The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June
GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.
At least 3 people are killed and 19 others wounded
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Mar. 2, 2016) — Gunfire and an explosion echoed Wednesday, March 2, as militants attacked India’s consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 3 people in the latest in a string of assaults on Indian installations in the country.
The Syrian state broadcaster says a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 and wounding dozens
DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — At least 30 people were killed Sunday, February 21, in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of Syria’s capital, state television and a monitor said.
The United Nations confirms at least 5 fatalities, while residents give a higher death toll
JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 18, 2016) — Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base, killing at least 5 people, the UN said Thursday, February 18, the latest in a string of atrocities in the war-torn nation.
Authorities say Muslim rebels booby-trapped a highway to target military convoys, but it detonated when a van with 6 civilians drove through it late Tuesday
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — Three civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Maguindanao where the army and Muslim rebels have engaged in sporadic fighting for days, police said Wednesday, February 17.
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.
One in every 4 casualties in 2015 was a child, says the United Nations
KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 14, 2016) — The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, February 14, with children paying a particularly heavy price.
The Turkish strikes would likely involve artillery fire from tanks
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 14, 2016) — The United States pressed Turkey on Saturday, February 13, to halt military strikes on Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, as Ankara weighs a joint ground assault with Saudi troops.
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.