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US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqa Old City from IS
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Afghanistan
28 die in airstrikes in Herat, Logar
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its preliminary findings regarding the deadly airstrikes conducted in Logar and Herat provinces of Afghanistan.

According to UNAMA, at least 28 civilians were killed and 16 others were wounded in the airstrikes, citing preliminary findings the mission conducted into the alleged civilian casualties reports.

The report by UNAMA further added, On 30 August, airstrikes conducted in the Pul-e-Alam district of Logar province killed at least 13 civilians and injured 12 others, UNAMA’s preliminary findings indicate.

UNAMA said, the air strikes reportedly targeted Anti-Government Elements as they used a civilian compound to attack aircraft.

“UNAMA notes the news release issued by United States Forces in Afghanistan that it is aware of an incident in the Logar area and that they have opened an investigation into it,” the report said, adding that “UNAMA will continue its independent work to establish the facts around the harm caused to civilians from these attacks, including looking into allegations that Anti-Government Elements deliberately used civilians or civilian locations as a shield.”

According to the UN mission in Afghanistan, it has recorded a 43 per cent increase in civilian casualties from aerial operations during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, documenting 232 civilian casualties (95 deaths and 137 injured), with substantial increases in women and child deaths.

“I am deeply saddened to hear that women and children have once again suffered so terribly from the conflict,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA. “This is unacceptable. All parties must live up to their obligations to take all feasible measures to protect civilians.”

UNAMA urges authorities to ensure independent, impartial and prompt investigations of both incidents at the earliest opportunity, and for appropriate steps to be taken to ensure accountability, compensation for victims and the prevention of such incidents in the future.
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Africa Horn
Eight People Killed, 20 Hurt In Blasts In Bari Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Two kabooms in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
region have killed at least 8 people, including 3 soldiers in Af Urur village in Bari region on Friday.

Puntland security officials, told Radio Shabelle the simultaneous blasts resulted from IEDs planted in a Khat market in Af-Urur as soldiers gathered to buy the stimulant leaves.

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
snuffies grabbed credit for the deadly attack.
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
gunnies killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in the region.

The knife-wielding attackers, moving under cover of night, targeted people in the town of Banki, 80 miles (130 km) southeast of the city of Maiduguri in Borno state, the epicenter of the eight-year conflict with Boko Haram, said a community leader and a local member of a vigilante group.

The attack on the town, which sits on the border with Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, is the latest in a string of deadly Boko Haram raids and bombings that have undermined the Nigerian military’s statements that the insurgency is all but defeated.

The frequency of attacks in northeastern Nigeria has increased in the last few months, killing at least 172 people since June 1 before Friday’s attack, according to a Rooters tally.

The attack on Banki left 18 dead, according to Modu Perobe, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, a regional vigilante group. Abor Ali, a local ruler, confirmed the corpse count.

Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency has left at least 20,000 dead and sparked one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world, with tens of thousands already in famine-like conditions, according to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Some 8.5 million people in the worst affected parts of northeast Nigeria are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, with 5.2 million people lacking secure access to food, the UN has said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Coalition airstrike destroys Houthi ballistic missile platform
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Arab Coalition Arclight airstrike has destroyed a ballistic missile platform in northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja on Friday.

A military source stated that the coalition strike targeted the missile platform after it was spotted in a rural area between the Hiran administrative district and the northern border town of Hardh.

The coalition launched a number of Arclight airstrikes in the area that led to the destruction of heavy weaponry and vehicles belonging to the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias killing and injuring an unspecified number of krazed killers.

The source further stated that the platform was used to fire a ballistic missile in to the Saudi territories earlier. He said that the coalition forces located the platform and targeted it despite efforts to conceal its position.
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Kim Jong-un to the white courtesy phone please. Mr. Kim Jong-un.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2017 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Unless the Arabs attack, it's a waste of wit.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/02/2017 13:13 Comments || Top||


Houthis continue attacks in Taiz
The Yemeni army and popular committees managed on Friday to attack the Saudi-led mercenaries in the provinces of Taiz, Asir, Lahj, Al-Dalea and Al-Jawf, killing or injuring scores of them.

The leader of Ansarullah movement Sayyed Abdel Malik Badreddine Al-Houthi congratulated Yemeni people, army and popular committees as well as the entire Islamic Umma on Adha Eid, calling for the sustaining the internal front in face of the Saudi-led aggression.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

However, the allied forces of the army and the committees have been heroically confronting the aggression with all means.

Source: Al-Manar Website
Posted by: badanov || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


India-Pakistan
Cop killed, 7 hurt in ambush
[Daily Excelsior] A policeman was killed and seven others were maimed as bully boyz attacked a police bus in Pantha Chowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar this evening.

