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“British Jihadist” Blew Himself in an Attempt to stop Iraqi Forces near Mosul 

Islamic State propaganda reported that a “British jihadist suicide bomber” blew himself up in an attack against Iraqi forces who are getting closer to Western Mosul. The bomber was identified as Abu Zakiira and he has attacked the Iraqi army in the village Tal Kisoom situated south west of Iraq’s second largest city. The Iraqi forces who comprise of elite units …

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400 Islamic State suspects arrested in Turkey

Turkey’s anti-terrorism police have detained over 440 people for alleged links to Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, the state-run news agency reported Sunday. The Anadolu Agency said 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were arrested early Sunday in the capital, Ankara. Suspected terrorists were arrested in 18 provinces, in rural provinces …

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Global Terrorism Deaths Fall but Rise 650 Percent in OECD Countries

The number of deaths caused by terrorism fell by 10% last year, the first drop since 2010, according to a global index that tracks acts of illegal force and violence not committed by the state. Deaths from terrorism in OECD countries increased by 650 percent last year despite a marked fall globally as Islamic State …

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ISIS’s ‘Military Operations Room’ Chief Killed North of Iraq’s Mosul

Chief Commander of ISIS’s ‘military operations room’ was killed by Iraqi Army forces during battles in a region just North of the ISIS-held city of Mosul, a local source said Wednesday. “The ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) commander, who was known as Abu Yaqub, was killed along with one of his top aides during the battles in …

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At least 13 killed in multiple IS attacks in Iraq’s Kirkuk

At least 13 people were killed and 12 others wounded in multiple attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on police compound and some other government buildings in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. The attack occurred early in the morning when dozens of IS militants, many wearing explosive vests, attacked a police compound, a building of …

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Coalition warplanes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Syria

United States-led coalition warplanes killed 20 Islamic State militants in Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said, nearly two months into a Turkey-backed rebel operation to drive the jihadists away from the border. Turkey pushed on with the Syrian operation as Iraqi forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive to expel Islamic State (IS) …

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Islamic State’s latest attacks in Iraq kill 55 people and wound at least 44

55 people were killed in Iraq in three attacks claimed by Islamic State. The targets of the attacks were a Shi’ite religious gathering, police check point and the family of a Sunni paramilitary leader opposed to Islamic State. Islamic State’s latest attacks in a long series of assaults which have been intensifying since the extremist …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls after 2-1/2 years

Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls it kidnapped in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, after mediation by Switzerland and the International Red Cross. Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a …

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German police hunt Syrian-born man feared to be planning bomb attack

German police hunting for a Syrian-born man suspected of planning a bomb attack found explosives in an apartment they raided while looking for him. Police appealed to the public to call them with any information on Jaber Albakr, 22, who was last seen in the eastern city of Chemnitz wearing a black hooded top with …

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