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August 14, 2017
Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six. The suspected terror attack follows a string of assaults that have hit France since January 2015, claiming more than 230 lives. The suspect, a 36-year-old Algerian man, has been hospitalised after police shot him five times. The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of ... read more

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Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: official
The United States is weighing additional support to the Philippine military as it fights an Islamist insurgency in the south, a US defense official said Tuesday. ... more
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Car rams into soldiers outside Paris, six injured
French police launched a manhunt on Wednesday after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. ... more
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Nigerian town still reeling from botched bombing
He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead. ... more
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Kremlin says 'contradictory' reports on Baghdadi death
Moscow on Monday said it was struggling to confirm if the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, a month after reporting his possible demise. ... more
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Battelle helps DHS assess, train canine security teams
Battelle is helping the Department of Homeland Security to assess the capability gaps of state and local canine security teams and provide additional training, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
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US approves sale of war planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
The State Department has approved the sale of US warplanes to Nigeria to aid its fight against Boko Haram militants, ending a suspension of weapons sales that followed a deadly Nigerian military strike on a refugee camp. ... more
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Anti-IS operations enter fourth year
The US-led coalition campaign to destroy the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria enters its fourth year this week, and the Pentagon believes the jihadists' defeat is inevitable. ... more
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Nimitz carrier strike group joins Operation Inherent Resolve
The Nimitz carrier strike group has begun performing combat missions against the Islamic State group in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. Navy announced on Monday. ... more

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US gives surveillance planes to Philippines
The United States donated surveillance aircraft and began delivering weapons to the Philippines on Thursday to help its Asian ally fight Islamist militants. ... more
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Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report
Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday. ... more
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Four Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack
At least four civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali on Tuesday, security and official sources said. ... more
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Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike
Nigeria's military on Friday blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. ... more
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Pentagon chief says he thinks IS leader Baghdadi is alive
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead. ... more
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Philippines to extend martial law in south until year end
The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen. ... more
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Australia military powers beefed up for terror attacks
Australia's military will be given greater power to act during terror attacks, the prime minister said Monday, following a review of security forces' responses to a spate of local and international incidents. ... more
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Australian military expanding domestic terrorism aid
Australian Defense Forces are to increase their support to state and local governments when responding to terrorist incidents. ... more

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US troops inside Raqa, IS Syria stronghold: official
United States military advisers are operating inside the city of Raqa, the Islamic State group's last major bastion in Syria, a US official said Wednesday. ... more
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Five killed in Boko Haram ambush in NE Nigeria: sources
Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian troops in the country's restive northeast, leaving three soldiers and two Islamists dead, military and vigilante sources told AFP Tuesday. ... more
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IS chief reported dead after jihadists lose Mosul
Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time top stronghold of Mosul. ... more
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Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss
Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday as his cross-border "caliphate" falls apart. ... more
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Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss
Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose through the ranks quietly and patiently to become global jihad's undisputed supremo. ... more
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Mosul becomes 'graveyard' for foreign jihadists
The decaying bodies of foreign jihadists are piling up among the ruins of Mosul where the last few dozen Islamic State group fighters are mounting a desperate last stand. ... more
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Niger air strike kills 14 civilians mistaken for jihadists
An air strike by Niger's army has killed 14 displaced people who were mistaken for jihadists in the restive southeast where Boko Haram Islamists have staged regular attacks, regional officials said Thursday. ... more
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US conducts air strikes on Shabaab militants in Somalia
The US military conducted an airstrike against a group of Shabaab militants in Somalia early Wednesday, officials said, the third such action in a month. ... more
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