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Egypt: Regime troops hit militant positions in Sinai, killing 23

July 2, 2015
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Westfield Republican    

"The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown. The fighting -- the bloodiest in the Sinai Peninsula in decades -- heightened tensions across Egypt following the assassination this week of the country's chief prosecutor in a car bombing in Cairo." (07/02/15)

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UN declares emergency as 31 die in Yemen fighting

July 2, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Rebel [sic] fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians Wednesday, as the United Nations (UN) declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country. Meanwhile in the central city of Taez, pro-government [sic] forces launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners, including Al Qaeda members, allegedly freed by retreating rebel forces." [editor's note: The Houthi "rebels" have been in charge in Yemen for some time; the "pro-government" forces are loyal to a government that has been overthrown and operates in exile. So keep in mind that most media coverage reverses the meanings of those terms in order to conform to the US/Saudi propaganda line - TLK] (07/01/15)

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Egypt: Militants kill 30 in attacks on regime forces’ checkpoints

July 1, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers, security and military officials said. The attacks took place just south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid and targeted at least six military checkpoints, the officials said. The militants also took soldiers captive and seized several armored vehicles, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations." (07/01/15)

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Have millions of deaths from America’s “war on terror” been concealed?

July 1, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Jack Balkwill  

"The mass media in the US have covered up the most important fact in America's ongoing wars: the number of people slaughtered. Even before the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the mainstream media served as cheerleaders for the bloodshed, spreading the major lies that led us to war. As a combat vet still shocked by what I saw almost 50 years ago in Vietnam, where we earlier slaughtered millions in another war based on lies, I decided to look into what is happening in the current wars. I discovered that as many as seven million innocents may have been slaughtered in Afghanistan and Iraq." (06/30/15)

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Afghanistan: One killed, 19 wounded in attack on occupation convoy

June 30, 2015
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New York Times    

"The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. The claim came in a text message sent to The Associated Press. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi says one civilian was killed in the attack, which also wounded 19 people. The attack took place less than a kilometer (half mile) from the US Embassy." (06/30/15)

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Nigeria: About 40 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks

June 24, 2015
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Thompson Reuters Foundation    

"About 40 people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram militants who torched houses and shot people as they fled in two villages in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, witnesses told Reuters on Wednesday. The attackers, who arrived on motorcycles and vehicles mounted with guns, shot residents and looted shops in the villages of Debiro Biu and Debiro Hawul late on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, the witnesses said." (06/24/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber, gunmen attack parliament

June 22, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"More than 30 people were injured in a brazen bomb and gun attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul. A suicide car bomber and six gunmen were killed in the attack which sent a plume of smoke over the city. MPs were evacuated to safety amid chaotic scenes. The speaker of the Parliament, Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, managed to continue talking during the blast in moment of calm under fire captured live on TV." (06/22/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Two soldiers die in cross-border attack from Yemen

June 9, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"A cross-border missile strike from Yemen on Monday killed two more Saudi soldiers, the Riyadh-led coalition said, days after four died in battle and a Scud missile was fired. ... At least 37 people, most of them armed forces members but also civilians, have been killed in border skirmishes and shelling since March 26 when a Saudi-led coalition began bombing rebels [sic] in Yemen." (06/08/15)

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Syria: Family with five children “killed in US-led airstrikes”

June 9, 2015
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Telegraph [UK]    

"A couple and their five children were killed overnight in Syria's northern Aleppo province in strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group, said the deaths raised to 148 the number of civilians killed in US-led strikes in Syria since they began in September." [editor's note: As always, grain of salt on reports from the "Observatory," which is a pro-rebel propaganda mill in London, not a news reportage organization in Syria - TLK] (06/08/15)

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India: At least 20 soldiers killed in Manipur ambush

June 4, 2015
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"Tribal guerrillas firing rocket-propelled grenades and detonating improvised explosive devices killed 20 soldiers on Thursday in the mountainous Manipur state, an army spokesman said. Manipur, with a population of 2.5 million, has struggled for years with an armed insurgency in which several tribal militant groups are active. It was not immediately clear which group carried out Thursday's ambush. Another 11 soldiers were wounded in the most deadly attack in the region in recent years, which targeted a troop convoy heading for Imphal, the capital of the state bordering Myanmar." (06/04/15)

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DPR: At least 17 killed in battles

June 4, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"[Donetsk People's Republic fighters] said 15 people in territory under their control were killed Wednesday during battles around the rebel [sic] stronghold of Donetsk that is threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war [to eject Ukrainian invaders]. Two other deaths were reported in a[n invader]-controlled area. Russian news agencies cited rebel [sic] armed forces chief Vladimir Kononov as saying the dead included fighters and civilians. The figure could not immediately be verified." (06/03/15)

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Yemen: Air strikes kill 20 Houthi fighters in Aden

June 4, 2015
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"Saudi-led air strikes killed a group of around 20 Houthi fighters outside the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday and also shook the capital Sanaa in the north, militiamen opposed to the Houthis said. A coalition of Arab states began bombing Houthi forces, the dominant faction in Yemen's civil war, in March in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power shortly after he fled to Saudi Arabia." (06/03/15)

