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Pakistan: Gunmen attack small airport, kill two engineers

August 30, 2015
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"Gunmen stormed a remote airport in troubled southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Sunday, killing two engineers and destroying the facility's radar system, authorities said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Jewani airport in Balochistan province, which is fighting separatist insurgents as well as various other militants. About a dozen armed men on motorcycles were involved in the attack, said provincial government spokesman Jan Muhammad Buledi." (08/30/15)

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Iraq: Two regime commanders killed in Islamic State attack

August 28, 2015
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Cyprus Mail [Cyprus]    

"Two senior Iraqi military commanders were killed on Thursday in suicide car bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State in Anbar province where pro-government forces are battling the insurgents, a military spokesman and police sources said. ... In a statement distributed online by supporters, Islamic State said it had targeted a main military headquarters, 'seeking revenge' for the killing of a senior fighter in a nearby battle. It said the attack involved four car bombs and machinegun fire and killed tens of 'rejectionist' officers and soldiers -- as the group refers to Shi'ite Muslims." (08/27/15)

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Syria: British computer hacker killed in US drone strike

August 28, 2015
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Irish Examiner [Ireland]    

"A British computer hacker accused of being a prominent member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terror group has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria. Junaid Hussain, 21, from Birmingham, is thought to have died in a coalition air strike that targeted him as he was travelling in a vehicle in Syria, US sources were quoted as saying. Hussain, who was married to former punk rocker Sally Jones, is thought to have fled to Syria in 2013 while he was on bail in the UK." (08/27/15)

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Afghanistan: Gunman in regime uniform kills two US troops

August 27, 2015
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"A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire Wednesday inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers in what appeared to be the latest so-called 'insider attack' to target foreign troops or contractors in the country. NATO said two men in Afghan uniforms were shot in return fire and wounded, correcting an earlier NATO statement that had said two gunmen attacked the soldiers before being shot dead. NATO said the gunman opened fire on a vehicle carrying international troops inside the base in Helmand province. Afghan authorities said the shooting took place after an altercation." (08/26/15)

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Nigeria: Child suicide bombers kill at least six

August 25, 2015
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National Post [Canada]    

"At least six people were killed after explosives strapped to two children detonated in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Tuesday. A girl about 12-years-old exploded around 7:30 a.m. at a motor park in the capital of Yobe state, killing herself and three others, police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin said. ... Meanwhile, the bombs carried by a boy detonated as a man tried to disarm him in the city’s Pompari area." (08/25/15)

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Egypt: Two policemen killed, 24 injured in bombing

August 24, 2015
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Business Standard [India]    

"Two Egyptian policemen were killed and 24 injured today when a bomb struck their vehicle north of Cairo, the latest in a series of attacks against the country's security forces being targeted by Islamic State terror group. The blast hit the bus carrying the policemen to work posts in a village in the northern Nile Delta province of Baheira, some 160 kilometres north of Cairo, Interior Ministry said." (08/24/15)

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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bomb kills 12 including three US contractors

August 24, 2015
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"At least nine Afghan civilians and three U.S. civilian contractors were killed Saturday in a powerful suicide car bombing in Kabul, officials said. A vehicle of DynCorp International carrying staff members was 'tragically attacked,' the company said on its website. They were contractors of NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, according to an e-mailed statement. More than 60 others -- all civilians including women and children -- were wounded, said Wahidullah Mayar, a Health Ministry spokesman. No one has claimed responsibility." (08/22/15)

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Syria: Islamic State thugs behead leading antiquities scholar

August 19, 2015
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Islamic State (IS) fighters have beheaded an 82-year old archaeologist in the ancient city of Palmyra and displayed his body on a column in the main square of of the Graeco-Roman ruins. Syrian antiquities director Maamoun Abdulkarim said the family of Khaled al-Asaad had informed him that the scholar, who had worked for half a century as the head of antiquities in Palmyra, was executed on Tuesday after being detained and interrogated for more than a month. IS accused Mr Asaad of preserving 'idols,' attending 'infidel' conferences, and contacting officials following the jihadi takeover." (08/19/15)

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DPR: Shelling kills nine as clashes escalate

August 17, 2015
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least nine people have died in heavy exchanges of artillery fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-[Donetsk People's Republic forces]. Seven were civilians and two were government soldiers, reports said. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the latest fighting suggested preparations for a new offensive by the Kiev government's forces." (08/17/15)

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Iraq: Baghdad truck bomb kills 76

August 13, 2015
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"At least 76 people were killed in a Baghdad food market after a massive truck bombed ripped through the area Thursday, reports said. Around 200 people were wounded in the blast in Sadr City, a district of Iraq's capital, Reuters said. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack." (08/13/15)

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Nigeria: At least 47 dead in market attack

August 12, 2015
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast today in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said. The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm, the sources said." (08/11/15)

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Turkey: Nine killed in wave of attacks; US consulate targeted

August 11, 2015
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"Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least nine people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara launched a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants. ... A far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard in a 2013 suicide bombing of the U.S. embassy in Ankara claimed it was involved in Monday's attack. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), considered a terrorist organisation by the United States and Turkey, said one of its members was involved, and called Washington the 'arch enemy' of the people of the Middle East and the world." (08/10/15)

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Saudi Arabia: Suicide bombing at mosque for regime troops kills 15

