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Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

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THE MOSUL OFFENSIVE. Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen near Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on October 29, 2016. File photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Tough close-quarters fighting in heavily-populated areas of Mosul is still ahead, and ISIS also holds territory in other parts of Iraq, as well as in neighboring Syria

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Apr. 16, 2017) — Iraqi forces made major gains in the 6 months since launching the operation to retake Mosul, but the battle for Iraq’s second city and the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) group are far from over. Continue reading Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

Kabul suicide bombing kills 5

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ISIS claims the attack through its propaganda agency Amaq. It says the bomber had targeted a checkpoint outside the Afghan presidential palace

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 12, 2017) — At least 5 people were killed on Wednesday, April 12, when a suicide bomber on foot struck near the Afghan defense ministry in Kabul, officials said, in an attack that was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Continue reading Kabul suicide bombing kills 5

Suicide bombings kill 18 in cities north of Baghdad

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There is still no immediate claim of responsibility of the attacks which killed at least 18 and wounded more than 30

KIRKUK, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2016) — Suicide bombings killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 30 in two cities north of Baghdad on Sunday, November 6, officials said.  Continue reading Suicide bombings kill 18 in cities north of Baghdad

ISIS kills US service member in northern Iraq attack

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The service member is at least the third killed by enemy fire in Iraq since ISIS overran swathes of the country in 2014

BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 3, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday, May 3. and killed an American servicemember deployed as part of the US-led coalition against ISIS. Continue reading ISIS kills US service member in northern Iraq attack

Rare ISIS bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

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ISIS ATTACK. Iraqis look at the damage following twin suicide bombings in Samawa, May 1, 2016. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

In a statement on social media, the Islamic State says two attackers detonated their car bombs against security forces

NAJAF, Iraq (May 1, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group carried out rare attacks in Iraq’s deep Shiite south Sunday, May 1, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa. Continue reading Rare ISIS bombings in southern Iraq kill 33

ISIS claims killing of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

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CASUALTY. The body of Bangladeshi activist Xulhaz Mannan lies in a morgue at a hospital in Dhaka on April 26, 2016. Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death on April 25, at an apartment in Bangladesh’s capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Photo by AFP

ISIS claims responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation

TANGAIL, Bangladesh (May 1, 2016) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh on Saturday, according to a US-based monitoring group, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Continue reading ISIS claims killing of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

Headless cadaver found in Sulu

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It’s found two days after the beheading of a Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 27, 2016) — Locals found a headless cadaver of a Caucasian on Wednesday, April 27, in a village in Talipao, Sulu, the same province where Abu Sayyaf kidnappers beheaded a Canadian two days ago.  Continue reading Headless cadaver found in Sulu

22 foreign hostages in Sulu waiting to be freed

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They include 14 Indonesians and 4 Malaysians

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — The beheading of a Canadian hostage in Sulu on Monday, April 25, was a grisly reminder of the state of lawlessness in the province, where at least 22 foreign hostages are held captive by the Abu Sayyaf.  Continue reading 22 foreign hostages in Sulu waiting to be freed

Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage

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KIDNAPPED IN 2015. John Ridsdel, right, is beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf on April 25 after ransom talks failed. He was one of 3 foreigners kidnapped on Samal Island in Davao in September 2015. Left photo is fellow Canadian Robert Hall and middle is Norweigan Kjartan Sekkingstad. Photos from the PNP

Police and military forces vow to ‘bring the criminals to justice,’ following the beheading of one of two Canadians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in September 2015

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded a Canadian hostage, sparking fears for more than 20 others they are holding on remote islands, with security forces vowing Tuesday, April 26, to hunt down the kidnappers.  Continue reading Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage

Suicide bomber kills 4 Yemen troops near Aden airport

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Yemeni loyalist forces gather at the scene of a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden on April 17, 2016. Saleh al-Obeidi / AFP
‘A suicide bomber driving a bomb-laden vehicle blew himself up on Sunday upon arrival at a checkpoint near Aden airport’

ADEN, Yemen (Apr. 17, 2016) – Four Yemeni soldiers were killed Sunday, April 17, in a suicide attack on a checkpoint near the international airport in second city Aden, home to a growing jihadist presence, a security official said.

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