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‘Al-Qaeda militants capture two towns in southern Yemen’

Al-Qaeda militants have captured two towns in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan amid unrelenting Saudi military aggression against the war-torn country, residents say. Militants of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) launched a surprise attack on Zinjibar and Jaar early on Wednesday morning and overran the towns after defeating ...

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Erdogan lost nerve in Syria, downed Russian jet: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Turkey downed a Russian jet over Syria because Moscow has turned the tide against foreign-sponsored militants in the Arab country. The downing of the warplane “has shown the real intention of [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan who, let’s say, lost his nerve just because the Russian intervention has changed the balance on ...

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Israeli forces shoot, injure three Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli military forces have shot and injured three young Palestinian men in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers opened fire at youths in the Tel Rumeida of al-Khalil (Hebron), situated 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of al-Quds (Jerusalem), leaving one in serious condition ...

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Saudi airstrikes kill 3 in southwestern Yemen

At least three civilians have been killed and several others wounded in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrikes against Yemen. The civilian casualties came on Tuesday after Saudi fighter jets targeted the al-Silw district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz. Saudi warplanes also carried out raids against two Yemeni military bases ...

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Iraqi forces retake another area from Daesh in Anbar Province

Iraqi government forces have reportedly liberated a city from the clutches of the Daesh terrorists as they push ahead with their military operations against the Takfiri group in Iraq’s strife-torn western province of Anbar. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Iraqi troops managed to fully purge Husaybah, which ...

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Mourners flock to Karbala amid heightened security

Pilgrims from 60 different countries are descending on the holy city of Karbala in central Iraq, where they intend to mark Arba’een, the fortieth day to follow the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the third Shia Imam. The occasion is to be marked ...

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Eight civilians dead as Saudi jets hit new areas in Yemen

At least eight civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in Saudi airstrikes against various areas in Yemen. On Monday, Saudi warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the al-Talah district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, situated 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital, Sana’a, leaving ...

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Muslims main victims of terrorist attacks: Iraq FM

The Iraqi foreign minister says the terrorist activities committed by Takfiri Daesh terrorists show the terror group’s hatred toward the entire world, noting that Muslims are the main victims of terrorist attacks. “What unites them [terrorists] is this hatred they share. They are ready to die. They are ready to ...

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