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Pakistan: Taliban storm school, killing at least 126

December 16, 2014
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"The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and gunned down at least 126 people, most of them children, in one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent weeks. Hours after the attack, the Pakistani military was still exchanging gunfire with the militants inside the Army Public School and Degree College, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Two explosions were also heard. By 3 p.m. Tuesday, it was unclear how many of the hundreds of students were still inside the school." (12/16/14)

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Libya: Islamists press advance on key oil region

December 15, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Islamist fighters clashed with pro-government forces for the second consecutive day Sunday as they pressed an advance on a key oil region in eastern Libya, sources on both sides reported. Separately, at least four Fajr Libya militiamen were killed and 10 wounded in an airstrike by pro-government forces near the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia, a military source said." (12/15/14)

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Afghanistan: Two US troops, 19 Afghans killed

December 15, 2014
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"Two American soldiers and at least 19 Afghans were killed in a spate of attacks in Afghanistan Friday and Saturday, some of which were claimed by the Taliban, officials said. The violence began Friday, when a bomb explosion hit a convoy of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force troops. Two American soldiers were killed in that blast, a U.S. defense official said Saturday on condition of anonymity." (12/13/14)

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Afghanistan: Teen bomber attacks high school

December 12, 2014
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"A teenage suicide bomber attacked a French-run high-school in Kabul during a music performance on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 20 in the latest attack on a foreign target in the Afghan capital amid a stepped-up Taliban insurgency. The attack took place in the amphitheater of the French Cultural Centre, which is inside the grounds of the Estiqlal High School, also known as the Lycee Estaqlal. The school is run on contract by the French government." (12/11/14)

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Mali: Major jihadist leader killed, French army says

December 12, 2014
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FRANCE 24 [France]    

"A high-ranking member of the jihadist group al Murabitoun was killed in an overnight operation conducted by French forces in northern Mali, the army said Thursday. 'Last night ... French forces conducted an operation in the Gao region in coordination with Malian authorities,' army spokesman Gilles Jaron said. Jaron said that Ahmed el Tilemsi -- who headed the group's Mali division and was wanted by the United States -- had been killed in the raid." (12/11/14)

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Yemen: Thirteen killed in failed US hostage rescue bid

December 8, 2014
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"A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot and killed by their captors during the raid intended to free them, U.S. officials said." (12/07/14)

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Yemen: Bomb attack targets Iranian ambassador’s residence

December 4, 2014
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"A massive vehicle bomb exploded Wednesday outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen’s increasingly chaotic capital. The newly appointed diplomat was not in the building at the time, but at least one person was killed and several others injured, the Interior Ministry said. Some news reports, citing unidentified Yemeni officials, said as many as three people had died. The attack came amid a broad offensive by Iran-allied Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels, who have taken over the capital and set off intensified sectarian fighting across much of the country." (12/03/14)

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Somalia: Four killed in attack on UN convoy

December 3, 2014
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"A car packed with explosives sped into a United Nations convoy near Mogadishu airport Wednesday morning, claiming at least four lives in the ensuing explosion, police said. Three of the dead were civilians; one was a security force member, said Police Col. Mohamed Hassan. ... No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack." (12/03/14)

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Afghanistan: Taliban kill South African family in Kabul attack

December 1, 2014
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"The latest Taliban strike in Kabul killed a South African father running an education charity and his two teenage children, a family spokeswoman said Sunday, as the city police chief resigned after a spate of attacks. With the US-led NATO war against the Taliban nearing its end, the insurgents have targeted foreign guest houses, embassy vehicles, US troops and a female member of parliament in recent weeks. Werner Groenewald, 46, his son Jean-Pierre, 17, and daughter Rode, 15, were killed in Saturday's attack on the compound of Partnership in Academics and Development (PAD), a small California-based education group." (11/30/14)

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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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