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US airstrike kills over 100 al Shabaab militants in Somalia

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US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

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Australia to discuss North Korea, Islamist terrorism at Manila talks

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Turkish police detain at least 100 Islamic State suspects

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Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A firebrand Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai was released from house arrest on Friday and told his cheering supporters his freedom was vindication of his denial of guilt. Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, had been under house arrest since January after living freely in Pakistan for years, a sore point in Pakistan’s often fraught relations with both the United States and India   Read More ...
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Pakistani Islamist blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrest
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday. Saeed has been under house arrest since January after living freely in Pakistan for many years, a sore point in Pakistan’s relationship with the United States and neighbor India   Read More ...
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ISIS beheads 15 of its own fighters in Afghanistan, separate terror attack kills at least 8
The Islamic State terror group beheaded 15 of its own fighters Thursday due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, while a suicide attack in another part of the country left at least eight people dead. The fighters were executed in the Surkh Ab bazaar of Achin district along the country's border with Pakistan after infighting in the group, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khogyani, told Reuters   Read More ...
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Islamic State beheads 15 of its own fighters: Afghan official
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Islamic State beheaded 15 of its own fighters due to infighting in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said, while a separate suicide attack on Thursday tore into a crowd in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, killing at least eight. The two incidents underline the insecurity and lawlessness across Afghanistan, where thousands of civilians have been killed or wounded this year amid unrelenting violence involving militant groups including Islamic State and the Taliban   Read More ...
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Iraq launches operation to clear desert near Syria of Islamic State
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State in a final push to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said. Troops from the Iraqi army and Shi‘ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were taking part in the campaign against militants hiding in a large strip of border land, Iraqi military officials said   Read More ...
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Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement. Troops from the Iraqi army and Shi‘ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were taking part in the campaign against militants hiding in a large strip of border land, Iraqi military officials said   Read More ...
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Pakistan court orders release of Islamist blamed by U.S. and India for Mumbai attacks
LAHORE, PAKISTAN – A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of an Islamist leader accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in its fraying relationship with the United States   Read More ...
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Judge schedules hearing for American accused of fighting for ISIS
(CNN)A federal judge in Washington has scheduled a hearing for next week on the case of a US citizen detained in Iraq for allegedly fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which has called for the unnamed American citizen to have access to legal counsel, filed a motion Monday requesting a hearing in federal court on the pending motions surrounding the case   Read More ...
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Suspects held in supposed German Christmas market plot released
(CNN)Six Syrian nationals detained in raids by German police were released without charge Wednesday after initial investigations found there wasn't "sufficient evidence of a terror plot," the Frankfurt prosecutor's office said. There was also "no concrete evidence" the suspects belonged to the ISIS terror group, the office said. There are, however, indications the men have had contacts with ISIS and investigations are ongoing, the office's Christian Hartwig said   Read More ...
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Pakistan court orders release of Islamist blamed for Mumbai attacks
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of an Islamist leader accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in its fraying relationship with the United States   Read More ...
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Fight against ISIS a 'generational struggle', warns former top US Army chief General David Petraeus
A top US general today warned the West should be braced to spend “blood and treasure” in a “generational struggle” against ISIS. Former spy chief General David Petraeus said while coalition forces could target extremists in one war zone, they would simply surface on another battlefield. Speaking to defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute, he called for the crazed jihadists - who face defeat in Syria, having been driven out of Iraq - to be targeted in every lair   Read More ...
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100 al-Shabaab killed in lethal US air strike
The United States military confirmed it killed over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia on Tuesday, November 21. - The US in conjunction with Somali commandos attacked an Islamist militant camp northwest of Mogadishu. - The US warned its diplomatic staff ordering some to vacate Mogadishu. - al-Shabaab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, denied the attack branding it propaganda. The US in coordination with Somalia’s federal government executed an air strike targeting a militia camp 125 miles northwest of the capital Mogadishu   Read More ...
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Terror suspect wanted to join ISIS, feds say
Detroit — An Ypsilanti man yanked off an airplane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in August said he wanted to join the Islamic State and tried to slip his wife a computer hard drive before being interrogated by FBI agents, according to federal court records. Details surrounding the arrest of Yousef Ramadan were outlined in a federal court filing Tuesday as prosecutors fought the man’s attempt to suppress evidence seized by the FBI’s counter-terrorism team   Read More ...
