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Germany: Berlin truck crash likely “terrorist attack,” police say

December 20, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Berlin's police force said for the first time early Tuesday morning that the truck that rammed into pedestrians at a popular Christmas market was set deliberately on its deadly course, confirming that investigators were looking at it as a suspected 'terrorist attack.' At least 12 people were killed and nearly 50 injured when the truck struck the popular Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church late Monday as tourists and locals were enjoying a traditional pre-Christmas evening near Berlin's Zoo station. ... Multiple German media outlets reported a police raid early Tuesday morning at a former airport facility near Berlin, which is currently being used to house migrants and refugees. German daily Die Welt reported armed police had raided the hangar at the disused military Tempelhof Airport, which sits just south of central Berlin, reportedly only a 10 or 15 minute drive from the Christmas market hit by the apparent truck attack on Monday." (12/20/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/berlin-germany-truck-crash-into-christmas-market-likely-terror-attack/  

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Yemen: 48 Saudi proxy troops dead in Islamic State bombing

December 19, 2016
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least 48 Yemeni soldiers in Aden Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks against recruits in the country's second city. Military officials and medics said dozens more were wounded in the attack that targeted a crowd of servicemen who had gathered to collect their salaries near a base in northeastern Aden. ... The attack comes eight days after a similar bombing at Al-Sawlaban claimed by IS killed 48 soldiers and wounded 29 others. [Saudi invaders and their quislings] have fought a months-long campaign against jihadists who remain active in the south and east of the impoverished Arabian peninsula country. IS and its jihadist rival Al-Qaeda have taken advantage of a conflict between [a puppet regime set up by Saudi invaders] and Yemen's Huthi [government], who control the capital Sanaa, to bolster their presence across much of the south." (12/19/16)

http://dailytimes.com.pk/world/19-Dec-16/48-yemeni-soldiers-dead-in-is-claimed-bombing  

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Afghanistan: Gunmen murder five women airport employees

December 18, 2016
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euronews [EU]    

"Five female airport guards have been killed in a gun attack in Afghanistan. They were attacked on their way to work at Kandahar airport. The driver of their minibus has also been killed. A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar says the women were in charge of searching female travellers at Kandahar airport. They had been hired by a private security company. 'Two gunmen on a motorbike followed their van and opened fire,' Samim Khpulwak told reporters." (12/17/16)

http://www.euronews.com/2016/12/17/five-women-airport-workers-gunned-down-in-afghanistan  

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US regime to halt Saudi arms sales over Yemen war crimes

December 15, 2016
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Defense News    

"The US plans to halt some arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the high civilian death toll in the kingdom's Yemen bombing campaign. Quoting a US official, Reuters first reported that 'systemic, endemic' problems in Saudi Arabia's targeting drove the US decision, which officials acknowledged Tuesday, to halt a future weapons sale involving precision-guided munitions made by Raytheon. The contract -- to convert dumb bombs into precision-guided munitions that can more accurately hit their targets -- is valued at $350 million, according to a report in The New York Times." (12/14/16)

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-to-halt-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-over-yemen-casualties  

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Yemen: Islamic State suicide bomber kills 35 troops aligned with Saudi invaders’ quisling regime

December 11, 2016
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Military.com    

"A suicide bomber killed 35 soldiers and wounded about 50 on Saturday at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden, military and medical sources said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. ... IS and its jihadist rival Al-Qaida have taken advantage of a conflict between [a quisling regime backed by invading forces from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states] and the Huthi rebels [sic], who control the capital Sanaa, to bolster their presence across much of the south." (12/11/16)

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/11/is-suicide-bomber-kills-35-yemen-soldiers.html  

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Kashmir: Three Indian troops killed in attack on army base

November 29, 2016
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The Express Tribune [Pakistan]    

"Armed militants stormed a major Indian army base near the Pakistani border early Tuesday, killing three soldiers. Police said four militants had also been killed in a stand-off with security forces inside the command centre in Indian-occupied Kashmir that lasted most of the day. It was the most audacious attack on an Indian military base since September, when 19 soldiers were killed in an assault." (11/29/16)

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1247754/two-indian-soldiers-killed-attack-army-base/  

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Turkey: Officials allege Syrian rebels exposed to “chemical gas”

November 27, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"In a statement released Sunday, Turkish officials alleged Syrian rebels were exposed to 'chemical gas' during a missile attack launched by the Islamic State. According to Turkey's state news agency Anadolu, at least 22 soldiers displayed signs of exposure to toxic gas. The attack happened in the Khalidiyah region of northern Syria. The attacked soldiers are Syrian members of Operation Euphrates Shield, a group that includes Turkish military forces and allied rebel groups." (11/27/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/11/27/Turkey-officials-allege-Syrian-rebels-exposed-to-chemical-gas/2431480269716/  

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Syria: Sailor becomes first acknowledged US casualty

November 26, 2016
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New York Daily News    

"The American sailor killed on Thanksgiving in Syria died from wounds he suffered when a remote-controlled bomb exploded as he was trying to defuse it, military officials said Friday. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Va., is the first American service member to die in the conflict. Davis was a member of the Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, based in Virginia Beach, Va." (11/26/16)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/soldier-killed-syria-article-1.2887350  

