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Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said. The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks […]

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province early on Tuesday, according to residents, activists and state television. The US-led coalition said it had no indications an air strike had hit civilians, but in its daily report […]

ISIS Blows Up Ancient Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra

ISIS Blows Up Ancient Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra

Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2 000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Sunday, after they destroyed two ancient temples at the central Syrian site in recent months. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that sources in Palmyra had confirmed that the Arch of […]

U.S. confirms that ISIS used mustard gas in a mortar attack on Kurdish forces

U.S. confirms that ISIS used mustard gas in a mortar attack on Kurdish forces

U.S. military officials in Iraq have issued preliminary confirmation that Islamic State militants used mustard gas in a mortar attack on Kurdish forces in August, a Defense Department official said. After an Aug. 11 attack that reportedly sickened dozens of Kurdish troops, the Kurds provided U.S. officials with fragments of shells that later tested positive […]

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria’s conflict, aims to […]

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