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Egypt: At least 20 dead in Sinai attacks

January 30, 2015
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"At least 20 people died and dozens of others were injured Thursday in multiple militant attacks across Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... The simultaneous attacks included car bombs and mortar rounds fired in the towns of al-Arish, Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafa. The North Sinai security directorate in al-Arish, a nearby army base, a hotel and other security checkpoints were targeted." (01/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Three US occupation contractors, one Afghan killed in airport shooting

January 30, 2015
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"Three American contractors were killed in a shooting incident at the international airport in Kabul today that may have involved an Afghan security officer at the airport .... The three Defense Department contractors were Americans, a U.S. official said, noting that the shooter was wearing the uniform of an Afghan national policeman .... adding that it is also unclear if the Afghan listed as a fatality is someone other than the shooter who was shot dead by the security team at the airport." (01/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on funeral kills at least nine

January 29, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said. 'A suicide attacker detonated himself when he was identified by the police,' said Khawani, the deputy security chief of eastern Laghman province where the attack took place, who goes by one name. ... Laghman governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak placed the death toll at 16, with another 39 wounded. No one has claimed responsiblity for the attack but suicide bombings are a hallmark of the Taliban's war against foreign and Afghan security forces, now in its fourteenth year." (01/29/15)

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Lebanon: Israel, Hezbollah exchange attacks; two soldiers dead

January 29, 2015
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"Israel fired a counterattack into Lebanon on Wednesday and promised more after a Hezbollah rocket strike killed two Israeli soldiers in the sharpest escalation between the two foes since their war in 2006. ... Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militant group, said the attack was carried out by the 'heroic martyrs of Quneitra' in apparent retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on the Golan Heights that killed six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general Jan. 18. Israel said that strike targeted combatants plotting an attack on Israel." (01/28/15)

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Libya: At least eight killed as gunmen storm Tripoli hotel

January 28, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"Two heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least eight people including four foreigners before blowing themselves up with a grenade. Officials said shooting erupted inside the five-star Corinthia Hotel and security forces evacuated guests, including Tripoli’s prime minister and an American delegation, after the gunmen blasted through the building’s security and reception." (01/27/15)

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Fresh violence vs. Ukrainian invaders in DPR may be used as excuse for more sanctions against Russia

January 28, 2015
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Oklahoma City Sun    

"Many [invading Ukrainian] soldiers among dozens killed in fresh attacks allegedly [in Donetsk People's Republic], prompting West[ern] threats of more sanctions against Russia for openly aiding and arming the [Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics]. But Russian President Vladimir Putin stood as defiant as he always has been and accused the Ukrainian government of prolonging the conflict by refusing to talk to the [seceded states]." (01/27/15)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists kill three

January 26, 2015
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New York Times    

"Tribal leaders and security officials in Yemen say the U.S. has carried out its first drone strike in the country since its president resigned. They say the strike Monday on a vehicle in an area called Hareib, located between the provinces of Marib and Shabwa, killed three suspected al-Qaida militants." (01/26/15)

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Philippines: Hunt for terror suspect leaves 27 police dead after rebel clash

January 26, 2015
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"At least 30 people were killed in heavy fighting between police and Muslim rebels in the Philippines on Sunday, military and local officials said, threatening a year-old peace agreement and shattering a ceasefire that held for three years. ... Under the deal, brokered by Malaysia, the Moro rebels were to surrender their weapons and disband after the government had set up a new autonomous government in the south and granted the Muslim minority wider economic and political power. But Sunday's clashes, which lasted nearly 12 hours near Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, are likely to be a major setback in the implementation of the deal as Philippine Congress deliberates a new law on Muslim autonomy." (01/26/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Ukrainian invaders retreat from airport; shelling kills 13

January 22, 2015
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from Donetsk airport's main terminal, scene of bitter fighting in recent weeks. The [Ukrainian] government said the military still retained control of parts of the airport, but six soldiers had died and 16 had been wounded. In the centre of the ... city, shelling hit a bus, killing 13 people. [DPR troops] paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers at the scene, as onlookers shouted abuse and beat or pelted them with debris from the blast site. The [DPR and Ukrainian regimes] traded blame for the attack, which comes nine days after a shell also killed 13 people on a bus in the village of Buhas outside Volnovakha, 35km (22 miles) south-west of Donetsk." (01/22/15)

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Somalia: Three killed in large suicide blast at Mogadishu hotel

January 22, 2015
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"A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials Thursday in Somalia’s capital, killing three Somalis and shattering windows. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking in Davos, Switzerland, said three Somalis were killed in the attack. The blast came one day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Mogadishu." (01/22/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Rocket strike kills 11 bus passengers

January 14, 2015
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Kiev blamed [Donetsk People's Republic forces] for shelling that killed at least 10 civilians on a bus and toppled the control tower at Donetsk airport, which for months has been at the epicentre of fighting between [invading Ukrainian] and [DPR government] forces. ... [Ukrainian o]fficials said the rockets that hit the bus were probably aimed at a nearby checkpoint manned by Ukrainian servicemen. [DPR officials] denied responsibility and blamed [the invaders] for the attack, which is the worst single strike against civilians in recent months." (01/14/15)

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Cameroon: Regime says Boko Haram fighters killed near Nigerian border

January 13, 2015
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Toronto Star [Canada]    