August 6, 2015
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"A suicide bomb attack on the mosque of a local security force headquarters in Abha city in south-west Saudi Arabia killed 15 people on Thursday, most of them members of the force, the Saudi interior ministry said. The mosque in Abha, the capital of Asir province, was part of the local headquarters of the Special Emergency Force, the interior ministry security spokesman told state news agency SPA. The ministry earlier put the toll at 13, but later reported two of the wounded had died." (08/06/15)

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Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank car attack; Gaza blast kills four

August 6, 2015
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"Three Israeli soldiers were injured when a Palestinian driver rammed his car into them in the West Bank early Thursday, according to medics. Israel's military said that three pedestrians had been wounded in the attack near Nablus. It said forces shot and struck the assailant. ... In a separate incident, four Palestinians were killed and another 30 wounded in the southern Gaza town of Rafah along the Egyptian border, medical officials and local residents said. Reports suggested that an unexploded Israeli missile from last year's war was blamed for the blast." (08/06/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide truck bomb kills six

August 6, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Six people have been killed after a Taliban suicide truck bomber struck a police compound in Afghanistan, in the first major insurgent attack since the announcement of leader Mullah Omar's death. The attack in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of the country's restive Logar province, south of Kabul, highlights growing insecurity as Afghan forces face their first summer fighting season without full Nato support." (08/06/15)

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US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

August 4, 2015
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Spartanburg Herald Journal    

"An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group, says it counted at least 459 suspected civilian fatalities in 57 airstrikes it believes the coalition carried out in Iraq and Syria over the last year." (08/03/15)

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Yemen: Saudi invaders break ceasefire, kill 15 of their own collaborators

July 28, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"The latest Yemeni cease-fire unraveled Monday as new Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit at least two provinces and clashes between Houthi rebels [sic] and loyalists [of the former government] broke out across the country. ... Two of Monday’s airstrikes killed 15 fighters allied with the coalition in the province of Lahj, security officials and field commanders said. More than 40 fighters were wounded in the apparently accidental strikes, they said, adding that the death toll was expected to rise." (07/28/15)

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Somalia: Suicide truck bomb hits hotel, kills nine

July 27, 2015
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"A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia's foreign minister said Sunday. Abdisalam Omer told The Associated Press by phone from Djibouti that a Kenyan diplomat was also wounded in the attack." (07/26/15)

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India: Six dead in militant rampage

July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Heavily armed militants rampaged through a town in northern India on Monday, opening fire on a restaurant, cars and a health center and killing at least six people before holing up inside a police station where they were exchanging gunfire with army soldiers, officials said. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said army commandos had responded to the attack in Gurudaspur, a district in Punjab state near the Pakistani border, the Press Trust of India reported." (07/27/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 15

July 23, 2015
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"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 near a busy marketplace in northwest Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said. No one claimed responsibility, but Taliban militants have regularly use suicide bombers to attack Afghan government and foreign troops in the area. The main target was believed to be a nearby police checkpoint in Almar, a district of Faryab province which borders Turkmenistan, local officials added." (07/22/15)

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Turkey: Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

July 21, 2015
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Austin American-Statesman    

"An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding nearly 100 others in what Turkish authorities said appeared to be an Islamic State-inspired suicide bombing. The mid-day explosion took place at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but one senior government official told The Associated Press that Turkey suspected IS was behind the blast in its southeastern city." (07/20/15)

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Afghanistan: US airstrike kills eight regime troops

July 20, 2015
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Washington Post    

"A U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least eight Afghan soldiers at a military outpost Monday morning, according to Afghan officials. The apparent 'friendly fire' incident unfolded at around 7 a.m. in Logar Province, south of the capital Kabul, targeting an Afghan national army outpost. The area, in the province's Baraki Barak district, is believed to be infested with Taliban insurgents, said Halim Fedayee, the provincial governor in a telephone interview, adding that a U.S. Apache helicopter had bombed the post." (07/20/15)

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Yemen: Shiite shelling near Aden kills at least 45

July 20, 2015
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"Shiite rebels [sic] and their allies in Yemen randomly shelled a town Sunday outside of Aden after losing control of some the port city's neighborhoods, killing at least 45 people and wounding 120, officials said. The violence highlighted the bloody chaos of the civil war [sic] gripping the Arab world's poorest country, which also has been the target of Saudi-led, U.S.-backed airstrikes since late March." (07/19/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on military base kills 25

July 13, 2015
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"A suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint near Camp Chapman, adjacent to the city of Khost, Afghanistan, killed 25 people on Sunday, according to reports. Foreign soldiers, including U.S. troops, are based at Camp Chapman alongside Afghan security forces, but all of the dead are believed to be Afghan, according to Al Jazeera. No groups have claimed responsibility for the bombing. The incident comes after U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, just north of Khost province, last week killed the commander of the region's Islamic State cell, Hafiz Saeed Khan, as well as two of the group's senior commanders." (07/12/15)

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Iraq: 29 killed in bombings across Baghdad, officials say

July 13, 2015
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"A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 29 people and wounded 81, police officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, the Islamic State militant group is often behind assaults on checkpoints and other locations across the capital as it seeks to challenge Iraqi security forces and Iraq's Shiite-led government amid intensifying battles in northern and western Iraq." (07/12/15)

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