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Syria: Suicide bombing kills dozens

July 27, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A suicide bombing killed 48 people, among them women and children, Wednesday in northern Syria, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A truck bomb exploded near buildings belonging to a Kurdish security agency and other governmental departments in the city of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reported." (07/27/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/27/middleeast/syria-isis-suicide-bombing/  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab bombs target African Union occupation troops

July 26, 2016
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least 13 people were killed when two vehicles packed with explosives went off as they were driven towards a base for African Union troops in the Somali capital, according to officials and witnesses. The first blast happened near an entrance to the base, which is beside Mogadishu's main airport, and the second at a nearby checkpoint manned by Somali government forces. ... The al-Shabab armed group told Al Jazeera it was responsible for the attack." (07/26/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/huge-blasts-heard-airport-somalia-mogadishu-160726035504889.html  

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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills at least 14, including police officers, in Baghdad

July 24, 2016
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Allentown Morning Call    

"A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least 10 civilians and four police officers, a police officer said. At least 31 other people were wounded, he added." (07/24/16)

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-iraq-suicide-bombing-20160724-story.html  

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Afghanistan: Powerful blasts kill at least 80 in Kabul protest

July 24, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Twin explosions targeting a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in Kabul have killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230, officials have said. The attack on Saturday, near one of the most heavily fortified areas of the Afghan capital, was quickly claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), who have previously targeted the Hazara people. 'Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi'ites in... the city of Kabul in Afghanistan,' Amaq, an ISIL-linked website, said." (07/23/16)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/deadly-blast-kills-10-kabul-protest-160723105351090.html  

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Libya: Three French troops killed in helicopter crash

July 20, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Three French soldiers have died in Libya after their helicopter was shot down, President Francois Hollande says. The soldiers were killed while carrying out 'dangerous intelligence operations,' Mr Hollande said. Earlier on Wednesday, French defence ministry spokesman Stephane Le Foll confirmed for the first time that its special forces were in Libya. On Tuesday, Associated Press quoted Libyan officials as saying an Islamist militia shot down a French helicopter." ()7/20/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36843186  

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Mali: Ten soldiers killed, 38 wounded in attack on army base

July 19, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Authorities say gunmen have killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded 38 in an attack on an army camp in Mali. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack early Tuesday in the city of Nampala. An official with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali said the attackers arrived on dozens of pickup trucks and motorcycles and took control of the city before leaving." (07/19/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/10-soldiers-killed-38-wounded-in-attack-on-mali-army-base/2016/07/19/a6d39102-4da8-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html  

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Islamic State admits minister for war Omar the Chechen is dead

July 14, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Isis has admitted a senior leader known as Omar the Chechen is dead, months after the Pentagon and a British-based monitoring group said he was killed in Syria. Abu Omar al-Shishani, regarded by the Pentagon as Islamic State's 'minister of war,' was said to have died in a US air strike in Syria. The account was confirmed at the time both by high-level officials in Washington and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. On Wednesday the Isis propaganda agency Amaq claimed Shishani had been killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul." (07/13/16)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/14/isis-admits-minister-for-war-omar-the-chechen-is-dead  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attack on military base kills at least five

July 12, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"Al-Shabab militants killed at least five Somali soldiers at a military base 25 miles from Mogadishu, the Somali capital, local government officials said Monday. An overnight raid on the facility in the village of Lanta Buuro began with an explosive-laden vehicle driven through the front gates, Ibraahim Aadan Najah, governor of Lower Shabelle province, said. Members of the al-Shabab entered the camp on foot, stole weapons and vehicles and later told Radio Andulus, a local broadcaster supportive of the militant group, it killed 30 Somali soldiers." (07/11/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/07/11/Al-Shabab-attack-on-Somalia-military-base-kills-at-least-five/1511468235963/  

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Saudi Arabia: Suicide attackers strike three times in 24 hours

July 5, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A wave of suicide bombings hit three Saudi Arabian cities over a 24-hour period. The attacks came on the heels of massive jihadi assaults in the Muslim world last week that have been been tied to ISIS; analysts believe that this string of assaults in Saudi Arabia could be the work of the terror group. There has been no claim of responsibility. Two of the attacks failed but four people were killed in the third, all of which appear to be coordinated -- targeting both Saudi security forces and Western interests." (07/04/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/04/middleeast/saudi-arabia-jeddah-bomb/index.html  

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Bangladesh: 22 dead, including American, in terror attack

