Tag Archives: ISIS

Somali-born refugee charged in Canada ‘terror’ attack

A Somali-born refugee has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a weekend attack in Edmonton, Alberta. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, also faces dangerous driving and weapons possession charges. Five people, including a uniformed police officer, were injured in the Saturday night incident. Authorities said the suspect could still face terror-related charges but none have yet been laid. Continue reading →

Spanish police ‘stop second attack’ after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed four people in Cambrils to stop what they say was a second attempted attack after an earlier one in Barcelona.Police warned people to stay off the streets, with shots reported in the port of Cambrils. Continue reading →

Iran attacks: ‘IS’ hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more. The assault on the parliament appears to be over, after hours of intermittent gunfire there. A suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum. Continue reading →

US command: Mosul airstrike occured at the request of Iraq forces

Saturday the U.S-led coalition in Iraq said that one of its airstrikes struck fighters and equipment of the ISIS terror group in West Mosul on March 17 at the location where there were reports of more than 100 civilian casualties. Continue reading →

Suspected bomber killed in attempted attack in Turkey

Tuesday a suspected suicide bomber was killed during an attempted attack on a police station in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, private news station NTV reported. Two alleged accomplices are believed to have fled the scene, the station said, citing local journalists.

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After Violence Abroad, Trump Meeting With Security Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in the aftermath of a rattling day of violence around the world.

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot in Ankara

A gunman attacked Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, in the capital of Ankara on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. She added that the ministry would soon comment on “the attack on the Russian ambassador in Turkey”

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Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria as Turkish-backed rebels push to al-Bab

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an attack on Turkish troops in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from ISIS.

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Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Sunday Syria’s fragile cease-fire started to unravel with the first aerial attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo and a southern village that killed at least eight people, violations that came as tensions between the American and Russian brokers of the deal worsened following a deadly U.S. strike on Syrian government forces.

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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop. Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a “source of deep concern”, the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition tweeted.

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