03 Jul 2015

Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured

“Two explosions rocked Colombia’s capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people. The blasts took place outside the offices of the Porvenir pension fund management company, according to CNN affiliate Cablenoticias. “ Source: Blasts rock Colombian capital; 8 injured – CNN.com

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03 Jul 2015

Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike

“The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group.” Source: Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike | Reuters

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03 Jul 2015

Saudi-led planes attack Yemen capital, six reported killed

“Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed targets in the Yemeni capital on Friday, residents said, and sources in the country’s dominant Houthi militia reported at least six people including a woman and child were killed.” Source: Saudi-led planes attack Yemen capital, six reported killed | Reuters

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02 Jul 2015

Jihadist Attacks on Egypt Grow Fiercer

“Two years after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led a military takeover promising to restore order and security in Egypt, he faces a rising jihadist insurgency that has shaken the stability of this most populous Arab state, a key ally of the United States.” Source: Jihadist Attacks on Egypt Grow Fiercer

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02 Jul 2015

Afghanistan and Pakistan Trade Fire in Deadly Border Clash

“Afghan and Pakistani troops traded weapons fire in a deadly overnight border clash on Tuesday, imperiling a monthslong effort to improve ties between Islamabad and Kabul.” Source: Afghanistan and Pakistan Trade Fire in Deadly Border Clash – WSJ

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02 Jul 2015

In Ramadi, the Islamic State settles in, fixing roads and restoring electricity

“Six weeks after routing Iraqi security forces from Ramadi, Islamic State militants have entrenched themselves in the city, repairing key infrastructure, managing local government and building up defenses to thwart any attacks.” Source: In Ramadi, the Islamic State settles in, fixing roads and restoring electricity – The Washington Post

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02 Jul 2015

Islamic State’s Sinai ‘province’ launches coordinated attacks against Egyptian forces

“The Islamic State’s ‘province’ in the Sinai has launched a series of coordinated attacks on Egyptian security forces. The massive assault involved three suicide bombers and dozens of fighters. The jihadists targeted military personnel and police stations in El Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, both of which are located in the

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01 Jul 2015

Uganda: More Questions As Another Sheikh Is Gunned Down in Kampala

“Shortly after his Tarawih prayers at Dar-tal-alim al-islamiya in Rubaga, Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kiirya, was on Tuesday attacked and shot dead by unknown assailants on a bodaboda motor cycle. The-49-year-old spokesperson of Kibuli Muslim faction was gunned down in Bweyogerere, Wakiso district on his way home. According to eye witnesses,

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01 Jul 2015

Ansar al Sharia Libya fights on under new leader

“On June 18, a Twitter feed associated with Ansar al Sharia in Libya posted a link to a 30 minute audio recording of the group’s weekly radio broadcast covering news and events in Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya. The recording was the 24th such broadcast aired. Nearly two minutes into

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01 Jul 2015

ISIS Claims Credit for Attacks on Egyptian Army Checkpoints That Kill 38

“Islamist militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 38 soldiers, security and military officials said.” Source: ISIS Claims Credit for Attacks on Egyptian Army Checkpoints That Kill 38 | TIME

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