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April 29, 2016
Pentagon working to 'take out' Islamic State's Internet
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2016
The US military's secretive Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is working to destroy the Islamic State group's Internet connections and leave the jihadists in a state of "virtual isolation," Pentagon chiefs said Thursday. In what he described as the command's "first major combat operation," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said CYBERCOM is playing an important role in the US-led military operation against the IS group in Iraq and Syria. "The objectives there are to interrupt ISIL command and control, inte ... read more

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US President Barack Obama will on Monday announce plans to send up to 250 more military personnel to Syria, according to a senior administration official, intensifying US assistance to rebels as a ceasefire falters. ... more
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US acknowledges killing more civilians in Iraq, Syria strikes
The Pentagon acknowledged Friday that 20 civilians were killed in US air strikes on Islamic State targets over a five-month period, more than doubling an ongoing tally of such deaths to 41. ... more
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US ups pressure on IS with first B-52 bomber strike
The US Air Force for the first time deployed a B-52 bomber against the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Wednesday as it ramps up a 20-month campaign to smash the jihadists. ... more
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Senior IS figure in Iraq targeted in US-led raid
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US Army captain helps foil Denmark school attack plot
A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday. ... more
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Transport security focus at London counter-terror fair
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Turkey kills 32 IS fighters in Iraq after attack on tank: report
The Turkish army killed 32 suspected fighters from the Islamic State group in northern Iraq on Tuesday following an attack on one of its tanks, Turkish media reported. ... more
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Carter says US to deploy more forces to back Iraq's anti-IS war
The United States will deploy additional forces to Iraq and make Apache attack helicopters available to support the country's troops, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said Monday in Baghdad. ... more
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Algeria says 14 Islamists killed near Tunisia last month
The Algerian army killed 14 Islamist fighters last month in the El-Oued region near the border with Tunisia, the government said on Sunday. ... more
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IS income fell 30% after territory loss
Islamic State group revenues have dropped by around 30 percent since last year, forcing the group to introduce a range of new taxes including a levy on repairing satellite dishes, a research group said on Monday. ... more
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AU mission apologises for killing 4 Somalis taken for Shebab
The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) apologised for accidentally killing four civilians Saturday after soldiers mistook them for Shebab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock. ... more
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Philippines rejects claims of ISIS inroads
The Philippines Thursday dismissed as "propaganda" a claim by the Islamic State group that its fighters had slaughtered nearly 100 soldiers and established a base in the mainly Muslim south where local militants are battling government forces. ... more
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US anger over Syria doctor killed in 'targeted strike'
The United States expressed outrage Thursday over the death of a leading Syrian doctor in what officials said appeared to be a targeted air strike. ... more
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Pentagon says first step in anti-IS battle in Iraq, Syria 'complete'
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Turkey hits IS after deadly strikes on Syria border town
Turkey's armed forces on Wednesday launched new artillery strikes on jihadist positions in Syria, after three days of deadly fire on a Turkish border town that has left residents on edge. ... more
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Islamists behead two hostages in the Philippines
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IS ranks at lowest level since 2014: US official
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Muslim extremists death toll rises as Philippines presses offensive
The Philippine military has killed 25 Islamist guerillas as it presses on with an offensive despite the loss of 18 soldiers, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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IS bastions 'must fall' in 2016: French defence chief
The Islamic State group strongholds Raqa and Mosul "must fall" this year, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a speech in Baghdad on Monday. ... more
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Death toll climbs to 10 in Peru guerrilla attack
A weekend guerrilla attack targeting soldiers on the eve of Peru's presidential elections killed 10 people, authorities said Monday, raising an earlier toll. ... more
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US deploys B-52 bombers against Islamic State
The US Air Force on Saturday deployed Cold War-era B-52 bombers to bolster the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, stepping up efforts to defeat the extremists. ... more
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Peru guerrilla attack death toll raised to seven
A guerrilla attack on Peruvian soldiers on the eve of the country's presidential elections killed seven people, authorities said Sunday, raising the previous day's toll. ... more
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