July 3, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"An American was one of the victims in the 10-hour hostage crisis at a Bangladesh café that left 22 dead. The State Department confirmed Saturday that a U.S. citizen was among those 'senselessly murdered' when Islamic terrorists stormed the restaurant in the diplomatic quater of the Bangladesh capita, Dhaka. The standoff ended Saturday morning when police stormed the restaurant, killed six attackers and rescued 13 hostages. Three of the hostage victims attended U.S. colleges. Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were students at Emory University in Georgia; and Tarushi Jain, a 19-year-old Indian national, was a student the University of California at Berkeley. Emory President James Wagner said in a message Saturday on the university's website that Kabir was from Miami and was in Dhaka visiting family and friends." (07/02/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/02/at-least-6-islamist-militants-killed-13-hostages-rescued-after-commando-raid-on-bangladesh-restaurant.html  

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Iraq: Bombings in Baghdad kill at least 23

July 2, 2016
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New York Times    

"Bombs went off early Sunday in two crowded commercial areas in Baghdad, killing at least 23 people and wounding 61, according to hospital and police officials. The bombings came near the end of the holy month of Ramadan when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sundown. In the first attack, a car bomb exploded in the Karada district in central Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 45. Shortly afterward, an improvised explosive device went off in eastern Baghdad, killing 5 people and wounding 16." (07/02/16)

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/02/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iraq-bombing.html  

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on police convoy kills 37

June 30, 2016
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    

"A twin suicide attack on a convoy of buses carrying police cadets killed 37 people and wounded 40 others on Thursday, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in Paghman district, some 20 kilometers west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to Mousa Rahmati, the district governor of Paghman. The first suicide attacker struck two buses carrying trainee policemen, and a second attacker targeted those who rushed to the scene to help and hit a third bus, Rahmati said. He said that four civilians were among those killed." (06/30/16)

http://triblive.com/usworld/world/10717970-74/attack-suicide-trainee  

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Iraq: US official claims airstrikes kill at least 250 Islamic State fighters

June 30, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"A series of American airstrikes killed at least 250 ISIS fighters driving in a convoy outside Fallujah on Wednesday, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. The strikes occurred on the outskirts of the Iraqi city in 'southern Fallujah,' a second U.S. defense official told Fox News. 'There was a strike on a convoy of ISIS fighters trying to leave a neighborhood on the outskirts of southern Fallujah that we struck,' the official said. At least 40 vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes, a U.S. official told Reuters, which was first to report the air assault." (06/29/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/29/us-airstrikes-kill-at-least-250-isis-fighters-in-convoy-outside-fallujah-official-says.html  

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Turkey: At least 36 killed, 140+ injured as blasts rock Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

June 29, 2016
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"At least 36 people have been killed and over 140 injured in three blasts that rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, according to Turkish officials. Foreigners could be among the dead. The blasts occurred in the airport’s international arrivals terminal. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed to the media that the death toll from the attacks has risen to 36, adding that foreigners could be among the victims. Five of those killed in the attacks were officers. Another 147 people were injured in the blasts, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said." (06/28/16)

https://www.rt.com/news/348735-explosion-atatukr-reports-injured/  

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Lebanon: Army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings

June 28, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Lebanon's army has detained more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following a series of suicide bombings in a border village. The raids took place at informal refugee camps in the Baalbek region. On Monday, at least eight bombers blew themselves up in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa, killing five people and injuring almost 30 others. No group has said it was behind the attacks, but suspicion has fallen on jihadist militants from Islamic State. IS has carried out previous suicide bombings that have killed scores of people in Lebanon." (06/28/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36649779  

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Libya: Clashes, depot blast kill more than 60

June 22, 2016
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Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star    

"Fierce clashes in Libya between pro-government militiamen and Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte and an explosion at a depot near the capital, Tripoli, left more than 60 dead in just one day, a spokesman and a Libyan state news agency reported Wednesday. In Sirte, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the North African country, Tuesday's clashes killed 36 militiamen aligned with the newly-UN brokered government. ... Meanwhile, the state LANA news agency said an explosion at a depot on Tuesday in the town of Garabuli, near Tripoli, followed clashes with militias and killed 29 civilians." (06/22/16)

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/libya-clashes-blast-at-a-depot-kill-more-than/article_8a6d3e8b-8b82-5846-bd71-3ea2eefdfbd0.html  

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West Bank: Israeli troops “mistakenly” kill Arab teen in car

June 21, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Israeli troops shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy early on Tuesday and wounded four others, a Palestinian official said. Wajih Ahmad, head of the Beit Ur al-Tahta local council in the West Bank, said the teen, Mahmoud Badran, was killed when the car he was traveling in was fired upon by an Israeli military patrol. The hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah said another person was moderately wounded and three others were lightly wounded. Israeli's military and media said the shooting was aimed at rioters at the scene of a rock-hurling incident toward Israeli vehicles on a busy road." (06/21/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israeli-troops-mistakenly-kill-palestinian-teen-car-west-bank/  