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Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Hits Shiite Baqir-ul Ulom Mosque in Kabul, Killing 27

November 21, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"At least 27 worshippers were killed Monday after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a packed mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said. ... The attack took place on the first floor of the two-story building where Shiite worshipers had gathered to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson and an iconic Shiite martyr, in Karbala, Iraq in 680 A.D, according to a Associated Press report from the scene." (11/21/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-uncovered/how-all-female-isis-morality-police-khansaa-brigade-terrorized-mosul-n685926  

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Syria: Aleppo pounded by “heaviest bombardment’ since war began

November 21, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Syrian regime forces pounded eastern Aleppo Sunday with airstrikes for a sixth day straight, bringing the death toll to around 300 in the most intense bombing since the war began five years ago, rescuers say. The Syrian regime resumed heavy bombardment over eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after a three-week lull, killing at least 289 people by Saturday, according to the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, who said the past six days marked the most forceful bombardment they had seen. ... on Sunday, the bloodshed continued -- four children and their parents were killed in a suspected chemical attack as a barrage of barrel bombs struck their neighborhood, al-Sakhour, according to the UK-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo Media Center activist group." (11/20/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/20/middleeast/syria-aleppo-airstrikes/  

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Syria: Russians launch new offensive, airstrikes hit Aleppo

November 16, 2016
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Military Times    

"Russia launched new strikes in Syria on Tuesday involving carrier-borne jets and long-range missiles as opposition activists on the ground reported that the first airstrikes in nearly a month struck the besieged, rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. According to activists, between four and 10 people were killed in the strikes on Aleppo, raising concerns of a return to daily deadly bombardment in Syria's largest city. The Russian blitz began hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump discussed Syria over the phone and agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against what the Kremlin called their No. 1 enemy -- '"international terrorism and extremism.'" (11/15/16)

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/russia-launches-new-offensive-airstrikes-hit-syrias-aleppo  

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Pakistan: At least 25 killed in explosion at Sufi shrine

November 12, 2016
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CBC News [Canadian state media]    

"An explosion at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others, local officials said. Hashim Ghalzai, a local district commissioner, told Reuters that the death toll was an initial report, and could rise further. The blast occurred at the Shah Noorani shrine, located in Baluchistan province, about 100 kilometres north of the port city of Karachi. It took place while hundreds of people were inside, said Ghalzai." (11/12/16)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pakistan-shrine-explosion-1.3848338  

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Afghanistan: At least four dead in suicide attack at Bagram air base

November 12, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A man wearing a suicide vest killed at least four people inside the largest NATO military base in Afghanistan early Saturday, a senior U.S. military official told NBC News. Around 14 others were injured in the attack on Bagram Airfield, according to a statement released by the NATO mission in Afghanistan. The attack occurred around 5:30 a.m. local time as people were gathering for a post-Veterans Day fun run. There was no immediate word on the identities of the victims." (11/12/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/suicide-attack-kills-least-4-bagram-airfield-afghanistan-n682866  

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Afghanistan: Two dead in Taliban attack on German consulate

November 11, 2016
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least two persons were killed and more than two dozen injured in an overnight Taliban car bombing against German consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, local officials said on Friday. 'One terrorist detonated a car bomb near the gate of German Consulate office late Thursday night, killing himself and one other person and injuring 28 others,' a security source told Xinhua news agency. UN official sources put the number of the injured at 90 by the powerful explosion which occurred roughly at 11.15 p.m. on Thursday." (11/10/16)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/taliban-attack-on-german-consulate-kills-2-in-afghanistan-116111100086_1.html  

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Iraq: Amnesty accuses possible regime forces of crimes in Mosul

November 10, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Rights group Amnesty International has accused men in Iraqi police uniforms of torture and unlawfully killing villagers 'in cold blood,' in the operation to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS control. Amnesty said in a statement Thursday that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the ISIS militant group." (11/10/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/middleeast/amnesty-iraqi-forces-killings/  

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Turkey: Several, including district governor, wounded in bombing

November 10, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"An attack on a government building in southeastern Turkey has wounded several people including a district governor, according to officials and state media. The office of the Derik district's governor in Mardin province, near the border with Syria, was attacked with an improvised explosive device, a local government statement said on Wednesday. Fatih Safiturk, the district governor, was wounded in the attack, officials said." (11/10/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/derik-governor-injured-attack-turkey-mardin-161110112851765.html  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab claims car bomb attack near parliament

November 7, 2016
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Reuters    

"Two Somali soldiers died and five others were injured when a car bomb claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab exploded on Saturday near the parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police said. Al Shabaab has stepped up its campaign of bombings and gun assaults in Mogadishu in recent months ahead of parliamentary elections which are expected to take place within weeks. Col. Abdiqadir Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters the explosion had occurred near the parliament building, while another police officer, Major Hussein Nur, said the car bomb hit a military vehicle at a junction checkpoint." (11/06/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-war-idUSKBN1300MO  

