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December 13, 2017
US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an "imminent threat" to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as many as 512 people were killed in a massive truck bombing in October. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike against an al-Shabaab vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in the early ... read more

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Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambushes
At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday. ... more
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'Defeated' IS still poses danger in Iraq
Despite Iraq's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists still present a deadly threat and will hide deep in the desert or blend into the civilian population, experts say. ... more
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IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges
Iraq may have announced a final victory over the Islamic State group in the country, but Baghdad's triumph remains fragile and the root causes for the jihadists' rise have not been tackled. ... more
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IS cut back from 'caliphate' to pockets of land
The Islamic State group seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014 as it declared a "caliphate", but has since lost all the towns it held aside from pockets of territory. ... more
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Nigeria appoints new chief to head Boko Haram fight
Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country's remote northeast. ... more
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Niger to develop national security strategy to fight terror
Niger on Wednesday said it had begun work on a new national security and defence policy as part of its campaign to fight terrorism, in a country where attacks by Boko Haram and the Islamic State are frequent. ... more
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Fewer than 3,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: coalition
There are fewer than 3,000 Islamic State group fighters clinging on in the remnants of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists said Tuesday. ... more
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Bosnia puts jihadist arrested with weapons in detention
Bosnian authorities have ordered the detention of a jihadist who was arrested last week in Sarajevo in possession of a large quantity of weapons, prosecutors said Monday. ... more

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S. Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention: watchdog
South Sudan is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms, meaning only three nations have not signed on to the treaty, a global watchdog said Friday. ... more
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Two mass graves found in Yazidi district of Iraq
Iraqi paramilitary forces have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians, including women and children, in an area home to the Yazidi religious minority, they said Saturday. ... more
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Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS still missing
Around half of the Yazidis kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago are still missing, Iraqi Kurdish officials said Sunday. ... more
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Argentine court sentences 48 in 'Dirty War' trial
An Argentine court sentenced 48 former military personnel to prison on Wednesday for involvement in so-called "death flights" and other crimes committed at a notorious torture center when a junta ruled the country. ... more
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US coalition conduct 11 strikes on ISIS over Thanksgiving weekend
Pentagon officials said Monday that U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes on the so-called Islamic State, which consisted of 36 engagements, over the Thanksgiving weekend. ... more
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Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'
Saudi Arabia's crown prince vowed to "pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth" as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance. ... more
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Egypt mourns 235 victims of Sinai mosque attack
Egypt on Saturday mourned 235 worshippers killed in a gun and bomb assault on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, where warplanes struck militant hideouts in retaliation for the country's deadliest attack in recent memory. ... more
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NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday hailed the war crimes verdict against former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic as a victory for the rule of law. ... more

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Iran's supreme leader hails end of IS 'tumour'
Iran's supreme leader has praised his country's contribution to the fight against the Islamic State group, saying it had helped destroy a "tumour" created by the United States and its allies. ... more
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Iran declares 'victory' over IS
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory. ... more
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IS not dead yet but 'caliphate' dream in tatters
Its "caliphate" has imploded, its de facto capitals in Iraq and Syria have fallen, and hundreds of its fighters have either surrendered or fled. ... more
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Egypt confirms death of leading jihadist in air strikes
Egypt's interior ministry confirmed on Thursday the death of one of the country's most wanted militants in air strikes late October against a group behind a deadly ambush on policemen. ... more
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IS has lost 95% of its 'caliphate': US-led coalition
The Islamic State group has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared three years ago in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition fighting it has said. ... more
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Algeria minister says region under threat after IS defeats
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Wednesday that North Africa is under threat from foreign fighters escaping the Islamic State jihadist group's defeats in Iraq and Syria. ... more
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Russia posts videogame image as 'proof' US helps IS: monitor
Russia's defence ministry on Tuesday posted images it said proved the US was aiding the Islamic State jihadist group in the Middle East, but social media users pointed out they included a still from a videogame. ... more
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