fortified base in a wooded, mountainous area of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in southern Russia, near

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How Did Authorities Miss The ‘Red Flags’ Before Paris Shootings?

By John Irish, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Orhan Coskun PARIS, Nov 22 – There were multiple chances to stop the men who attacked Paris. In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey’s border and deported him to Belgium. Brahim Abdeslam, Turkish authorities told Belgian police at the time, had been “radicalized” and

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France’s Army Chief Sees No ‘Fast Victory’ Against Daesh

PARIS, Nov 22 – France’s army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Daesh as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. President Francois Hollande has called for a grand coalition, including the United States and

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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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