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Iraqi forces repel IS attack, suicide bombing in Iraq's oil refinery town

2015-07-16

​Iraqi security forces Wednesday repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants, including a suicide bombing in the oil refinery town of Baiji in the Salahudin province, killing at least 12 IS militants and 12 security members, a provincial security source said.

Iraq launches major offensive against IS in Anbar

2015-07-14

​Iraqi forces kicked off a major offensive to recapture key cities and towns held by Islamic State (IS) militants in the western province of Anbar on Monday, security sources said.

Suspected IS recruiter expelled from Italy

2015-07-14

​An Albanian national was repatriated to his home country from Italy's Milan on suspicion of recruiting foreign fighters for the Islamic State (IS), local reports said on Monday.

32 killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

2015-07-14

​A total of 32 people, including 25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union (AU) forces and the Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the southern Somali district of Rage Celle, a local official said.

U.S., coalition forces conduct more airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

2015-07-13

​U.S. and partner-nation military forces carried out 16 more airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria and Iraq over the weekend, U.S. Department of Defense said Sunday.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen despite truce

2015-07-13

​The Saudi-led coalition forces bombed Houthi targets in several provinces in Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, despite a U.N.-brokered truce, sources said.

40 killed in clashes, air strikes against IS in Iraq

2015-07-10

​Up to 40 people were killed on Thursday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft in the Iraqi provinces of Anbar and Salahudin, a government statement and provincial security sources said.

Kenya rescues two police officers kidnapped by Al-Shabaab

2015-07-10

​Kenyan authorities said Thursday security agencies have rescued two police officers who were kidnapped by Somali militants Al-Shabaab two years ago in the country's northeast region.

Morocco dismantles new IS recruitment cell

2015-07-10

​Morocco said Thursday that it has dismantled a new cell suspected of recruiting and sending Moroccan fighters to join the ranks of the Islamic State (IS).

Suspected IS enthusiasts hack Syrian activist website

2015-07-09

​The official website of a main Syrian opposition monitor was taken offline Wednesday after being hacked by suspected supporters of Islamic State (IS) militant group.