"Cameroon's government says the military has killed 143 militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which has been waging war in neighbouring Nigeria. In a statement Tuesday on state television, authorities said hundreds of militants attacked a military camp the day before near the border with Nigeria. Cameroonian Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said in the statement that the fight lasted five hours. He said a Cameroonian corporal was killed and four other soldiers were wounded, but gave no other details." (01/13/15)

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Nigeria: Bodies “littered on the streets” after Boko Haram attack on Baga

January 9, 2015
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have attacked the northeastern town of Baga for the second time in a week, leaving bodies littering the streets, according to an official. Two locals said the Islamist insurgents began shooting indiscriminately and burning buildings on Tuesday evening in raids on the civilian population that carried on into Wednesday. More than 2,000 people are unaccounted for according to Musa Bukar, chairman of local government for the Kukawa district, which includes Baga." (01/08/15)

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Iraq: Suicide attacks kill 23

January 9, 2015
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"Suicide attacks targeting security checkpoints and Shiite worshippers killed 23 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said. Police said a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint in the town of Youssifiyah .... Later on, a suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a checkpoint manned by police and Shiite militiamen near the city of Samarra .... After noon prayers, a suicide bomber set off his explosives belt among Shiite worshippers who were leaving a mosque in western Baghdad ..." (01/08/15)

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Yemen: Scores dead in blast outside police academy

January 9, 2015
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Phoenix Herald    

"Dozens of people were slaughtered in a terror attack on a police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday when an explosive-laden vehicle was blown up, targeting hundreds of recruits waiting in line at the gates of the college, officials said. An interior ministry official said that some 40 people were killed and that more than 70 were wounded in the attack in front of the Police College in Sanaa." (01/08/15)

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Yemen: Car bomb kills 31 outside police college

January 7, 2015
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"A car bomb exploded outside a Yemeni police college in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 31 people and wounding dozens, the interior ministry said, less than a week after a devastating suicide bombing south of the capital. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia seized Sanaa, in the latest upheaval following the country's 2011 popular uprising which led to a change of government and splits in the army." (01/07/15)

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Libya: Regime warplane bombs Greek-operated oil tanker at port, two dead

January 6, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored off the coast, killing two crewmen in an escalation of hostilities between factions vying to rule the country. Military officials said the vessel had been warned not to enter port and said it had been transporting Islamist militants to Derna, the eastern port city where the ship was at anchor when it was hit on Sunday. State oil firm NOC said it had leased the ship to carry fuel for power generation to Derna from Brega, an oil port to the west." (01/05/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits EU vehicle in Kabul

January 5, 2015
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"A Taliban suicide bomb hit a European Union police vehicle in Kabul on Monday, killing at least one passer-by but not injuring any passengers, officials said, days after the Nato combat mission ended in Afghanistan. The blast, which was heard across the city, was the first major attack since the New Year when US-led Nato forces downgraded from a combat mission to support and training duties helping the Afghan army and police." (01/05/15)

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Libya: Suicide car bomber targets parliament

December 31, 2014
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the outer gate of the headquarters of the internationally recognized parliament, a Libyan lawmaker and a security official said. Parliamentarian Abu Bakr Baeira said no one was killed in the attack in the eastern city of Tobruk, where the assembly has been forced to convene since Islamist-allied militias seized the capital Tripoli over the summer and revived a rival government. A security official said 18 people were lightly injured including a lawmaker and three children." (12/30/14)

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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 11

December 29, 2014
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"A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said. The Shi'ite faithful had stopped at a tent serving pilgrims in Taji on Baghdad province's northern edge, the officials said." (12/29/14)

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Pakistan: Regime troops kill 55 near Afghan border

December 27, 2014
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"At least 55 militants were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan's troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday. The army intensified its offensive after the massacre of 150 people in a school in Peshawar this month, a carnage which Pakistan described as its own 'mini 9/11' and a game-changer in the fight against extremism. Troops raided a militant hideout late Friday in an area adjoining Orakzai and Khyber tribal districts -- near the Afghan border -- where the insurgents had gathered for a meeting, the military said in a statement." (12/27/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists kill seven

December 26, 2014
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The Independent [UK]    

"Seven suspected Taliban militants have been killed in two US drone strikes in Pakistan, according to officials -- while security forces may also have killed the man who allegedly planned the recent murderous attack on a school. The early-morning attacks took place in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, hitting compounds belonging to the Punjabi Taliban and some Uzbek fighters." (12/26/14)

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Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts in bus station kill 20

December 22, 2014
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"Two bomb explosions at a bus station in the northeast Nigeria on Monday killed at least 20 people and wounded 40, an emergency services official said, and witnesses said many of the victims had rushed in to help those wounded in the first blast. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Gombe. Boko Haram insurgents have repeatedly set off bombs targeting civilians, especially in the northeast where they are trying to carve out an Islamic state." (12/22/14)

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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb and Taliban attack kill 14

December 22, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on Saturday. ... In northern Afghanistan Saturday seven police were killed and about a dozen wounded when some 200 Taliban fighters attacked their post in the Qushtapa area of Jawzjan province, provincial police spokesman Ahmad Farid Azizi told AFP." (12/21/14)

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Iraq: US airstrikes allegedly kill three Islamic State leaders

December 19, 2014
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FRANCE 24 [France]    

"US-led airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq have killed three of the group’s top leaders, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, General Martin Dempsey said the senior leaders were killed in recent weeks as part of expanding effort with partner nations to combat the militants. 'These are high-value targets, senior leadership,' Dempsey told the Journal." (12/18/14)

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