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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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ISIS expanding in Libya, fueling arms race

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ISIS IN LIBYA. A view shows damage at the scene after an airstrike by US warplanes against a jihadist training camp in Sabratha, Libya, February 19, 2016. File photo by EPA
ISIS jihadists have cemented their hold on the coastal city of Sirte, wiping out opposition and the group is ‘currently the most significant political and military actor in the region’

UNITED NATIONS (Mar. 11, 2016) — The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country’s warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.

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Over 50 dead as Tunisia foils ’emirate’ bid on Libya border

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It is the second deadly attack in the Tunisia-Libya border area in less than a week

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (Mar. 7, 2016) — Tunisian forces repelled a jihadist assault Monday, March 7, on a town near the Libyan border, killing 36 assailants in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an Islamic emirate.

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ISIS truck bomb kills 47 south of Baghdad

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ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK. Iraqi emergency responders inspect debris at the site of a truck bomb that exploded at a crowded checkpoint, in the Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad on March 6, 2016. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the deadly attack on a crowded checkpoint

HILLA, Iraq (Mar. 7, 2016) — A suicide truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 47 people at a crowded checkpoint south of Baghdad Sunday, March 6, the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year.

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Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat

LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.

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ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

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ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.
The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is ‘growing stronger and expanding,’ say analysts

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 3, 2016) — Militants fighting in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch) group are escalating attacks in the southern Philippines, analysts said, deepening fears for the volatile region after its main Muslim rebel group failed to seal a peace pact.

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Yazidi women, girls seek healing in Germany after ISIS ‘hell’

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DISPLACED. A general view of the Yazidi refugee camp near the Iraqi border crossing of Zakho, August 18, 2014. File photo by EPA
One girl, an 8-year-old, was raped ‘hundreds of times’ by Islamic State jihadists

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 29, 2016) — One 8-year-old was repeatedly sold and raped, while another girl set herself on fire to make herself less attractive to her jihadist captors.

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Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

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HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO
Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was ‘one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 29, 2016) — Prosecutors Tuesday, March 1, will unveil charges against an alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of Continue reading Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

Greece arrests 3 armed Britons at Turkish border

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The arrested men are believed to have links to terrorism and arms trafficking

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Feb. 14, 2016) — Greek police said Sunday, February 14, they had arrested 3 heavily armed Britons near the border with Turkey where they were suspected of heading to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.

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Turkey, Saudi could launch Syria ground operation

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in the Foreign Ministry building in Budapest, Hungary, February 9, 2016. File photo by Janos Marjai/EPA
The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 13, 2016) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday, February 13, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists.

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