11 Nov 2015

Afghan Spy Agency Frees 8 People Allegedly Kidnapped by ISIS

Afghanistan’s spy agency freed eight people who were among a large group of ethnic minority Hazaras kidnapped earlier this year, the agency said on Tuesday. Source: Afghan spy agency frees 8 people allegedly kidnapped by ISIS

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10 Nov 2015

Syrian Army Enters Aleppo Air Base After Islamic State Siege

Syrian soldiers fought their way into an air base in northern Syria on Tuesday and freed military personnel inside, state television said, after a nearly two-year siege by Islamic State insurgents at the facility. Source: Syrian army enters Aleppo air base after Islamic State siege: state TV

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09 Nov 2015

Germany spied on U.S. embassies, Vatican

“Germany’s foreign intelligence service has systematically spied on its closest allies and friendly countries around the world, including snooping on U.S., French and British embassies, the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. diplomatic offices at the United Nations and even the Vatican.” Source: ‘Der Spiegel’: Germany spied on U.S. embassies, Vatican

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05 Nov 2015

Kurdish PKK Militants End Unilateral Ceasefire in Turkey

Kurdish militants scrapped a month-old ceasefire in Turkey on Thursday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “liquidate” them, dashing hopes of any let-up in violence in the wake of a national election.  

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27 Aug 2015

Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

“Thai police said on Thursday they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but authorities in Turkey said they had received no request for assistance with the investigation.” Source: Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

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01 Aug 2015

The flow of jihadists into Syria dries up as Turkey cracks down on the border

“For years, Turkey’s porous border with Syria provided a lifeline for the Islamic State, allowing the group to ferry weapons and fighters to a war zone where it was building its brutal ‘caliphate.’ But that is now changing. Where jihadists once streamed over this frontier, high walls and police patrols

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07 Jul 2015

US Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off California, Alaska

“While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska — forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News. The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July

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07 Jul 2015

Russian Military Jet Crashes Killing 2 Pilots

“A Russian military aircraft crashed during a training mission on July 6, killing both pilots, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that the Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia’s Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time. Officials

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07 Jul 2015

Boko Haram’s Civilian Attacks in Nigeria Intensify

“The violent campaign by the Boko Haram militant group against Nigerian civilians appeared to intensify late on Sunday with two deadly attacks in Jos, a city in central Nigeria, underscoring the challenge the country’s new president faces in trying to suppress the group.” Source: Boko Haram’s Civilian Attacks in Nigeria

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07 Jul 2015

Amid defections, Islamic Caucasus Emirate publicly recognizes new leader

“Russian forces killed Ali Abu Muhammad al Dagestani, the emir of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic Caucasus Emirate (ICE), in April. In the weeks that followed, jihadists on social media spread rumors that a senior ICE sharia official known as Muhammad Abu Usman had been named as his successor. It does

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