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Turkey: Thousands gather in Ankara in aftermath of deadly blasts that killed scores

October 11, 2015
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"Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Ankara on Sunday near the site of two deadly bomb blasts that tore through crowds taking part in a peace rally in the capital a day earlier. The attack, for which no group has so far claimed responsibility, killed at least 95 people, wounded nearly 250 others and threatened to deepen divisions and distrust in Turkey's polarized society." (10/11/15)

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West Bank: Israeli couple killed in shooting attack

October 2, 2015
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Belfast Telegraph [Ireland]    

"A Palestinian assailant shot and killed two parents driving with their four children along a West Bank road, the Israeli military said, amid mounting unrest surrounding a Jerusalem site holy to both Muslims and Jews. ... The military, which called the violence a "ruthless, heinous, barbaric attack," said forces were scouring the area, near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik. The military said the four children in the car were lightly wounded." (10/02/15)

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Bangladesh: Islamic State claims assassination of Italian aid worker

September 29, 2015
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"The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats. The claim by the Sunni extremist group could not immediately be verified independently, but if confirmed would mark its first attack in Bangladesh, a secular country with a predominantly Muslim population. The South Asian nation has been struggling in recent months with the rapid rise of hard-line Islamic groups, banning several that have been blamed for killing four bloggers this year." (09/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Attack on cricket match kills nine, wounds more than 50

September 28, 2015
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"A suicide car bombing killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50 at a cricket match in Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack took place in southeastern Paktika province, on the border with Pakistan, the officials said. Authorities initially said the game being played at the time of the blast was soccer, but an interior ministry statement later said it was a cricket match. The attack probably targeted members of the local government watching the game, officials said." (09/27/15)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 25 at mosque

September 24, 2015
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"A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens were wounded in the blast at the al-Bolayli mosque, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country. It is located in an area where many people support the Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] who control Sanaa." (09/24/15)

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Somalia: Car bomb kills seven near presidential palace

September 22, 2015
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"At least seven people were killed and at least 10 wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded near a heavily-guarded complex housing the offices of Somalia's president and its prime minister in Mogadishu, a government spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of anyone attempting to enter the complex, and there was no claim of responsibility. The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab have often used cars driven by suicide bombers as a way of breaking into a location, with more attackers following on foot." (09/21/15)

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Iraq: Suicide blasts kill 21; Islamic State claims responsibility

September 18, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Two suicide bombers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad during rush hour Thursday, killing at least 21 people, officials said. The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group swiftly claimed responsibility for the blasts. Both attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said." (09/17/15)

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Syria: At least ten killed in Latakia blast

September 2, 2015
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 10 people were killed and 40 others wounded in a blast that rocked Syria's northwestern coastal city of Latakia on Wednesday, the state-run TV reported. The blast was triggered by a booby-trapped vehicle and tore through al-Hamam square in the city of Latakia, Xinhua reported. ... Earlier on Tuesday, the state-run media outlets said authorities discovered two explosive-laden vehicles that were set to be detonated in Latakia, the hometown of President Bashar al-Assad and heartland of his Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam." (09/02/15)

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India: Scholar who criticized idol worship and superstition shot dead

August 31, 2015
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Toronto Star [Canada]    

"Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The attack on Malleshappa M. Kalburgi sent a chill through Indian civil society, stoking worries about religious extremism and intolerance and prompting an outpouring of condemnation as the 77-year-old author and academic was cremated Monday in his hometown of Dharwad, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka." (08/31/15)

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Thailand: Court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

August 27, 2015
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"A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20 people. Police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said the suspect appeared in a security video that shows a blurry image of an unidentified man in a blue shirt kicking a bag into the water near a busy pier on the night of Aug. 17, soon after the explosion at the Erawan Shrine. An explosion took place near the spot about 18 hours later on Aug. 18, but caused no casualties." (08/27/15)

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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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France: Americans who stopped attack on Paris-bound train to meet Hollande

August 23, 2015
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"Three Americans who helped take down a gunman aboard a train bound for Paris will be received by the French president Monday. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler will meet French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace Monday morning. Jane Hartley, the U.S. ambassador to France, was also expected to attend the meeting, along with representatives from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. ... The trio was vacationing when a man identified by authorities as Ayoub El Khazzani began his attack on board the high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris." (08/23/15)

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Egypt: Six wounded in Cairo explosion

