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September 03, 2015
Half of Guantanamo inmates need indefinite lockup: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) Sept 1, 2015
About half the detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba need to be locked up "indefinitely," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. Carter said he supports President Barack Obama's long-standing goal of closing the the site, but cautioned it remains unclear what to do with many of the inmates. "Some of the people who are there at Guantanamo Bay have to be detained indefinitely, they've just got to be locked up," Carter told troops during a televised interview. Curr ... read more

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Jihadist hacker killed in US air strike was recruiter: Pentagon
A jihadist hacker who was killed this week in a US air strike in Syria was actively recruiting Islamic State sympathizers to carry out lone wolf attacks in the west, the Pentagon said Friday. ... more
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Turkey ready for anti-IS strikes: Pentagon
Turkey is now ready to fully participate in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group and may do so within days, the Pentagon said Tuesday. ... more
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Libya calls for international air strikes against IS
Libya's foreign minister on Tuesday renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international air strikes to help tackle the Islamic State group which threatens to create a "rear base" in the country. ... more
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France investigators question train gunman
French investigators Tuesday had hours left to question a Moroccan gunman who opened fire on a crowded train, only to be overpowered by a group of Americans and a Briton hailed by France's president for their "courage". ... more
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Disagreement among experts over bioweapons threat
Amid continued difficulties around assessing bioweapons threats, especially given limited empirical data, Crystal Boddie and colleagues took another route to gauge their danger: the collective judgm ... more
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Turkey must do more to fight IS: Pentagon chief
Turkey should play a full part in the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State group and take better control of its border with Syria, the US defense secretary said Thursday. ... more
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Guantanamo should be shut before Obama leaves: Pentagon chief
The US military prison in Guantanamo Bay should be shut down before President Barack Obama leaves office, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, saying the facility is a "rallying cry for jihadi propaganda." ... more
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IS 'mafias' made $11 mn per month in Iraq province: inquiry
The Islamic State jihadist group made $11 million per month from "organised crime" in Iraq's Nineveh province before seizing it and capital city Mosul, a parliamentary report obtained by AFP says. ... more
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IS says American suicide bomber carried out Iraq attack
The Islamic State jihadist group said Wednesday that an American was among four suicide bombers who carried out attacks against Iraqi security forces in the Baiji area north of Baghdad. ... more
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Hong Kong says avoid Bangkok, others urge caution after bombing
Hong Kong warned its residents on Tuesday to avoid travel to Bangkok while other governments in Asia advised citizens to be extra vigilant, after a bombing in the Thai capital killed at least 20 people. ... more
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Chemical watchdog 'concerned' by Iraq attack reports
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Monday voiced "serious concern" over reports that the Islamic State group has used chemical weapons in Iraq. ... more
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Pentagon studies transfer of Guantanamo inmates to US sites
The Pentagon said Monday it is studying the cost of moving inmates from Guantanamo to military jails in South Carolina and Kansas, as the White House seeks to close the controversial facility. ... more
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Chile tackles army silence on dictatorship crimes
Chile launched a special unit within the army Monday to help investigate abuses committed by late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime and uproot pacts of silence protecting perpetrators. ... more
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Tunisian woman killed by soldiers looking for armed group
A woman was killed and a man wounded in western Tunisia late on Saturday after soldiers opened fire on their car fearing they were armed, a defence ministry spokesman told AFP. ... more
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Nigeria gives military three months to end Boko Haram attacks
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a new set of military chiefs on Thursday, ordering them to end Boko Haram's bloody six-year Islamist insurgency within three months. ... more
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IS truck bomb kills at least 54 in Baghdad market
A truck bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 54 people in a Shiite-majority area of Baghdad Thursday, the deadliest single attack in Iraq's capital in months. ... more
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US jets launch first anti-IS Syria strikes from Turkey
US warplanes Wednesday carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria after taking off from a Turkish base, kicking off a key new phase in the campaign against the jihadists. ... more
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Foreigners executed by IS militants: a factfile
The jihadist Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday said it has beheaded Croatian hostage Tomislav Salopek, 31, abducted on July 22 in Egypt while working for a French firm. ... more
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Obama to host anti-IS coalition summit
US President Barack Obama will host a summit in New York next month of leaders of the international coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, diplomats said. ... more
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Maldives frees adventurers after US military base scare
Seven foreigners detained in the Maldives on suspicion of illegally attempting to travel to a US military base in neighbouring Diego Garcia have been freed, the Maldivian government said Tuesday. ... more
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Caucasus Islamist leader killed in Russian raid
The leader of a Caucasus Islamist group in Russia's restive Dagestan region has been killed in a mountain raid that included air strikes, Russian security services and Islamists said Tuesday. ... more
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Jordanian-US suspect nabbed in NY area extremist ring
A 20-year-old Jordanian-American who flew overseas in an apparent bid to join the Islamic State extremist group, appeared in court near New York on Monday on terror allegations, prosecutors said. ... more
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IS executed 2,000 in Iraq's Mosul region since takeover
The Islamic State group has executed more than 2,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since seizing it last year, officials said Friday. ... more
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US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight
The United States for the first time Sunday deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes to Turkey to help operations against the Islamic State group, US officials said. ... more
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