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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bombing kills 14

June 20, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A suicide bomber struck in the Afghan capital early Monday morning, targeting a bus full of foreign security contractors. At least 14 people were killed and eight others wounded, said Sediq Seddiqi, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. The majority of the victims were citizens of Nepal, he added. ... The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent to media organizations." (06/20/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/20/middleeast/afghanistan-suicide-bomb/  

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Syria: Russian soldier dies of wounds

June 19, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Russia's Defense Ministry says a Russian soldier has died of wounds he suffered in a militant suicide attack in Syria, the military's 11th casualty since the start of its campaign there. The ministry said Sunday that Sgt. Andrei Timoshenkov died at a hospital at the Russian base in Syria." (06/19/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-soldier-dies-of-wounds-in-syria/2016/06/19/014bc9b2-362d-11e6-af02-1df55f0c77ff_story.html  

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Libya: Bomb kills ten west of Islamic State’s besieged stronghold

June 17, 2016
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Indian Express [India]    

"A suicide car bomber hit a Libyan police station west of the besieged Islamic State stronghold of Sirte on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding seven, officials said. The attack at Abu Grain, on the coast road some 140 km (85 miles) west of Sirte and 100 km south of Misrata, showed the militants, although on the back foot in the battle for Sirte, can still strike outside the city. Brigades from Misrata are leading the campaign to recapture Sirte and have engaged in fire fights with Islamic State since pushing to the edge of the city centre last week." (06/16/16)

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/libya-islamic-state-suicide-bombing-abu-grain-2857182/  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attackers kill African Union occupiers

June 9, 2016
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Somalia's al-Shabab militant group has killed 30 Ethiopian soldiers after ramming a suicide car bomb into an African Union military base in the war-torn east African country. It is its first attack on the AU there. The al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the base in Halgan in the Hiran region, al-Shabab said in a statement distributed on its Telegram messaging channel. The group claimed it had killed 43 in the attack, a figure Ethiopia has questioned. Mohamed Mohamud, a military officer in the town of Halgan told the news agency Associated Press that 30 Ethiopian troops had been killed in the attack. ... Ethiopian communications spokesperson Getachew Reda told DW that the attack was repelled and that 101 of the attackers had been killed." (06/09/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/somalias-al-shabab-militant-group-kills-ethiopian-soldiers/a-19317772  

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Israel: Regime sends more troops to West Bank, freezes Palestinian entry permits after attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Israel deployed more troops to the West Bank on Thursday and froze 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter the country in response to a late-night shooting by Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead. Overnight, the Israeli army entered the village of Yatta, near Hebron, just hours after two residents, cousins from the village, carried out the shooting attack at a Tel Aviv open market and declared the area a closed military zone. The army has also announced it is sending two more battalions to the West Bank because of the attack." (06/09/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-revokes-palestinian-entry-permits-and-seals-off-village-after-attack/2016/06/09/51c8d28e-2e0f-11e6-9b37-42985f6a265c_story.html  

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Israel: Gunmen kill four in Tel Aviv market attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"At least four people were killed and several seriously wounded in a mass shooting at a trendy Tel Aviv food market Wednesday night. The attacks occurred near Israel's version of the Pentagon. Police said two assailants were in custody. One of the gunmen was wounded. Israeli authorities described the shooting as a terror attack. The attackers' identities were not released. Police said the two gunmen were members of the same family from the Palestinian village of Yatta, near the city of Hebron in the West Bank." (06/08/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/gunmen-kill-three-at-trendy-tel-aviv-market-across-street-from-israels-pentagon/2016/06/08/b3cc7b00-ccfb-4657-8bd8-62126760a1e3_story.html  

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Afghanistan: Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

May 25, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor -- a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. The announcement came as a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying court employees in the Afghan capital, killing at least 11 people, an official said. The Taliban promptly claimed responsibility for the attack." (05/25/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-05-25/afghan-taliban-appoint-new-leader-after-mansours-death  

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Yemen: Islamic state bomber kills Saudi quisling regime army recruits in Aden

May 23, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden. In the first, a suicide bomber targeted young men queuing to enlist at the home of a senior army commander. Shortly afterwards there was a second blast at a nearby army base. Aden is serving as the temporary home of [a puppet regime set up by Saudi invaders] while it seeks to regain control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Houthi rebel [sic] movement." (05/23/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36357133  

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