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Egypt troops killed 14 militants after Sinai massacre

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Comments Off

Egyptian authorities say security forces have killed at least 14 Islamic militants in Sinai and an adjacent Suez Canal province following the massacre at a village mosque in the northern part of the peninsula last week that killed 305 people.

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Trump, Macron discuss Syria

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

President Donald Trump spoke Monday with President Emmanuel Macron of France to discuss the Syrian issue, the White House announced. “The presidents agreed on the importance of the United Nations-based Geneva Process as the only legitimate forum for achieving a political solution in Syria,” the announcement said.

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Iraqi troops uncover Islamic State arms depot in Anbar

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi troops found on Monday an Islamic State arms depot in Hit city in Anbar Province, Al-Ghad Press quoted military media saying. “Military intelligence officers from the 39th brigade have found an underground IS arms depot at al- Bakr district in Hit city in Anbar,” the Directorate of General Military Intelligence said in a statement […]

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Iraqi forces clear ISIS hideouts in Northern Nineveh

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi forces have cleared roughly five square kilometers of territory in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province of ISIS, an Iraqi police source said Monday. “For the fourth day in a row, joint forces from the army, police and Hashd al-Shaabi are carrying out military operations in Nineveh’s desert region,” Police Brigadier-General Jawad al-Alusi said.

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Iraq to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait in 2018

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

Iraq is to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait at the start of 2018, in UN-endorsed compensation for Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of the emirate, the president’s office announced Friday. It said the two countries had agreed during a visit to Kuwait City by President Fuad Masum on Monday for Iraq “to resume payment of […]

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Egypt vows ‘brutal’ response to mosque attackers

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

An angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged to respond with “brutal force” against militants who massacred at least 235 people at a mosque during weekly prayers on Friday. “The army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period,” he also said in a televised […]

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Egypt mosque attack death toll rises to 305

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

he death toll from an attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai rose to 305 including 27 children, the state prosecution said Saturday in a statement detailing the gruesome massacre. It said there were between 25 and 30 attackers with long hair and beards, dressed in camouflage and flying a black banner with the Muslim […]

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US airstrikes IS group in northeastern Somalia

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in northeastern Somalia that killed one extremist. The statement from the US Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out on Monday afternoon in coordination with Somalia’s government.

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Mali delays December regional election until April 2018

Monday, November 27, 2017 Comments Off

Mali has delayed regional elections due next month until April 2018 in order to address dissatisfaction with the timing from powerful armed groups, the government said on Monday. Tieman Hubert Coulibaly, minister for territorial administration, met former rebel groups and pro-government factions who registered “concerns” over the vote’s timing, a government statement said.

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Iraq to declare final victory over Daesh after desert campaign

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi said on Tuesday the Daesh extremist group had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after Daesh militants were routed in the desert. Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Daesh control, signalling the collapse […]

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US sees no need to appoint special envoy on Iraq-Kurdistan crisis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

The United States has said there was no need to appoint a special envoy to resolve the crisis between Iraq and Kurdistan Region, saying that such a dispute could be resolved “internally”. “We certainly heard about that idea to appoint a special envoy. We believe at this point that this is an issue that can […]

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Iraq PM: IS defeated from a military perspective

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

Iraq’s prime minister has announced the defeat of ISIL “from a military perspective” but says he will only declare final victory once security forces have eliminated the extremists from the desert. Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIL’s control, was captured by Iraqi forces on Friday, signalling the collapse of the group in Iraq after […]

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Egypt security forces kills four militants in Sinai

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

The Egyptian Second Field Army – who are assigned with the task of securing North Sinai and Ismailia from an extremist insurgency – killed four militants on Tuesday during operations against the Islamic State group. A statement released by the military’s official spokesperson said the operation resulted in the destruction of a large amount of […]

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Algeria condemns terrorist bombings in Nigeria

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

Algeria on Thursday condemned the terrorist bombings which hit the city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, killing more than 12 civilians. “Our conviction is consistent that this terrorist attack, especially those targeting civilian population, will not discourage Nigeria’s government, army and security forces to eradicate the

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US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Comments Off

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Short Unofficial Video Threatening London Circulated On Pro-ISIS Telegram Channels On November 15, 2017, a 33-second video clip was circulated on various pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels. The clip featured scenes of London landmarks Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye being blown to pieces in a massive bomb attack. Pro-ISIS […]

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US to support Eastern Europe against Russian aggression

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

The U.S. Senate is about to offer support to the Baltic States and Eastern Europe, specifically Ukraine, in order to deter the Russian aggression. Respective mentions may be found in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The law offers to assign money for that purpose; in the particular case with Ukraine, it […]

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Iraq retakes Rawa, last Daesh town in the country

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Daesh control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed territory. Rawa’s capture marks the end of Daesh’s era of territorial rule over a so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.