Police said that bully boyz ambushed a bus on its way from Zewan to Srinagar at Pantha Chowk area in the outskirts of Srinagar this evening.

Police said that eight coppers were maimed and one of them succumbed to injuries. They said that injured included Head Constable Kishan Lal, Constable Merajudin, Head Constable Abdul Hamid and Head Constable Shabir Ahmad. The four injured were admitted to hospital where Head Constable Kishan Lal succumbed to injuries.

Senior police and security force officials reached the spot and massive search operation has been launched in the area against the bully boyz responsible for the attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) has grabbed credit for the attack on police.

The attack comes when Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmire Police, Kashmire Range, said that the Kashmiri bully boyz have gone into hiding and Pak bully boyz belonging to various outfits have taken their place after ’Operation All Out’ launched by security forces.

Security forces have killed over 3 dozen bully boyz including 7 top commanders of LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen
...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003...
including Abu Dujana and Yaseen Itoo.
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Anti-Taliban tribal elder among three killed in blast
[DAWN] Three men, including an anti-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
tribal elder, were killed while two others injured when a roadside kaboom went off in the Anbar tehsil of Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
on Friday.

Jamaatul Ahrar
...A Pak Taliban splinter group that split off from the Mullah Fazlullah faction because it wasn't violent enough...
, a splinter group of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain, grabbed credit for the attack. In a statement, the group claimed that three members of a peace committee were killed while its head, Ameer Rehman, was critically injured.

According to officials, Rehman along with four others was on his way home after offering Eid prayers in the Shati Meena area when the IED went off. Faqeer Hussain, his father Shad Ali and son Maaz was struck down in his prime. Rehman and Kaach Haji were maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Southeast Asia
Myanmar military says death toll in clashes almost 400
[Al Ahram] Myanmar's military says almost 400 people have died in recent violence in the western state of Rakhine triggered by attacks on security forces by Lions of Islam from the Rohingya ethnic minority.

The numbers, posted Friday on the Facebook page of the country's military commander, are a sharp increase over the previously reported toll of just over 100. The statement said all but 29 of the 399 dead were Lion of Islams, whom it described as terrorists.

The statement said there had been 90 armed festivities including an initial 30 attacks by Lions of Islam on Aug. 25, making the combat more extensive than previously announced.

The army, responding to the Aug. 25 attacks, launched what it called clearance operations against the Lion of Islams. Advocates for the Rohingya, an oppressed Moslem minority in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar, say security forces attacked and burned Rohingya villages, shooting civilians and causing others to flee. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, they say.

Tens of thousands have fled into neighboring Bangladesh, an exodus that continued Friday.

Bangladeshi border guards have tried to keep them out, but thousands could be seen Friday making their way across muddy rice fields.

Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Harakah al-Yaqin


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
[AlManar] The Syrian Army units achieved a new advance in their military operations against gatherings of ISIL terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs.

A military source told SANA that the army units continued their successful military operations in the eastern countryside of Homs, establishing control over an area in a front that is 12 km long and 4 km deep north of Mannnoukh village on the outskirts of Jebb al-Jarrah area, inflicting heavy losses upon ISIL terrorists in personnel and equipment.

Deir Ezzor
Syrian and Russian air forces carried out on Friday intensive sorties against sites for ISIL terrorist organization in Deir Ezzor, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and arms.

The military source said that Syrian and Russian air forces launched airstrikes on gatherings and fortifications of ISIL terrorists, destroying munitions, positions and vehicles for them in al-Thurdah valley, the surroundings of al-Panorama area, the graveyards and al-Rishdiyeh neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city and al-Bugheilieh and Ayyash villages in the western countryside.

The source added that Army units, backed by fire support helicopters, continue their operations deep into al-Badiya, establishing control over new areas and arriving at the administrative border of Deir Ezzor province from the direction of al-Sukhnah city ,about 70 km east of Homs city.

Hama
Army units established control over the villages of Salba, Rasm al-Mazare’, Zanouba, Tweina, Hesso, Mkeimen Shamali, Mkeimen Janoubi, Tibet Dkeij and Jeb al-Abyad in the eastern countryside of Salamiya area in Hama province.

A military source told SANA that many of the terrorists were killed and several vehicle equipped with machineguns were destroyed during the military operations, adding that engineering units combed the area to dismantle the explosives and mines planted by terrorists in an attempt to hinder the advance of the army towards the axes they escape to in al-Uqeirbat area.

Unofficial Major Development: Syrian Army liberates last ISIS stronghold in central Syria

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated the last Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold, ‘Uqayribat, in the central region of Syria, the elite ISIS Hunters reported tonight.

According to the report released by the pro-government unit, the Islamic State has left the area and the town of ‘Uqayribat is full secured.

