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43 IS militants killed planning attack on Iraqi troops

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Comments Off on 43 IS militants killed planning attack on Iraqi troops

Pro-government fighters of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi thwarted on Wednesday a planned attack by Islamic State militants on security forces in a village on the Iraqi-Syrian border, leaving 43 terrorists dead and wounded.

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UK minister: US withdrawal should not affect northeast Syria

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Comments Off on UK minister: US withdrawal should not affect northeast Syria

UK Middle East Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, said the withdrawal of American troops from Syria should not affect the fight against the Islamic State, nor result in Turkish incursions against Syrian Kurds.

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Turkey deploys tanks at border with Syria

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey deploys tanks at border with Syria

The Turkish military deployed tanks and armored vehicles to the border province of Hatay on Jan. 13, as Turkey continues its preparations for a planned military operation in the east of River Euphrates in Syria against ISIL and the YPG, which it sees as the Syrian branch of the PKK.

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Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria over phone

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria over phone

In their third phone call to discuss the Syria situation and impending plans for US withdrawal, US president Donald Trump discussed with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday a framework that would protect Syrian Kurds while preserving Turkey’s security.

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Canada ends NATO deployment for 2018 in Romania

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Canada ends NATO deployment for 2018 in Romania

Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF) has completed its four-month deployment with NATO’s enhanced Air Policing in Romania, according to the Canadian Ministry of National Defense Thursday. ATF-Romania is composed of approximately 135 Canadian Armed Forces personnel and five CF-18 Hornets.

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Moldova expects support from Romania during its presidency of the Council of the EU

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Moldova expects support from Romania during its presidency of the Council of the EU

Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip hopes that Romania within its presidency of the Council of the EU will support the European integration processes of the Eastern Partnership countries, including Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia.

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Pompeo says US committed to fighting Daesh

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Pompeo says US committed to fighting Daesh

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reassure Iraqi officials on Wednesday that Washington remained committed to fighting the Daesh group, as he tours regional allies troubled by US plans to withdraw from Syria. Pompeo’s unannounced visit comes less than two weeks after President Donald Trump drew criticism for failing to meet a single […]

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Iraqi troops seize three Islamic State hideouts in Anbar

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi troops seize three Islamic State hideouts in Anbar

Iraqi security forces seized on Monday three hotbeds of Islamic State group during a security campaign in Anbar province, a security source said. “A security force from al-Jazeera Operations Command, backed by fighters of the Tribal Mobilization Forces, carried out a security campaign in northwestern Anbar, during

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Iraqi FM meets senior NATO official on developing bilateral relations

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi FM meets senior NATO official on developing bilateral relations

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed al-Hakim has reiterated his country’s keenness on maintaining relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over the coming period. The top Iraqi diplomat made the remarks Sunday during a meeting with NATO Assistant Secretary General John Manza at the ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad, his media office said in […]

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UK Defense Secretary praises Syria’s Kurds, wants them included in peace talks

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on UK Defense Secretary praises Syria’s Kurds, wants them included in peace talks

The United Kingdom owes its gratitude to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who should be included in a long-lasting peace effort in Syria, UK Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson said on Monday.

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France to loan 1 billion euro to Iraq for reconstruction

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on France to loan 1 billion euro to Iraq for reconstruction

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a statement to reporters after meeting his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim in Baghdad. France has agreed to loan Iraq 1 billion euros to help reconstruction of areas devastated by conflict in recent years, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. Le Drian made a statement to reporters […]

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US officially begins withdrawal process from Syria

Monday, January 14, 2019 Comments Off on US officially begins withdrawal process from Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump stated that the process of the withdrawal of the American military contingent from Syria has officially begun, as he reported on Twitter. “Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little

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French President Macron to visit Egypt

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Comments Off on French President Macron to visit Egypt

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt “in the coming weeks,” French ambassador to Cairo Stephane Roumtier said on Tuesday. The upcoming visit is expected to boost the number of French tourists in the country, Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted Roumtier as saying.

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Iraqi troops kill senior Islamic State leader, arrest 17 others in Mosul

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi troops kill senior Islamic State leader, arrest 17 others in Mosul

Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday a senior Islamic State leader and arrested 17 others during a security campaign in Nineveh province. “Troops of the Nineveh Operations Command launched a wide-scale security campaign in Badush district, northeast of Mosul, managing to kill a senior Islamic State leader,” Major Azad Fouad told

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Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

The Malian prime minister on Sunday announced a boost to anti-militant operations alongside a programme to disarm and reintegrate militias in the centre of the troubled country. Without specifying the amount of investment, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said defence and security forces in the region would be “strengthened,” including the development of river patrols.

