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ISIS Weekly Claims Attack On U.S. Troops In Syria
A report in Issue 137 of ISIS’s weekly Al-Naba’, circulated online on June 29, 2018, claims that on June 20 ISIS fighters targeted a U.S. military Humvee on a main road in the town of Al-Hasakah with a large IED, killing three U.S. troops.
Taliban Reports Killing Five U.S. Soldiers With Car Bomb In Afghanistan
On July 2, 2018, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a VBIED attack on a convoy of U.S. troops near the Khadar military base in Logar province, Afghanistan.
Veteran Al-Qaeda Figures In Syria To Its Operatives In Daraa: Fight To The Death
As tough battles raged in late June 2018, between the regime forces and its allies and the rebel factions in the Daraa area in southern Syria, two veteran Al-Qaeda (AQ) figures in Syria – Iyad Al-Tubassi aka Abu Julaybib and Bilal Kharissat aka Abu Khadija – published a letter to the organization’s operatives in which they urged them to fight to the death and not to sign any agreements to surrender to the regime.
Al-Qaeda In Mali (GSIM) Claims Responsibility For Two Attacks: One On International And One On French Troops
On June 30, 2018, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization Jama’at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen (The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims – GSIM) released a statement claiming responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Group in the central Malian city of Sevare (by memri org).

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