Al-Masdar has reached out to the Syrian Arab Army for confirmation, as no official statement has been released by the military.

If true, this will be a major blow to the Islamic State, as central Syria will be fully under the control of the Syrian Arab Army.

First scenes of the Syrian Army inside ISIL’s last stronghold in central Syria

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF), steamrolled through the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) defenses on Friday to enter the terrorist group’s last stronghold in central Syria.

Video footage of the Syrian Arab Army entering ‘Uqayribat was released by the elite ISIS Hunters on Friday night; it shows the first moments the military was advancing inside this strategic town.
32 seconds of video at the link. Those of you who have done such things will glean more information from it than I did.
While several conflicting reports about ‘Uqayrbat’s liberation have been released, Al-Masdar was told by a source that the almost all terrorists in this region have fled through the eastern corridor of Hama.

The Syrian Army opened this corridor on Thursday night to encourage the terrorists to flee from ‘Uqayribat in order to avoid a long siege.

Syrian Army liberates two more towns in central Syria

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued to make progress in the central region of Syria, today, liberating two more towns from the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

Led by the Special Forces of the 15th Division and 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the Islamic State’s positions at the towns of Mu’adamiyah and Al-Khafiyah in the southeastern countryside of ‘Uqayribat.

The Syrian Arab Army would take full control of both aforementioned towns after the Islamic State terrorists withdrew in order to reinforce the area around ‘Uqayribat.

As a result of today’s advance, the Syrian Arab Army is now within 5km of ‘Uqayribat’s southeastern flank, which means they should be able to storm the Islamic State’s stronghold in the coming hours if they choose to.

Syrian forces liberate key 6 towns from ISIS near ‘Uqayribat over 24 hours

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated another six key settlements from besieged ISIS militants in central Syria near the terrorist group’s regional stronghold of ‘Uqayribat over the last 24 hours.

Capitalizing on yesterday’s advances in central Homs Governorate, the SAA secured an area of twelve kilometers by four kilometers north of the town of Manoukh, helping it to expand its zone of control south of ‘Uqayribat.

Meanwhile in eastern Hama Governorate, vanguard forces of the Syrian Army liberated the settlements of Rasm al-Mazare, Zanouba, Tuwynah, Hassou, Taibat Dakej and Jibb Abyad from ISIS. The taking of these towns have, in turn, allowed the SAA to expand its zone of control north of ‘Uqayribat.

The latest advance throughout eastern Hama in particular has fully secured the section of highway that runs between the garrison towns of Sheikh Hilal and Ithriyah from any future attacks by ISIS.

Syrian Army kills high ranking Lebanese commander of ISIL in east Hama

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA)killed a high ranking commander of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, Friday, local activists reported.

The Islamic State terrorist was identified as “Abu Saraqah Al-Trablosi,” a Lebanese national from the city of Tripoli.

Abu Saraqah Al-Trablosi was killed by the Syrian Arab Army in the ‘Uqayrbat area of Hama; he was killed alongside several of his comrades.
With no actual rank given, we can assume he was at least a patrol leader.
Posted by: badanov || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Russian jets destroy 900 terrorist targets across Syria in one week
[AlMasdar] The Russian Aerospace Forces grouping in Syria has destroyed over nine hundred terrorist commandeered infrastructures, vehicles and other targets across Syria in the past week according to information released by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The nine hundred Arclight airstrikes delivered were the result of Russian warplanes conducting 350 sorties against terrorist assets across Syria. This gives Russian airpower during the last seven days a strike-to-sortie ratio of almost 2.5 to 1.

Furthermore, Russian reconnaissance drones detected more than four hundred terrorist targets over the course of 130 flights.

Separate from any clarifications put forth by the Russian MoD, it can be said that the vast majority of the targets identified by Russian drones and struck by Russian jets belonged to the ISIS terrorist group in Syria’s central and eastern regions, whilst some were assets of the al-Qaeda-linked Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) jihadist organization in the west of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kurdish, Assyrian forces clash in Qamishli City
"Awright -- who said what about whose sister, and why'd ya hafta be so stoopid!"
[AlMasdar] A series of intense festivities broke-out between the Asayish (Kurdish police) and Sootooro (pro-government Assyrian paramilitary) forces in the central district of al-Qamishli on Thursday night.

The festivities would last for a short period of time and engulf much of al-Qamishli’s central district before both sides halted the hostilities and transferred their maimed to the national hospital.

According to local activists, one Sootooro fighter was seriously maimed, while one Asayish officer was killed and many more injured during the festivities in Qamishli City on Thursday.


All festivities have since stopped in al-Qamishli; however, tensions still remain high.

