Lebanon: Establishing ‘Islamic State of Qalamoun’
9th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Establishing ‘Islamic State of Qalamoun’

  [Photo: Militants in Qalamoun, Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By: Radwan Mortada (Al-Akhbar): Spanning hundreds of square kilometers, from the Zabadani Mountains to the Halayem Mountains near Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa, and Ersal in Lebanon, through the Rankous plains, the “Islamic State … Continued

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack
8th Jan 2015

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack

    [Photo: An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris]   French President Francois Hollande has announced that the country will hold a day of mourning on Thursday. The decision comes after … Continued

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt
8th Jan 2015

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt

    Three suspects have been named, and one has turned himself in to police over the attack on humor magazine Charlie Hebdo. A police operation is underway in the northeastern city of Reims to apprehend the gunmen. One suspect … Continued

Yemen: 50 killed in bombing attack on police academy
7th Jan 2015

Yemen: 50 killed in bombing attack on police academy

  SANA’A, (Xinhua): At least 50 people were killed and 20 others wounded early Wednesday when a car bomb went off outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, security officials and medics said. Hundreds of high school … Continued

Turkey: Suicide bomber kills policeman in Istanbul
7th Jan 2015

Turkey: Suicide bomber kills policeman in Istanbul

  [Photo: The attack targeted the tourism unit of the Istanbul Police Department, which is located near several touristic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern.]   Istanbul, (Hurriyet News):  A policeman has been killed in … Continued

Turkey, US set to train “moderate” Syria rebels
6th Jan 2015

Turkey, US set to train “moderate” Syria rebels

  [Photo: Syria militants fire rockets and howitzers, made up by propane cylinder and named ‘hell’, around the Citadel of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria, on December 30, 2014. Anadolu/Mustafa Sultan]   Turkey and the United States aim to finalize an … Continued

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack
5th Jan 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack

[File photo]   MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others. “We are targeting convoy of special forces units Alpha … Continued

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians
5th Jan 2015

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians

    Islamist militants abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday, while militants who claimed to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group killed … Continued

Yemen: Dozens of Shi’a Muslims killed in suicide bombing
31st Dec 2014

Yemen: Dozens of Shi’a Muslims killed in suicide bombing

[A snapshot from the air shows the greenery of Yemen’s Ibb province. [Faisal Darem/Al-Shorfa] ]   SANAA, (Xinhua): A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday in Yemen’s central province of Ibb, killing about 33 people, security sources and … Continued

Libya: Suicide car bomb targets parliament in Tobruk
31st Dec 2014

Libya: Suicide car bomb targets parliament in Tobruk

    [ Photo: © Salwa MZLibya, Twitter shows Libyan parliament in Tobruk after suicide bombing]   A suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives in front of a hotel where Libya’s elected parliament was in session in the eastern city of … Continued

Iraqi forces recapture Dhuluiyah from ISIS
31st Dec 2014

Iraqi forces recapture Dhuluiyah from ISIS

  [Photo: Members of  pro-Iraqi Govt, Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) .ALAA AL-SHEMAREE/EPA]   Iraqi forces on Tuesday completed the recapture of the town of Dhuluiyah, parts of which had been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group … Continued

Iraq: Bombing kills 17 Shi’a Muslims in Taji area
30th Dec 2014

Iraq: Bombing kills 17 Shi’a Muslims in Taji area

[Archive photo] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): A suicide bomber attacked Shia pilgrims north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, officials and a survivor of the blast said, a day after Iraqi army retook an airport in nearby Dhuluiyah … Continued

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida ambush kills two soldiers, wounds 11
30th Dec 2014

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida ambush kills two soldiers, wounds 11

(AFP, Al-Akhbar) Al-Qaeda in Yemen killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others on Monday in an ambush targeting a regional army chief in southeastern Hadramawt province. According to army officials, “Members of al-Qaeda” set a surprise attack for the convoy … Continued

Syria: ISIS claims deadly Homs car bomb
30th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS claims deadly Homs car bomb

(AFP, Al-Akhbar): A car bomb exploded near a gas plant in Syria’s Homs province on Monday killing eight people, including four soldiers, and wounding 15 others. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the attack. Meanwhile, the Islamic State of … Continued

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army
28th Dec 2014

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army

YAOUNDE, (Xinhua): More than 100 suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told Xinhua over phone … Continued

Lebanon: Army foils infiltration attempt, kills 3 militants
27th Dec 2014

Lebanon: Army foils infiltration attempt, kills 3 militants

    The Lebanese army foiled overnight an infiltration attempt across the Lebanese borders from Syria killing three militants, the National News Agency (NNA) reported Friday. Thought to belong to Syria’s al-Qaeda branch al-Nusra Front, the three militants, one of … Continued

Syria: ‘Islamic State’ versus al-Nusra: Will Baghdadi ask for al-Talli’s head?
27th Dec 2014

Syria: ‘Islamic State’ versus al-Nusra: Will Baghdadi ask for al-Talli’s head?

  [Photo: An al-Nusra Front fighter stationed in the Syrian region of al-Qalamoun bordering Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada]   By: Radwan Mortada   (Al Akhbar): The calm in the Qalamoun front will not last very long. The truce between the “brothers … Continued

Pakistan: Seven killed in North Waziristan US drone strike
26th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Seven killed in North Waziristan US drone strike

    SHAWAL, (The News): At least seven militants were killed in two drone strikes in North Waziristan.   According to sources the drone strikes took place in the Kunad and Mangoti areas of Shawal.   Militant hideouts were targeted … Continued

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’
26th Dec 2014

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’

  [Photo:Prime Ministers Ahmet Davutoğlu of Turkey and Haider al-Abadi of Iraq address (AKP)]   Turkey and Iraq have pledged to work towards greater military cooperation in the fight against “Islamic State” militants. The ultra-radical Sunni fighters control large swathes … Continued

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 33 anti Isis Sunni fighters
25th Dec 2014

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 33 anti Isis Sunni fighters

    A suicide bomber attacked fighters opposed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group as they gathered Wednesday to receive salaries south of Baghdad, killing at least 33 people and wounding 55 others, Iraqi police … Continued


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