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Islamic State head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike

Washington, United States | AFP | Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to be dead after a US military raid in Syria’s Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended, media said citing multiple government …

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IS defends last Syria redoubt, as family members flee

  Near Baghouz, Syria | AFP | Jihadist fighters made a desperate last stand in eastern Syria on Wednesday, while their wives and children fled the final, blood-soaked implosion of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Saturday launched a final push to expel IS fighters from the sole remaining morsel …

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Sudan repatriates seven female ‘IS members’ from Libya

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group. The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed …

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Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

Nasiriyah, Iraq | AFP | Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said. It was the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September 25 when 42 people …

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The Egypt branch of IS, suspected of mosque massacre

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The Islamic State group’s Egypt branch is the main suspect in Friday’s massacre at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack in a long-running jihadist insurgency. It has yet to claim responsibility for the operation, which killed more than 300 people including children. …

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US strikes IS in Somalia for first time

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US …

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US anti-terror chief warns IS global threat ‘intact’

Washington, United States | AFP | The global threat posed by the Islamic State group has not been diminished by its battlefield defeats in Iraq and Syria, US counter terrorism chief Nick Rasmussen warned Wednesday. Rasmussen told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that he expects the Islamic State group, after losing …

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Egypt arrests church bombings suspect

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a man wanted for alleged involvement in twin church bombings this month claimed by the Islamic State group, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Ali Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan, one of 19 suspects whose names police made public …

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