21 Aug 2017

Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire

“African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said Saturday.” Source: Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire

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21 Aug 2017

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police

“Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others.” Source: Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police –

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21 Aug 2017

Gunman killed after wounding judge in ambush outside Ohio courthouse

“A gunman shot and wounded a judge in an ambush outside an Ohio courthouse on Monday before the assailant was fatally shot by a probation officer, authorities and local media said.” Source: Gunman killed after wounding judge in ambush outside Ohio courthouse

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21 Aug 2017

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

“An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said.” Source: Exclusive: Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving

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21 Aug 2017

U.S. drone crashes in southeast Turkey: air base statement

“A U.S. drone crashed in southeast Turkey on Monday and the cause of the crash was being investigated, according to a statement on the website of the Incirlik air base in Turkey.” Source: U.S. drone crashes in southeast Turkey: air base statement

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21 Aug 2017

Europe wary of security infrastructure despite vehicle attacks

“Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plow into pedestrians like last week’s attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout.” Source: Europe wary of security infrastructure despite vehicle attacks

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21 Aug 2017

Hezbollah uses drones against Islamic State in Syria: Hezbollah-run media

“Lebanon’s Hezbollah used drones to strike Islamic State in Syria close to the border with Lebanon, a military media unit it runs said on Monday, their first public declaration that they had used such a weapon.” Source: Hezbollah uses drones against Islamic State in Syria: Hezbollah-run media

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21 Aug 2017

Spanish police arrest main Barcelona van attack suspect

“The main suspect in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people last week, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, was arrested on Monday in Sant Sadurni de Noya, west of Barcelona, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said.” Source: Spanish police arrest main Barcelona van attack suspect: La vanguardia

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21 Aug 2017

South Sudan grounds U.N. planes in airport row

“South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, the government said on Monday.” Source: South Sudan grounds U.N. planes in airport row

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21 Aug 2017

North says U.S.-South Korean computer-simulated drills are step to nuclear war

“South Korean and U.S. forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tension over North Korea’s weapons programs, while a report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports is likely to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions.” Source: North says U.S.-South Korean computer-simulated drills are step to nuclear

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