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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets British vehicle

November 27, 2014
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"A suicide bomber attacked a British Embassy vehicle in the eastern part of the Afghan capital Thursday, killing at least five and injuring more than 30, according to law enforcement officials. It’s the latest in a spate of assaults targeting foreigners as most U.S. and international troops are preparing to withdraw by the end of the year. Authorities said the attacker detonated a car filled with explosives near the British vehicle, killing one British citizen and four Afghans." (11/27/14)

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Syria: Regime airstrikes reportedly kill dozens in Raqqa

November 26, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist group ISIS, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop fronts and setting dozens of cars ablaze, activists said. Some of the air raids struck a market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in the city of Raqqa, causing many civilian casualties, they said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime monitoring group, put the death toll at more than 60, among them 36 civilians whose names it was able to document." [editor's note: As always, recall that the "Observatory" is a propaganda mill based far from Syria and its claims should be treated skeptically - TLK] (11/26/14)

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Afghanistan: At least six dead in market bombing

November 25, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"An improvised explosive device fixed to a motorcycle has exploded in northern Afghanistan, killing at least six people, a local official has told Al Jazeera. Monday's attack happened in the busy market of Dasht-e Archi district of Kunduz province, a provincial police spokesman said. ... The blast came a day after a suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Paktika province killed more than 60 people." (11/24/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball game

November 24, 2014
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"At least 45 people were killed and 60 others were wounded Sunday after a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the governor of Paktika province." [editor's note: This is a fairly early version of the story; the number killed seems in later accounts to have reached about 50 - TLK] (11/23/14)

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Pakistan: Six killed in 500th US drone strike

November 24, 2014
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"A US drone destroyed a house in Mada Khel village of North Waziristan [Friday], killing six people and wounding three others. None of the slain were identified, but all were labeled 'suspects.' If that story sounds awfully familiar, it’s because it is. Today’s attack marks the 500th confirmed US drone strike outside of actual warzones, with just about 10 years worth of strikes." (11/21/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast targets Kabul’s Green Village international zone, four dead

November 20, 2014
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ABC Online [Australia]    

"Four Afghan Taliban suicide bombers died when a group of the militants tried to storm an international zone in Kabul in the latest high-profile assault aimed at foreign targets in Afghanistan. The attackers tried to break into a complex known as the Green Village on Wednesday, starting with the explosion of a van at the gate of the heavily guarded area in eastern Kabul that houses foreign contractors and various facilities. Security forces repelled them after about an hour of fighting and no casualties were reported among the area's residents, officials said." (11/20/14)

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Iraq: 91 killed, at least 24 wounded

November 19, 2014
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"At least 91 people were killed today, mostly militants, and another 24 people were wounded. State TV broadcast footage of Iraqi troops entering the Baiji Refinery. The nearby town of Albu Jewari was also recaptured. With the siege of Baiji now apparently over, the government says it will regroup and plan out a strategy to retake Tikrit, which lies to the south and is the second largest city occupied by the militants." (11/18/14)

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Afghanistan: Drone strike kills four

November 19, 2014
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"At least four [alleged] militants were killed following a drone strike by NATO-led coalition security forces in eastern Kunar province. According to local government officials, the airstrike was carried out late on Tuesday evening in Ghaziabad district. Provincial police chief, Abdul Habib Syed Khel said two commanders of the anti-government armed militants were also among those killed in the raid. The identities of those killed in the airstrike have not been ascertained so far." (11/19/14)

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Iraq: 28 killed in clashes, car bombings

November 18, 2014
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Xinhua [Chinese state media]    

"A total of 28 people were killed and 44 others wounded in battles with Islamic State (IS) militants and in car bomb attacks across Iraq on Monday, security source said. In the western province of Anbar, dozens of IS militants attacked an army headquarters near the village of Majjara .... The heavy clashes resulted in the killing of 18 soldiers and the destroying of several military vehicles .... Separately, a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden vehicle near a checkpoint manned by Sahwa paramilitary group members on a bridge over the Euphrates River near the town of al- Baghdadi .... Meanwhile, another suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into an army checkpoint just west of al-Baghdadi town, killing three soldiers and wounding four others, the source said." (1117/14)

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Afghanistan: Four killed in attack on occupation contractors’ camp

November 18, 2014
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"Four people were killed when a suicide car bomb detonated at a perimeter wall of a camp housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital on Tuesday morning, allowing militants to enter the compound, a senior security source told NBC News. Both militants and two Afghan guards were killed." (11/17/14)

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Islamic State claims to have beheaded US hostage Kassig

November 17, 2014
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"Islamic State militants said in a video on Sunday they had beheaded U.S. hostage Peter Kassig and warned the United States they would kill other U.S. citizens 'on your streets.' The announcement of Kassig's death, in what would be the fifth such killing of a Western captive by the group, formed part of a 15-minute video posted online in which Islamic State showed the beheadings of at least 14 men it said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In Washington, President Barack Obama's National Security Council (NSC) said the U.S. government was working to confirm the authenticity of the claim." (11/16/14)

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Iraq: Five killed, 20 injured in Baghdad bomb attacks

November 17, 2014
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PressTV PressTV [Iranian state media]    