This is the first time in several months that festivities have broken-out between Kurdish and pro-government forces in al-Qamishli, as the city remained relatively peaceful after fierce firefights two years ago.
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Jihadist rebels launch surprise assault in west Aleppo
[AlMasdar] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
...previously known as Al Nusra -- Al Qaeda's Syrian branch...
launched a surprise overnight assault in the western sector of Aleppo, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) held areas in the al-Layramoun and al-Zahra quarters, along with an attack in the New Aleppo District.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham began the assault by launching a barrage of missiles and mortar shells towards the government areas in west Aleppo; this resulted in a short exchange of hostilities before intense festivities broke-out east of the Scientific Research Facility.

Clashes would later spread from the aforementioned part of the New Aleppo District to the al-Zahra Association and al-Layramoun quarters, where the Syrian Arab Army and their allies were able to beat back the encroaching jihadist rebels and restore order to the area.

Since the call to prayer this morning, the city of Aleppo has experienced relative calm after nearly three hours of intense fighting between the jihadist rebels and Syrian military overnight.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


ISIL mass retreating to Deir Ezzor for epic battle
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been advancing through several kilometers of desert terrain recently, placing them in prime position to reach the lovely provincial capital of Deir Ezzor by the end of September.

As a result of this massive advance by the government forces, the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
has been forced to abandon several areas along the Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor Highway.

According to a government source, a large number of Islamic State hard boyz have been moved from the Syrian Desert to western Deir Ezzor countryside in anticipation for the Syrian Arab Army’s eventual attack to lift the siege on the lovely provincial capital.

With thousands of ISIS bandidos Death Eaters in-and-around the town of al-Shoula and Panorama area of western Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army will have to prepare for heavy resistance from the terrorist forces who already have their backs against the wall in the province.

If the Syrian Army manages to lift the siege on Deir Ezzor City, they will have to prepare for arguably the largest and most violent battle with the Islamic State forces in this six year long conflict.

VIDEO: Countless Syrian Army tanks, vehicles rushed to Deir Ezzor frontier

[AlMasdar] The Al-Ghadeer media group has released a front-line report showing mechanized forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) being rushed to eastern Syria in preparation for further offensive actions against ISIS forces in Deir Ezzor Governorate.

The front-line report appears to have been shot on the al-Sukhnah axis of the Syrian Army’s advance towards the middle Euphrates region where pro-government forces are now about 50 kilometers away from the besieged city of Deir Ezzor.

In the video can be seen many T-72 main battle tanks as well as some T-62 tanks, a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle and number of cannon-armed gun-trucks being moved to and positioned near the front-line in eastern Syria.

Two T-72 tanks spotted near the end of the video appear to be highly modified urban-warfare specialist designs as seen in use with the 4th Mechanized Division, indicating that elements of this army formation may be participating in the final drive on Deir Ezzor city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqa Old City from IS
[Al Ahram] US-backed fighters on Friday ousted the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group from Raqa's Old City, a front man told AFP, bringing them closer than ever to the Lion of Islams' most well-defended positions.

"Our forces today seized full control of the Old City in Raqa after festivities with ISIS," Syrian Democratic Forces front man Talal Sello said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

"We are on the edges of IS's security quarter in the city centre, where most of its main bases are.
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2017-09-02
  US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqa Old City from IS
Fri 2017-09-01
  Nearly 50,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar
Thu 2017-08-31
  At Least 18,500 Rohingya Flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine Unrest Rages
Wed 2017-08-30
  Rohingya Men Fight against Myanmar's Forces, 6000 stranded at Bangla border
Tue 2017-08-29
  Houthi militias prevent Saleh loyalists from leaving Yemen capital
Mon 2017-08-28
  Turkish Army invades northern Syria, launches attack on Kurdish-held border town
Sun 2017-08-27
  Iraq forces recapture city of Tal Afar from ISIS
Sat 2017-08-26
  'Terror attack’ in Brussels: Machete-waving ‘terrorist’ is shot dead as he attacks soldiers shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ near street where ISIS called for vehicle attacks
Fri 2017-08-25
  'Islamist terror cell' with a hoard of bombs blow themselves up rather than surrender to Russian police
Thu 2017-08-24
  Iraqi forces recapture more of Tal Afar, the last refuge
Wed 2017-08-23
  Yemen: At least 30 dead as air strike hits hotel
Tue 2017-08-22
  Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
Mon 2017-08-21
  It's over-ish: Las Ramblas van terrorist shot dead wearing explosive belt 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' west of Barcelona
Sun 2017-08-20
  Kenya Says Police Killed Most Wanted Al Shabaab Commander
Sat 2017-08-19
  War crimes suspect Mahmoud Warfali arrested on Hafter’s orders

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