Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilizing the area after almost seven years of civil war.

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Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt’s embattled Christian minority.

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More than 40 dead in ISIS-claimed attack targeting Shiites in Kabul

More than 40 dead in ISIS-claimed attack targeting Shiites in Kabul

More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide blast targeting Shiites in Kabul Thursday, officials said, with chaotic scenes at the city’s hospitals as anguished families sought loved ones.

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Amnesty International accuses military of carrying out abuses in Marawi

Amnesty International accuses military of carrying out abuses in Marawi

Abuses and violations of international humanitarian law were not only committed by the ISIS-linked Maute terrorist group but also by government security forces during the five-month siege in Marawi City, the Amnesty International reported.

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Lanao Lake yields Maute assault weapons

Lanao Lake yields Maute assault weapons

Government troops recovered from Lanao Lake 30 high-powered firearms believed to have been used by ISIS-linked Maute terrorists in their siege of Marawi City, the military said Monday. Soldiers found the weapons while conducting clearing operations in Lake Lanao near the Bandaringin Mosque in Barangay Marinaut on Sunday, Joint Task Force Ranao deputy commander Col. […]

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‘IS recruiter’ Hamidon claims: I was ‘cajoled and seduced’ to commit crime

The woman accused of using social media to spread extremism and recruit Islamic State (IS) fighters sought the dismissal of rebellion and inciting to rebellion complaint against her, arguing she was instigated by intelligence agents to committing crime.

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