Thursday, May 25, 2017

At least 11 gov. forces killed in clashes with IS in eastern desert of Palmyra, Syria — report

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the killing of 11 members at least of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them , in addition to the injury of others, also several members of the “Islamic State” organization were killed and wounded in...

First suicide attack in Somalia kills 5, Islamic State claims responsibility

At least five people were killed, including two soldiers, when a suicide bomber targeted a military checkpoint in the coastal town of Bossaso, state media reported Tuesday. The explosion rocked the area near the checkpoint, policeman Mohamed Ali told Anadolu Agency. Two soldiers were among the...

NATO join anti-IS coalition

NATO to join anti-IS coalition say media sources. France and Germany will agree to a U.S. plan for NATO to play a bigger role in the fight against Islamic militants at a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, but insist the move is purely...

Two blasts at transport terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia leaving at least 3 dead

Two blasts reported on Wednesday at transport terminal in Indonesia, leaving casualties. UPDATE -- 20-38 UTC TIME At least three dead in Jakarta suicide bombing AFP news agency reports. A suicide bomber launches an attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, killing at...

US-led strikes left at least 15 civilians dead in Syria, including children

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports on Wednesday, 15 civilians dead, including children by International Coalition’s warplanes. 3 citizens were killed including a woman and her daughter, and several others wounded by bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on areas in al-Baroudeh village in...

Police confirm 3 more arresting in connection to Manchester terrorism attack

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the Ariana Grande concert attack, according to Sky News. Police have already named Salman Abedi, a British-born national of Libyan descent, as the bomber in the attack on Manchester Arena, which killed at least 22 people, including...

Islamic State claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5 people

IS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5, reports AFP news agency on Wednesday. Zeenews reports the Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of...

United States set to clash with Iran in Syria

Last Thursday’s US strike on a pro-Iranian armed group in the desert west of Syria’s Al-Tanf is being widely interpreted as a significant escalation in the Syrian conflict. The incident is all the more serious if reports that not only Iraqi militiamen but also Iranian...

Baby MOAB — The US Air Force weapon of the future

The US Air Force’s weapon of the future may not be so high-tech after all: a miniature version of the MOAB bomb that the Pentagon dropped on Afghanistan in April, Defense Tech reported. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, a 21,000-pound weapon, is also referred...

Duterte declares martial law after attack in Marawi, Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days,...

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