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Egypt: Gunmen kill two cops in attack near pyramids

June 3, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two members of Egypt's tourism police Wednesday in a drive-by attack not far from the country's most iconic tourist attraction, the pyramids of Giza, official reports said. The state news agency MENA said the two motorcycle-borne assailants escaped and that security forces were scouring the Haram district, to the west of Cairo. The Reuters news agency cited a security source as saying the shooting took place about 30 yards from a security checkpoint leading to the Giza plateau, the site of the pyramids and the Sphinx." (06/03/15)

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Afghanistan: Militants kill nine aid workers in overnight attack

June 2, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a Czech-backed aid group, People in Need, in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, government officials said. ... Government officials blamed the Taliban for the attack, about 50 miles (80 km) south of the provincial capital." (06/02/15)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists kill four

June 1, 2015
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New Kerala [India]    

"A US pilotless aircraft fired two missiles on a car believed to be carrying suspected militants in North Waziristan, a semi-autonomous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Xinhua reported, citing Geo TV. Identities of the dead insurgents have not been determined yet. The drone kept on hovering over the area before and after the strike, causing panic among local residents." (06/01/15)

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Nigeria: Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30

May 31, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said. The explosion killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby crowded marketplace in the largest city in Nigeria's troubled northeast, survivors said. ... An intelligence officer said Boko Haram was firing the rocket-propelled grenades. Soldiers fired heavy assault rifles in response, said the officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to journalists. Civilian self-defense fighters patrolled until dawn to ensure the Islamic extremists did not get through barriers of sandbags and trenches, said one of the fighters, Abbas Gava." (05/31/15)

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Libya: Five killed in Islamic State attack

May 31, 2015
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Times of India [India]    

"A pre-dawn suicide attack in northwest Libya Sunday claimed by the Islamic State group killed five members of the Fajr Libya militia alliance that controls the capital, a militia spokesman said. 'A car suicide bomber blew himself up near a checkpoint at an entrance of Dafniya,' between the town of Zliten and Libya's third city Misrata, said the Fajr Libya spokesman." (05/31/15)

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Iraq: Baghdad car bombs kill 10

May 29, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others. About one minute later, a second car bomb blast inside the parking lot of Cristal Hotel, formerly Sheraton, killed four people and wounded 13 others." (05/28/15)

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Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on police HQ kill 45

May 28, 2015
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San Jose Mercury News    

"Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people gathered there to prepare to fight against forces loyal to the country's exiled president, Shiite rebels [sic] said. ... The attacks are part a military campaign launched March 26 to try and restore [former] President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, now living in exile in neighboring Saudi Arabia." (05/27/15)

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Afghanistan: Four Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

May 27, 2015
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Reuters    

"Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties other than the attackers were reported, Afghanistan's deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salangi said. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the guesthouse was owned by a prominent Afghan political family that includes Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani." (05/27/15)

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Mali: Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper

May 27, 2015
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The Daily Star [Bangladesh]    

"A Bangladeshi on UN peacekeeping mission was killed and another sustained bullet injuries in militant gunfire in Mali's capital Bamako yesterday evening. The deceased is Sainik Shree Nilkanto Hajong while the injured is Sainik Sirajul Islam, says a press statement floated by the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR). Gunmen shot the two Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who were on board a jeep of Bangladesh Transport Contingent at Bamako, around 7:00pm on Monday local time." (05/26/15)

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NYT trumpets US restraint against ISIS, ignores hundreds of civilian deaths

May 26, 2015
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Glenn Greenwald The Intercept
by Glenn Greenwald  

"The New York Times this morning has an extraordinary front-page article claiming that the U.S. is being hampered in its war against ISIS because of its extreme -- even excessive -- concern for civilians. 'American officials say they are not striking significant -- and obvious -- Islamic State targets out of fear that the attacks will accidentally kill civilians,' reporter Eric Schmitt says. ... But there's one rather glaring omission in this article: the many hundreds of civilian deaths likely caused by the U.S.-led bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria." (05/26/15)

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Kenya: Al Shabab ambushes police, kills at least 10

May 26, 2015
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Several Kenyan police officers were killed overnight Monday in an al-Shabab ambush on a village near Garissa, the scene of last month's deadly attack on a university which claimed 148 lives. Locals said at least ten police officers had died, though Kenyan media said the number of casualties could be more than 20, in the attack on Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa. Some of the policemen were killed in a shootout with members of the al-Shabab terrorist group, while others were killed when their vehicle struck landmines planted by militants, their military spokesman said." (05/26/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders shell aid office, killing five refugees

May 22, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten, a local official said. Artillery fire and air strikes hit the town of Maydee along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia in Hajja province, a stronghold of the Houthi militia that a Saudi-led Arab alliance has been bombing for eight weeks." (05/21/15)

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Afghanistan: Four dead, 24 wounded in attack on Justice Ministry

May 20, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber struck the parking lot of Afghan's Ministry of Justice Tuesday, killing four and wounding at least 24, officials said. The bomber forced his way into the facility before detonating himself amid the vehicles of ministry workers, Ministry of Information spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News." (05/19/15)

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