"At least five people have been killed and about 20 others wounded in separate bomb attacks targeting three areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The first attack took place on Sunday near a police patrol area in the suburb of Radwaniya. Two policemen were killed and five others wounded in the blast. Another bomb went off in the Hay Jami'a neighborhood, killing three people and injuring nine others. According to a United Nations report, a three-car convoy of UN vehicles also came under attack on its way from the airport in Baghdad to its headquarters in the capital’s Green Zone." (11/16/14)

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Afghanistan: Politician survives suicide attack, three civilians killed

November 17, 2014
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"A suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers including a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said. The blast, in which the attacker detonated an explosives-packed car, left the MPs’ vehicles badly damaged on a main road in the west of Kabul, close to the parliament." (11/16/14)

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Yemen: Regime officials say airstrike kills six militants

November 12, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Yemen’s defense ministry says an airstrike has killed at least six suspected al-Qaida militants in the country’s south. Security officials, speaking anonymously because they are not authorized to speak to reporters, say the Wednesday the strike came from a suspected U.S. drone and hit a militant hideout. But there was no official government comment on who was behind the strike, in the southern province of Shabwa." (11/12/14)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Shell kills boys playing football

November 6, 2014
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"[A] tattered ceasefire is under renewed pressure as shelling killed two teenagers playing football in [Donetsk People's Republic] and [Ukrainian] President Petro Poroshenko said he was deploying reinforcements to face a threatened separatist offensive. In another sign of Ukraine's permanent-looking break-up, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced he was cutting subsidies to the [Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics], so as not to finance 'terrorists.' ... Heavy bombardments raged on Wednesday around Donetsk's former international airport, where [invading Ukrainian] forces are holding out against besieging [DPR troops]. One shell landed in a nearby school football field and killed two boys aged 14 and 18." (11/06/14)

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Syria: Mortar strikes Damascus school, killing at least 13

November 5, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"Mortar rounds slammed into a school Wednesday in a rebel-held suburb east of Damascus, killing at least 13 children whose limp, bloodied bodies were later laid out on the floor of a crowded field hospital awaiting burial, activists said. Syrian children often have been the victims of the country's civil war, now in its fourth year, but they rarely are specifically targeted. Still, Wednesday's attack in the town of Qaboun marked the most serious violence against Syrian minors since a twin suicide bombing killed at least 25 children in a government-controlled neighbourhood in the central city of Homs in October." (11/05/14)

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Libya: Heavy fighting near Benghazi seaport; navy ship hit

November 3, 2014
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"A Libyan navy ship was hit and 13 people killed during heavy fighting with aircraft and tanks on Monday between the army and Islamist militants near the port of Benghazi, residents of the Mediterranean city said. ... Army special forces, backed by troops of an ex-general, launched an offensive in the Benghazi area two weeks ago against Islamist militants blamed by Washington for a 2012 assault on the former U.S. consulate which killed the American ambassador." (11/03/14)

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Pakistan: Wagah suicide blast kills at least 60

November 2, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least 60 persons including women, children and paramilitary troops were killed and over 80 injured in deadly suicide attack in front of a roadside restaurant in Wagha [sic] Border market on Sunday evening. ... Banned organisation Jundullah has claimed the responsibility of attack. Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera said that a suicide bomber aged between 18 to 20 years blew him when hundreds of people including women and children were dispersing after witnessing flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border." (11/02/14)

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ISIS executes dozens; 350 killed across Iraq

October 30, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Across Iraq on Wednesday at least 350 people were killed. Most of them were Islamic State militants, but the militants also executed several dozen men in Anbar province. At least 67 were wounded in bombings and shelling." (10/29/14)

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Pakistan: Twelve killed in Baluchistan attacks

October 23, 2014
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Belfast Telegraph [occupied Ireland]    

"Attacks in Pakistan's troubled south-western province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, have killed 12 people on Thursday. ... The Taliban have been waging a war against the state there in a bid to topple the government and impose their harsh brand of Islamic law, and have killed thousands of Pakistanis over the last decade. Baluchistan is home to Baluch separatist and nationalist groups that have been fighting for autonomy and a greater share of revenues from the region's natural resources." (10/23/14)

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Syria: Rebel agitprop outfit says US airstrikes killed 521 fighters, only murdered 32 civilians in September

October 23, 2014
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Reuters    

"Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were militants from Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot which has grabbed large areas of Syria and neighboring Iraq. The attacks also killed 57 members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, the Observatory said. Six of the civilians were children and five were women, it added." (10/23/14)

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Pakistan: Afghan shell kills Bajaur tribesman

October 22, 2014
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The Nation [Pakistan]    

"A tribesman was killed and two others injured when mortar shells fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan hit a border village of Pakistan’s Nawagi tehsil in Bajaur Agency on Tuesday morning. Officials of the political administration confirmed the incident that two mortar shells fired by unidentified militants from across the border landed in remote area of Babara Charmang, 43 kilometers north west of Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur Agency." (10/22/14)

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Iraq: At least 21 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

October 20, 2014
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CNN    

"A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source with knowledge of the incident speaking to CNN by phone. The source asked not to be identified for security reasons. The bomber targeted a Shia mosque in the city's northeast al Harithyia neighborhood, the source said. As of Sunday, there has been no claim of responsibility." (10/19/14)

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Afghanistan: Four regime troops killed

October 20, 2014
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which happened Sunday, but the Taliban have stepped up assaults on Afghan and NATO forces ahead of the pullout of most foreign combat troops by the end of the year." (10/20/14)

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Iraq: Baghdad attacks kill at least 47

October 17, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the day’s deadliest attack." (10/16/14)

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