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IS suicide bomb kills 48 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide bomber has killed at least 48 soldiers and wounded another 84 in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. The soldiers were queuing up to receive salaries near al-Sawlaban military base when the attacker struck. The bomber immersed himself in the crowd of soldiers at the base in al-Arish district, an official said. So-called ...

Inside Aleppo: ‘Children scream as gunmen try to pick them off’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The day that was supposed to mark an end to Aleppo’s violence started with some of its most despicable. The sun had barely risen when an ambulance was attacked, as it tried to evacuate injured children. The rebels blamed an Iranian backed militia. Whoever carried it out is guilty of a war crime. Footage filmed for ...

ISIS shoots down fighter jet in Palmyra as jihadis re-enter ancient city

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG According to the extremist group’s news agency, Amaq, the militants shot the plane near to the Jazal oil fields west of the city. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a government jet crashed in the Jazal area. The Observatory claimed on Friday that the IS assault near Palmyra has killed at least 49 pro-government ...

Istanbul Besiktas stadium hit by explosion

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least one explosion has been heard outside Istanbul’s Besiktas sports stadium, Turkish media and witnesses say. There are reports of several people wounded, in what appears to have been an attack on riot police. Ambulances and police were seen rushing to the scene, and TV footage showed a fire burning outside the stadium. Turkey has ...

Islamic State fighters ‘re-enter ancient Palmyra’ in Syria

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Islamic State group fighters have re-entered Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian desert city, activists say. IS held Palmyra and its nearby ruins for 10 months before it was recaptured by Syrian government forces in March. But the jihadist group launched an offensive earlier this week. Meanwhile, Russian-backed Syrian government forces are closing in ...

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs. The four-year battle for control of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is likely to end in the next few weeks as Syrian regime forces either advance ...

ISIS fighters target Israel for the first time and are obliterated by warplanes after firing rockets at soldiers

   Four jihadi gunmen were shot dead when they tried to take on Israel today  Attack took place in the Golan Heights in Syria, occupied by Israeli troops  Israeli general: ‘They know exactly what the Israeli response would be’ Four ISIS gunmen were killed today after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers in their first attack on the occupied Golan ...

Prosecutor: 5 detained were part of ISIS plans to attack France

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Five suspects in custody after police raids last weekend had pledged allegiance to ISIS and were being directed to attack France by ISIS members in the Middle East, French prosecutor Francois Molins said Friday. The suspects’ plans were communicated by encrypted messages from ISIS members in Iraq and Syria, he told reporters in Paris. Four people ...

ISIS attack’s death toll rises outside Iraq capital

MOSUL, Iraq — The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, as Iraqi forces continued to inch closer to the center of the northern city of Mosul in street-to-street fighting east of the Tigris River. Iraqi police ...

Mosul battle: IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Militants in Iraqi city Mosul directed anger and defeated against innocent people who are being hanged for no abuse reason. So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in several ...

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