27 Jul 2016

Fierce fighting rages in Libya

“The Libyan National Army has been carrying out air strikes on areas of Benghazi under the control of the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, including the city’s Ganfouda district.” Source: Fierce fighting rages in Libya – Al Jazeera English

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27 Jul 2016

Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’ 

Afghanistan’s military says it has killed more than 120 suspected militants, including a founder of so-called Islamic State’s faction in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Saad Emarati was one of the founders of the IS group’s Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, and led several attacks against the Taliban and the government. Source: Key Islamic State leader

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27 Jul 2016

Shabab Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 12 in Somalia’s Capital

Suicide bombers from the Shabab militant group killed at least 12 people in Somalia on Tuesday morning, staging attacks near the airport and bases for the United Nations and African Union in the capital, Mogadishu, officials said. Source: Shabab Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 12 in Somalia’s Capital

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27 Jul 2016

Mali arrests leader of Islamist group linked to deadly attack on troops

Malian forces arrested a regional leader of Islamist group Ansar Dine in central Mali on Tuesday, after it claimed an attack in the region that killed 17 soldiers, the army spokesman said. Source: Mali arrests leader of Islamist group linked to deadly attack on troops

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27 Jul 2016

North Korea says decision on nuclear test depends on U.S.

North Korea’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that whether it conducted another nuclear test depended on the behavior of the United States, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Source: North Korea says decision on nuclear test depends on U.S.: Yonhap

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27 Jul 2016

Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens of others at a facility for disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan’s worst mass killing in decades. Source: Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

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27 Jul 2016

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday. Source: Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

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27 Jul 2016

Thai activists charged over ‘military torture’ report 

Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south. Source: Thai activists charged over ‘military torture’ report – BBC News

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26 Jul 2016

Bangladesh police kill nine suspected militants in raid 

Bangladesh police kill nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in the capital Dhaka, officials say. Police were searching the residential area of Kallyanpur when they were attacked by handmade bombs. Bangladesh has seen a string of deadly attacks on secular writers, bloggers, and member of religious minorities. Source: Bangladesh police

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26 Jul 2016

As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq Prepare for Grinding Insurgency

The Islamic State’s latest suicide attack in Baghdad, which killed nearly 330 people, foreshadows a long and bloody insurgency, according to American diplomats and commanders, as the group reverts to its guerrilla roots because its territory is shrinking in Iraq and Syria Source: As ISIS Loosens Grip, U.S. and Iraq

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