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Syria retakes Albu Kamal stronghold from Daesh

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

yria’s army and loyalist militiamen Sunday ousted the Daesh group from its last urban stronghold in the country as regime strikes claimed more lives in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus. The army said it had taken full control of Albu Kamal in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, which has changed hands several times.

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Algerian army seizes batch of weapons on border with Mali

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

The Algerian army on Thursday discovered a large batch of weapons on the border with Mali, a statement from the defense ministry said. The arms were hidden in a bunch in the locality of Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the southernmost province of Adrar, according to the statement.

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Libya carries out operations in north region against IS

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

Libyan army units on Saturday carried out extensive sweeps in the region known as the “oil crescent” in north Libya to monitor movements of IS members, according to a military source. “Patrols of army units are securing desert areas of the oil crescent region, in search of IS fighters,” an army officer said.

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EU sets mid-December to Libyan parliament to amend political agreement

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) and some other major European countries have set mid-December as a deadline for the Libyan eastern-based parliament to amend the political agreement on ending the country’s political crises, a parliament member said.

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UN to send 900 more peacekeepers to CAR

Monday, November 20, 2017 Comments Off

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday to send an additional 900 peacekeepers to a UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). “The Council decided to increase the Mission’s troop limit by 900 military personnel, resulting in an authorized troop ceiling of 11,650 military personnel, including 480 military observers and military staff […]

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Iraqi troops block IS attack west of Anbar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Security forces have repulsed an attack by Islamic State militants in western Anbar. Army troops repelled an IS attack in al-Jazeera region, located between Annah and Rawa towns. Thirteen villages were freed, while forty-five IS members and two suicide bombers were killed in three days, according to a statement issued earlier by the War Media […]

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US coalition says Daesh has lost 95% of territory

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

The Daesh militant group has lost 95 per cent of the cross-border territory it declared three years ago in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition fighting it has said. “Since our coalition was formed in 2014, Daesh has lost 95 per cent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria,” Washington’s envoy to […]

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Trump calls on UN to extend probe on chemical weapons in Syria

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to vote to renew a join investigative panel looking into possible chemical weapon attack by the Syrian regime, despite Russia’s veto threat. “Need all on the UN Security Council to vote to renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for Syria to ensure that Assad […]

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Libya air strikes kill dozens of IS members in Sirte

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Libya’s Air Force on Wednesday carried out air raids on Islamic State (IS) sites near the city of Sirte, killing dozens of militants and destroying all of their equipments, according to a military source. “The air force carried out four raids targeting sites near the desert road leading to the town of Harawa, east of […]

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Algeria counter-terrorism troops arrest 4 in Batna province

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Algerian counter-terrorism troops arrested on Sunday four individuals suspected of providing support to terrorists in the province of Batna, 400 km southeast of Algiers, Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The source specified that the four suspects were arrested after the exploitation of accurate intelligence by counter-terrorism troops.

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Tunisian-Algerian-Egyptian to hold meeting on Libya

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaïes Jhinaoui will participate in a tripartite consultation meeting on Libya to be attended by the Foreign Ministers of Libya, Algeria and Egypt on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting will examine the steps to take to implement the initiative of […]

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French President to visit Algeria

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Algeria on Dec. 6. The visit was decided following consultations between Algerian and French competent institutions. Macron was set to visit Algeria in September, but his visit was postponed to anther date.

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Egyptian army arrets 74 militants, kills 3 in Sinai

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Egypt’s armed forces said on Thursday that they have killed three “high-level” suspected militants and arrested 74 others in sweeps in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula in recent days. Five four-wheel-drive vehicles and four bomb-making workshops were destroyed in the raids, as well as ammunition and fuel stocks, military spokesman Col. Tamer el-Rifai said. Security […]

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Iraqi paramilitary troops repulse IS attack in Diyala

Friday, November 10, 2017 Comments Off

The pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an Islamic State attack against a security checkpoint in Diyala, a security source said on Thursday. “Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] managed to repel an attack launched by IS to target a checkpoint in al-Bou Eissa village, north of Udhaim, in Diyala,” the source told Baghdad Today.

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British FM calls on US to “keep pressure on Russia”

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Comments Off

Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged the United State to “keep the pressure on Russia” over its involvement in Syria and Ukraine ahead of possible US-Russia talks. Johnson, on an unexpected visit to Washington this week, praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s efforts in drawing Russia for talks on the Middle East and […]

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Pence, Turkish PM discuss Middle East situation

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Comments Off

Vice President Mike Pence met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday “to reaffirm the enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Turkey,” the Office of the Vice President announced. The two “expressed hope that their meeting would help to usher in a new chapter in US-Turkey relations, and agreed on the need […]

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Syria announces victory over Daesh

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Comments Off

Syria’s army declared victory over Daesh on Thursday, saying its capture of the militants’ last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region. The army and its allies are still fighting Daesh in desert areas near Albu Kamal, the last town the militant group had held in Syria, near the […]

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