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Infighting near Damascus kills 169 – monitor

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Some 156 fighters are killed in the clashes, 67 from the Army of Islam and the rest from Fateh al-Sham and allied forces. The fighting also kills 13 civilians, including two children, and wounded dozens

BEIRUT, Lebanon (May 5, 2017) — A week of infighting killed nearly 169 people in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital Damascus before calm returned on Friday, May 5, a monitor said. Continue reading Infighting near Damascus kills 169 – monitor

Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

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PATROL. Manbij Military Council forces, part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), drive a humvee as they patrol the surrounding roads of in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on March 3, 2017. Delil Souleiman/AFP

Most of the fleeing civilians have gone to areas around Manbij, under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 5, 2017) — Tens of thousands of Syrian civilians have fled advancing Russian-backed regime forces fighting Islamic State (IS or ISIS) group jihadists in the north over the past week, a monitoring group said on Saturday, March 4. Continue reading Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

Names of 22,000 ISIS members leaked to news channel

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In this file photo, the Sky News logo is pictured on the outside of a Sky television building in Osterley, London, Britain on March 3, 2011. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
UK’s Sky News reports that a disillusioned former member had handed over the documents on a memory stick that had been stolen from the head of the group’s internal security police

LONDON, United Kingdom (Mar. 10, 2016) — Tens of thousands of documents containing the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of jihadist who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) group have been given to the UK’s Sky News, the broadcaster said Wednesday, March 9.

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6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

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PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP
The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali’s sprawling arid north, where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012

BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 13, 2016) — Six UN peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded on Friday, February 12 when suspected Islamists attacked their base in northern Mali, officials said, while 3 Continue reading 6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Philippines concerned over ’emerging’ terror threat

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BOMB EXPLOSION. A general view shows a police cordon sealing off the scene of a bomb blast in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Roni Bintang/EPA
‘Our security forces are well aware of the emerging threat and have been conducting operations to prevent terror acts anywhere in the country,’ says a joint Philippine military and police statement after the Jakarta attacks

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — Philippine security forces expressed concern over an “emerging threat” of terrorism, after suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital on Thursday, January 14.

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