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Seeming endgame for Benghazi’s terrorists as Ganfouda all but falls

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 25 January 2017: A Mig 23 did a victory roll over Ganfouda today as the Libyan National Army declared it had liberated the last part of the Benghazi district from terrorist control. Though in fact a last group of militants had retreated the some high rise apartment blocks, according to one [...]

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Turkish jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, kill at least 20: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have pounded Islamic State targets in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, killing at least 20 militants, the military said in a statement on Saturday.

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Russia conducting operation in Samara linked to Islamic State threat: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security services are conducting a special anti-terrorist operation after receiving information about a possible threat from Islamic State militants in the city of Samara, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

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Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

AL-DHIBANIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - His right arm strapped with a tourniquet and numbed by anaesthetic, Azad Hassan sat before the crowd waiting for Islamic State militants to chop off his hand as a punishment.

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Iraqi Shi’ite forces aim to clear border strip with Syria

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite forces fighting Islamic State west of Mosul aim to clear a large strip of land on the border with Syria to prevent the militants melting into the remote desert region and using it as a base for counter attacks, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Turkish police detain dozens of pro-Kurdish party officials: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 45 provincial officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) over allegations of links to Kurdish PKK militants, media reported on Monday.

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Car bomb kills 2 policemen at checkpoint near Somali capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least two policemen when it exploded at a checkpoint near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and militants fighting to topple the government said.

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Turkish air strikes kill 19 Kurdish militants in north Iraq – military sources

DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - Turkish jets carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants in the Gara region of northern Iraq on Friday and killed 19 militants, Turkish military sources said on Saturday.

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Mali’s foot-dragging traps peace mission in unending conflict

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Last week, the offices of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the desert city of Gao in northern Mali were flattened by a truck bomb. On Tuesday, just five suspected Islamist militants succeeded in freeing 93 inmates from a jail in the town of Niono.

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Turkish air strikes kill 23 Islamic State militants in Syria’s al-Bab region- army

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes pounded 12 Islamic State targets in the al-Bab region of northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 23 militants, the military said.

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