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US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority
28th Feb 2015

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. “Public … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 12 at Kano bus station
25th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 12 at Kano bus station

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in the northwestern Nigeria’s city of Kano on Tuesday, barely five hours after a similar blast hit a crowded bus station in … Continued

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad
25th Feb 2015

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad

  At least 10 people were killed and 30 others were wounded Tuesday in multiple explosions in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. Meanwhile, at least eight people, including four pro-government fighters, were killed and 19 others were … Continued

Tunisia arrests 100 suspected ISIS-linked militants
25th Feb 2015

Tunisia arrests 100 suspected ISIS-linked militants

    Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials claimed on Tuesday. The Tunisian government also published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria … Continued

How Turkish troops entered Syria with ISIS, Kurdish assistance
24th Feb 2015

How Turkish troops entered Syria with ISIS, Kurdish assistance

    [Photo: Suleiman Shah tomb] By: Elie Hanna   Al-Akhbar: Turkish troops entered Syria, as part of a well-planned operation, to relocate the remains of Suleiman Shah. The “seamless” operation relied on alliances and understandings forged by Ankara with … Continued

Nigeria: Five people killed in Yobe State suicide bomb attack
23rd Feb 2015

Nigeria: Five people killed in Yobe State suicide bomb attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed after a female suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a crowded market of the Potiskum town in northern Nigeria’s Yobe State, local hospital sources said. The sources who declined to be named said … Continued

Kuwait: US commanders convene to assess anti-IS campaign
23rd Feb 2015

Kuwait: US commanders convene to assess anti-IS campaign

  Top US commanders are due to meet in Kuwait on Monday to assess the multinational campaign against “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. New US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter [seen above] will convene the meeting. Carter flew to … Continued

“ISIS spring” in North Africa
21st Feb 2015

“ISIS spring” in North Africa

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (aka the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL]) is expanding beyond the Levant. Establishing Wilyat Sinai (the Province of Sinai) was just the start, and now the group is determined … Continued

Libya: Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in al-Qubbah
21st Feb 2015

Libya: Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in al-Qubbah

    [Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libya city of Qubba. (Photo credit: Ain Marra Media Center)]   Three Car Bombs Kill 40, Wound 70 in Libyacar bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of al-Qubbah on Friday, … Continued

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab
21st Feb 2015

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab

    [ Photo: A plume of smoke rose above the site of the blast/ Mogadishu News]   MOGADISHU: Al-Shabaab insurgents on Friday killed at least 25 people and wounded many others in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior … Continued

Pakistan: Gun and suicide attack leaves 3 Shia Muslims dead
19th Feb 2015

Pakistan: Gun and suicide attack leaves 3 Shia Muslims dead

  [Relatives of the victims comfort each other at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad. PHOTO: ONLINE]   By Fawad Ali / Rizwan Shehzad     ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): A lone bomber killed three persons at an Imambargah in the federal capital but failed to … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State
18th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State

  Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 37 people on Tuesday. In the first attack, near a police checkpoint in Nigeria’s Borno state, attackers dressed as merchants were approaching their target when they were stopped by the … Continued

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya
18th Feb 2015

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya

  By: Abdel Rahman Nassar   (Al Akhbar): There is no pride in Egypt’s response to the fate of its hostages. It is being lured into an open-ended battle by the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya, a sprawling organization … Continued

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border
17th Feb 2015

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border

  Officials in Niger have arrested at least 160 people suspected of being involved with Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The organization, originally based in Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on neighboring countries. At least 160 suspected militants belonging to … Continued

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks
15th Feb 2015

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks

  Hours after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen, police conducted a manhunt for the suspects, in the end shooting one man dead. Authorities have now said that they believe the man they killed carried out both attacks. Copenhagen police confirmed … Continued

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe
15th Feb 2015

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe

  Nigeria’s military has pushed back an attack on the northeastern town Gombe by Boko Haram. The Islamic extremists have warned residents not to participate in the country’s postponed elections in March. Heavily armed Boko Haram militants attacked the northeastern … Continued

Japan offers $15m in aid to fight terrorism
15th Feb 2015

Japan offers $15m in aid to fight terrorism

  [Photo: Japan PM Shinzo Abe]   Japan, reeling from the murder of two nationals by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists, will offer an extra $15 million in aid to fight terrorism in Middle East and … Continued

Pakistan: 21 Shia Muslims murdered in suicide bombing in mosque
14th Feb 2015

Pakistan: 21 Shia Muslims murdered in suicide bombing in mosque

    [{Photo: Relatives carry an injured man after an explosion in a mosque in Peshawar. PHOTO MUHAMMAD IQBAL EXPRESS]   By Riaz Ahmad /   KARACHI / PESHAWAR, (Tribune): The grisly images of the January 30 bombing at a Shikarpur … Continued

Iraq: ISIS claims suicide bombings near army base
12th Feb 2015

Iraq: ISIS claims suicide bombings near army base

    Three Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers, including a Frenchman, have allegedly detonated explosives-laden trucks in coordinated attacks on Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters, destroying their targets, the jihadist group said Wednesday. The attacks were … Continued

9th Feb 2015

Iraq: 13 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Baghdad

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 13 people were killed and 46 others injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday morning, a police source said. In one of the attacks, a suicide bomber detonated … Continued


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