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Iraq: Suicide bombers in ambulances kill 25

November 7, 2016
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Suicide bombers driving ambulances packed with explosives detonated their vehicles at a checkpoint and a car park for Shiite pilgrims in two Iraqi cities Sunday, killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The twin attacks took place in Tikrit and Samarra, as Iraqi troops and security forces battled to retake the northern city of Mosul from Daesh (ISIS) militants who have controlled it for more than two years. They appeared to be part of a series of diversionary attacks by the extremists, who have struck the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, the capital Baghdad and a western desert town during the three-week Mosul campaign." (11/06/16)

https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Nov-07/379975-suicide-bombers-in-ambulances-kill-25-people-in-iraq.ashx  

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Mali: UN trooper, two civilians killed

November 6, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"Authorities say Islamic militants have launched attacks on both a U.N. peacekeeping convoy and a Malian military camp in the country's north, killing at least three people. Radhia Achouri with the U.N. peacekeeping mission known as MINUSMA, said a Togolese peacekeeper was killed Sunday morning along with two civilians when the convoy was attacked in Gourma. Seven other peacekeepers were wounded, three of them seriously, Achouri said." (11/06/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/peacekeeper-killed-wounded-north-mali-convoy-attack-43345343  

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Afghanistan: Two occupation troops killed

November 3, 2016
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Toledo Blade    

"Two U.S. service members were killed today battling Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan alongside local troops, NATO said, rare combat deaths for American forces who largely handed over securing the war-torn nation to Afghan troops some two years ago. Local officials later said they were investigating claims that civilians also were killed in the fighting, possibly in a retaliatory airstrike. NATO described the Americans killed and two other Americans wounded in the assault as being part of 'a train, advise and assist mission' in Afghanistan's Kunduz province." (11/03/16)

http://www.toledoblade.com/World/2016/11/03/NATO-says-2-US-service-members-killed-in-Afghanistan.html  

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India-Pakistan border firing kills 19 people amid rising tensions over Kashmir

November 1, 2016
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Sky News [UK]    

"At least 19 people have been killed in recent firing between India and Pakistan across the disputed border in Kashmir. The two nuclear-armed powers have been ratcheting up shelling and small-arms fire for weeks, with each accusing the other of violating a 2003 ceasefire. ... Two of the three wars between India and Pakistan since partition and independence from Britain in 1947 have been fought over Kashmir." (11/01/16)

http://news.sky.com/story/india-pakistan-border-firing-kills-19-people-amid-rising-tensions-over-kashmir-10640542  

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Afghanistan: Taliban use drone to film suicide attack

October 26, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"The Afghan Taliban have released aerial footage of a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province, marking the first time the media-savvy militant group has used a drone to record an attack. The 23-minute video shows a suicide bomber ramming a Humvee into a military base in volatile Nawa district, triggering a mushroom cloud of flames and smoke and razing the entire compound. With pro-Taliban poems playing in the background, the video reported Tuesday by the US-based SITE Intelligence group shows a turban-clad bomber in front of a Humvee, hugging fellow fighters before he departs." (10/25/16)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/afghan-taliban-drone-film-suicide-attack-105846912.html  

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Syria: In renewed Aleppo attacks, regime troops capture high ground

October 24, 2016
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Woodland Park Record    

"Syrian government forces and their allies on Monday captured strategic high ground in embattled Aleppo as Russia -- a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- said it was not planning more 'humanitarian pauses' in the fighting in the city's eastern, rebel-held districts. Fighting resumed in Aleppo over the weekend, following a days-long lull announced by Moscow that was meant to allow rebels and civilians to leave the eastern districts. The rebels rejected the Russian offer and none of the civilians left. Government troops launched a fresh offensive and on Monday took the hilltop of Bazo on the southern edge of Aleppo, near military bases, and shelled the rebel neighborhoods, according to opposition activists." (10/24/16)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/in-renewed-aleppo-attacks-syrian-troops-capture-high-ground-1.1681976  

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Iraq: Islamic State forces attack Kirkuk

October 21, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"ISIS militants attacked several security buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials said, even as Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the terror group for control of the second-largest city of Mosul. Dozens of militants targeted four police stations and Kurdish security offices in Kirkuk, spreading themselves out through several residential neighborhoods. The clashes were ongoing in the southern part of the city as of Friday morning, security officials said. A number of people were killed and wounded, but officials could not provide an exact figure." (10/21/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/21/middleeast/iraq-kirkuk-attacks/  

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Syria: Turkish air raids kill up to 200 Kurdish fighters

October 20, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A Turkish air raid killed as many as 200 Kurdish militia members north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, according to the Turkish military. Turkish military officials say they hit 18 targets with 26 airstrikes in the areas under the control of Kurdish militia, destroying their headquarters, ammunition dumps and shelters. ... In recent months, much of Turkey's firepower has been directed at the Kurdish separatist PKK in southeastern Turkey and across the border in northern Iraq. It has also occasionally shelled ISIS positions in northern Syria, but its last-known airstrikes against ISIS were in November last year." (10/20/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/20/middleeast/turkey-syria-air-raid/  

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