August 20, 2015
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"A large bomb exploded early Thursday near a national security building in the Shubra neighborhood of Cairo, wounding at least six people, Egyptian security officials said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the explosion, which tore the facade off of the government building. For blocks around the blast site in the popular residential neighborhood, glass from blown-out windows could be seen on the street." (08/19/15)

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Thailand: Bangkok bomb attack kills at least 16

August 17, 2015
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"A powerful explosion killed at least 16 people in Bangkok's central shopping district on Monday night, the deadliest attack in the Thai capital in recent memory. The blast during rush hour left body parts scattered on the roadways and sidewalks in Ratchaprasong intersection, which is surrounded by shopping malls, luxury hotels and the Erawan Hindu shrine frequented by tourists and locals. Thailand's military government blamed miscreants who wanted to destroy the tourist- reliant economy." (08/17/15)

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Pakistan: Military court sentences six to death in school massacre

August 14, 2015
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Firstpost [India]    

"A secret military court in Pakistan sentenced six men to death after convicting them of involvement in the Taliban massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in Peshawar, the military said on Thursday. The sentences are the first known convictions for the December massacre in the northwestern city after parliament in January approved military courts to try accused militants. The government argued civilians were afraid to convict them." (08/14/15)

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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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August 1945: Let’s talk about terrorism

August 5, 2015
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Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Institute for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"Terrorism, per WordNet, is 'the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature.' The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings meet that definition in spades. US president Harry S. Truman ordered, consciously and with premeditation, the murder of somewhere between 100,000 and 250,000 civilians in pursuit of his political goal of unconditional Japanese surrender." (08/04/15)

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and My Lai were war crimes

August 4, 2015
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Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"How were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki different from Calley's massacre of civilians in Vietnam? They weren't different at all. Calley targeted innocent civilians at My Lai. Truman and his bombers targeted innocent civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And the fact that Calley was an Army infantryman while the bombers were Air Force personnel is a distinction without a difference when it comes to war crimes. Did the atomic bombings save the lives of U.S. soldiers by shortening the war? Undoubtedly (although many historians have persuasively shown that Japan was ready to surrender anyway), but that still does not operate as a legal or moral justification for targeting innocent civilians." (08/03/15)

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There is no such thing as a child terrorist

July 27, 2015
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spiked spiked
by Luke Gittos  

"The idea that we have seen the 'rise of the child terrorist' is absurd. It is important to restate what should be clear to any civilised society: there is no such thing as a child terrorist. It is a contradiction in terms. The word 'terrorist' implies that a person's actions are deployed in pursuit of a particular political aim. Can we really say that this boy from north-west England, who was still in school, sent these messages in pursuit of a political aim? Can we really say that the five-year-old children in those training videos carried the same convictions as the people who put the guns in their hands? No. These children have been shaped and moulded by the adult worlds around them." (07/27/15)

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The terrorism pretext: Mass surveillance is about money and power

July 20, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Bill Blunden  

"For years public figures have condemned cyber espionage committed against the United States by intruders launching their attacks out of China. These same officials then turn around and justify America's far-reaching surveillance apparatus in terms of preventing terrorist attacks. Yet classified documents published by WikiLeaks reveal just how empty these talking points are. Specifically, top-secret intercepts prove that economic spying by the United States is pervasive, that not even allies are safe, and that it's wielded to benefit powerful corporate interests." (07/20/15)

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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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Niger: At least 40 killed in Boko Haram attack

June 18, 2015
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 40 civilians were killed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Niger's far eastern localities of Lamana and Ingoumaoua, near the Nigerian border, a private radio has reported. According to 'Anfani' radio station, some people were shot at, while others were grouped into different houses by the Islamist sect's members who later set the houses on fire, Xinhua news agency reported." (06/18/15)

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Chad: Suicide attacks kill many in N’Djamena

June 16, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 23 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in suicide attacks in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, officials say. Attackers on motorcycles blew themselves up outside two police buildings, say witnesses. A government minister blamed Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram in an address on state TV, Reuters news agency reports." (06/15/15)

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Nigeria: Two dead in suicide attack

June 8, 2015
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"A female suicide bomber killed two people and injured four others in northeast Nigeria, while two people were injured when a bomb exploded near a military checkpoint, police said on Sunday. ... four other people were injured in the attack, which was the sixth in northeast Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria's new president on May 29." (06/07/15)

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