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US conducts airstrike kills more than 100 Shabaab militants
The United States has continued to intensify the war on Al-Shabaab, with the latest attack conducted on Tuesday killing more than 100 militants. The operation, according to a statement by the US Africa Command, occurred some 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. forces have vowed to continue using all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats, by among others partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills over 100 al Shabaab militants in Somalia
The US military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the UN-backed government. The military's Africa Command said the strike was carried out on a camp 125 miles (201 km) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu and that the United States would continue to target militants   Read More ...
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U.S. carries out air strikes against Islamic State in Libya
U.S. carries out air strikes against Islamic State in Libya Reuters November 21. 2017 10:54PM. WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had conducted two air strikes against Islamic States militants in Libya in the past few days. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said one strike was carried out on Friday and another one on Sunday   Read More ...
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Iran's top leader says collapse of IS is defeat of U.S. in region
Syrian government soldiers celebrate victory against the Islamic State (IS) in the eastern city of al-Bukamal in Syria, Nov. 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the victory over the so-called Islamic States (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a defeat of the United States in the region, state TV reported. The victory over the IS is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow division and wage a civil war in the Middle East, and it is a blow to plots by the United States and its allies who had created the terrorist group, Khamenei said   Read More ...
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U.S. Says Airstrike Kills More Than 100 al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia
The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike in Somalia that killed more than 100 militants linked to al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.   Read More ...
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Convicted terrorist from Cincinnati: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI
Christopher Cornell, serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, wants his plea and sentence thrown out. CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI   Read More ...
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Nigeria experiences worst bombing of the year in former Boko Haram territory
Yola, NigeriaA suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Bayi Muhammad, a worshipper at the mosque in Mubi, said he only escaped the blast because he was late for early morning prayers. The government and military have said numerous times since 2015 that Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency is almost defeated but the group continues to attack civilian and military targets   Read More ...
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Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links
The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were targeting Europe. Millions of refugees, buffeted by conflict and civil war, have streamed into Europe in recent years, including an estimated one million who came to Germany in 2015. But while many Germans initially welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embrace of the refugees, viewing it as a powerful emblem of openness and liberalism, a backlash has been simmering after a spate of attacks across the continent   Read More ...
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US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants
The US Defense Department has 500 personnel in Somalia The US estimates there are between 3,000 and 6,000 al-Shabaab fighters and less than 250 ISIS operatives in the country (CNN)More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in a US airstrike in Somalia, the Pentagon announced, the latest in a series of strikes against the al Qaeda affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country   Read More ...
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Airstrikes in Afghanistan ramp up as ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria winds down
US aircraft dropped 653 bombs, missiles and other munitions in Afghanistan during the month of October That is the highest number of munitions dropped since the Air Force began publishing data in 2012 (CNN)The US military has substantially increased the number of airstrikes it has conducted in Afghanistan even as the number of strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has begun to decrease as the terror group loses more and more territory, thereby reducing the number of available targets   Read More ...
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Turkey has not seen data on fugitive Raqqa fighters, officials say
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said. Hundreds of Islamic State members and their families were allowed to leave Raqqa by Kurdish and Arab forces who captured the city in mid-October, spokesmen for the fighters and the U   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria
Nigeria maintains Boko Haram is a spent force but its continued attacks underline the lingering threat, particularly to civilians Nigeria maintains Boko Haram is a spent force but its continued attacks underline the lingering threat, particularly to civilians (AFP Photo/Stefan HEUNIS) Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists   Read More ...
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Iraq relocates hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to Baghdad
ERBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants from a detention center in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location. Local officials, security and aid agency sources said more than 800 women and children -- mostly from Turkey, Europe and former Soviet states -- had been moved to a secure detention facility in Baghdad   Read More ...