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Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Egyptian ambassador to Algeria, Iman Mishrfa considered developments in Libya very much relevant to Egypt and Algeria security. In an interview with Asharq Alawsat newspaper, he explained that

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Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghasan Salama is visiting Algeria on Monday. Algerian Foreign Ministry said the 2 day visit was part of consultations between the UN and Algeria over the situation in Libya. Salama was expected to meet Algerian Foreign Minister Abdul Gader Msahel, the Ministry said in a statement, […]

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US warship visits Romania’s Constanta port

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on US warship visits Romania’s Constanta port

Amphibious warship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) pulled into Romanian port Constanta on Monday, in the first Black Sea visit by a U.S. Navy ship since Russian forces seized a trio of Ukrainian naval vessels in the region.

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shaabab extremist group. The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Wednesday near Dheerow Sanle to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network.”

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Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Egyptian police killed 40 suspects in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. Thirty alleged “terrorists” were killed in separate raids in Giza governorate, home to Egypt’s famed

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Iraqi forces capture Islamic State cell operating in Kirkuk

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi forces capture Islamic State cell operating in Kirkuk

The Iraqi military announced that its forces arrested a cell of Islamic State (IS) militants following raids in multiple different locations in the disputed province of Kirkuk. “Field detachments of the Directorate General of Intelligence and Security, in coordination with the 1st Special Forces Regiment, Operations Department, managed to arrest a group belonging to terrorist […]

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UK hit ISIS with 10 airstrikes during Christmas period

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on UK hit ISIS with 10 airstrikes during Christmas period

Over the Christmas period the UK attacked ISIS with ten airstrikes in south east Syria and Iraq in an effort to crush the crush the terrorist group in the slithers of territory it controls. The assaults were carried out by a mixture of fighter jets and drones.

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EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

The European Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.

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African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met on Saturday in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency said. The summit meeting, grouping Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin and the Central African Republic, is a follow-up to a November gathering in Chad called to tackle a surge […]

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels. In a statement issued on Monday, the US military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on […]

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Against Backdrop Of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron’s Troubles

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Against Backdrop Of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron’s Troubles

In recent days, against the backdrop of the Yellow Vest civil unrest in France protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a green tax on fuel effective January 1, 2019, Egyptian media affiliated with the regime of Egyptian President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi have begun to claim that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is involved in the protests, […]

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Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sirraj, has met with the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to discuss security, illegal immigration, economic and other issues of mutual concern, the PC’s media office reported Tuesday.

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NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

NATO is prepared to help Libya rebuild its security and military institutions, the alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said in a meeting Tuesday with the Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj in Brussels.

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Anti-Daesh coalition meeting held in Canada

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Anti-Daesh coalition meeting held in Canada

Thirteen countries from an international coalition to defeat Daesh met Thursday to declare they have taken back more than 99 percent of the territory once held by the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Sajjan, who co-hosted the meeting in Ottawa, issued a joint statement […]

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Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Three Islamic State militants were killed Saturday in an air raid by the Iraqi Air Force on a terrorist hotbed in Anbar, a security source from the province’s operations command was quoted as saying. Speaking to the privately-owned Almaalomah news agency, the source pointed out that Iraqi warplanes targeted three Islamic State militants riding two […]

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US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Somali commandos backed by US forces raided two al-Shabaab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials said on Wednesday. The officials also said two US airstrikes in the area during the overnight raid destroyed an explosives-laden minibus that was prepared for a complex attack on an […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: Internal ISIS Document Sheds Light On Aid Hamas Gave To ISIS In Sinai A recently-revealed document concerned with religious doctrine penned by an eminent ISIS cleric provides further evidence that the military wing of Hamas has provided significant aid to the ISIS branch in Sinai, Sinai Province. The short document also sheds light on […]

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Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved

Only three months ago Turkey and its NATO ally the United States had too many issues about which to disagree: They had major divergences over Syria; they had different views on Turkey’s plans to deploy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system on NATO soil; they had mutual sanctions on top government officials due to Turkey’s […]

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Russia Attacks, Seizes 3 Ukrainian Navy Vessels

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Russia Attacks, Seizes 3 Ukrainian Navy Vessels

Russia fired on two Ukrainian naval ships and rammed a third vessel in the Black Sea Sunday, accusing the Ukrainians of illegally entering what it claims as its territorial waters. Ukrainian officials say at least six sailors were wounded and denies doing anything wrong – accusing Russia of engaging in military aggression.

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US-backed forces resume anti-Daesh assault

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off on US-backed forces resume anti-Daesh assault

A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-Daesh coalition said on Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Daesh group in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance, had announced it was suspending its operation on Oct.31 after Turkey shelled Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria.

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