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Iran President Rouhani declares end of Islamic State
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the so-called Islamic State militant group Tuesday. Rouhani said he wished to thank all the "warriors of Islam" for helping to "put an end to a group that did not bring anything for us but evil, misery, destruction, murder and savagery." "The bulk of the work was done by the people and armies of Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and we helped them out of our religious and Islamic duty," he said at the Fifth National Congress of the House of Farmers in Tehran, according to a statement published on the president's website   Read More ...
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At least 50 killed by suicide attack on mosque
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 50 people are dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque. The teenage bomber detonated early Tuesday in Adamawa state as people were arriving for morning prayers. Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells The Associated Press that the young man detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshippers. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram   Read More ...
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Iran's president declares end of Islamic State
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people in the region we can say that this evil has either been lifted from the head of the people or has been reduced,” Rouhani said in an address broadcast live on state TV   Read More ...
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Iranian president declares end of Islamic State
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV. A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of Islamic State in a message sent to the country’s supreme leader Tuesday which was published on Sepah News, the news site of the Guards   Read More ...
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Iranian president declares end to Islamic State
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV. A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of Islamic State in a message sent to the country’s supreme leader which was published on Sepah News, the news site of the Guards   Read More ...
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In the area where U.S. soldiers died in Niger, Islamist extremists have deep roots
OUALLAM, Niger — By the time a U.S. Army Special Forces team arrived in Tongo Tongo last month — its last stop in an ill-fated mission — Islamist militants already wielded power and influence in the remote border village. In a poor, barren region neglected by the state, the jihadists were at once the villagers’ benefactors, employers, customers and unofficial police force, according to residents   Read More ...
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Pakistani government given 3 days to clear Islamist rally
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that he pleaded with the court, saying that any use of force could cause "instability" in the country. Two previous deadlines given to the rally organizers — the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party — have expired   Read More ...
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Pakistani government given 3 days to clear Islamist rally
ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that he pleaded with the court, saying that any use of force could cause "instability" in the country. Two previous deadlines given to the rally organizers — the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party — have expired   Read More ...
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Father, hacker and jujitsu instructor among Minnesotans under investigation for ISIS ties
The former Edison High School theater student had changed his Facebook name to "Mujahid Ibrahim Abu Tuabah." He wrote reverently of four Twin Cities friends who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and boasted that the terror group "will never be defeated." Asked online if he was ready for jihad himself, he paused: "I have to make my faith stronger if I want to die as a martyr," the Minneapolis 19-year-old wrote, likely unaware that he was corresponding with an undercover New York officer   Read More ...
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Islamic State group loses last stronghold in Syria
Beirut — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus. Also Sunday, more than two dozen civilians were killed as government forces and rebels traded fire across fronts in Damascus and Homs, Syria’s third largest city   Read More ...
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9 ISIS militants killed in southern Syria, military says
United States and coalition partner forces near Tanf Garrison killed nine Islamic State fighters and destroyed several of their vehicles on Nov. 16, military officials said. No U.S. special operations troops were hurt or killed in the incident. Although ISIS has been losing territory rapidly, suffering a range of defeats in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group can still mount attacks   Read More ...
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ISIS fighters smuggled out of Raqqa as part of US, UK deal: Report
Hundreds of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists were smuggled out of Raqqa in Syria last month as part of a deal struck by the US and UK armed forces, a media investigation has claimed. ISIS fighters and their families were covertly evacuated by American, British and local Kurdish forces from the de facto capital of the terrorist group after it was bombarded in October, and freed to "spread out far and wide across Syria and beyond," according to a BBC documentary titled 'Raqqa's Dirty Secret'   Read More ...
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Who supports ISIS? Israel, Turkey, US, Qatar?
Turkey's anger with its allies was seen again, with the president accusing Washington of supporting Islamic State, by directly funding militants in Syria. Bu   Read More ...
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ISIS Terrorists Smuggled Out Of Raqqa As Part Of US, UK Deal: Report
London: Hundreds of ISIS terrorists were smuggled out of Raqqa in Syria last month as part of a deal struck by the US and UK armed forces, a media investigation has claimed. ISIS fighters and their families were covertly evacuated by American, British and local Kurdish forces from the de facto capital of the terrorist group after it was bombarded in October, and freed to "spread out far and wide across Syria and beyond," according to a BBC documentary titled 'Raqqa's Dirty Secret'   Read More ...
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