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Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique's volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where militants have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said Saturday.

IS kills 36 Syria troops in surprise attack on Damascus: monitor

IS kills 36 Syria troops in surprise attack on Damascus: monitor

A monitor said Tuesday three dozen pro-government fighters were killed in a district of Syria's capital as Islamic State militants took control of it in a surprise nighttime attack.

25 killed in IS attacks in northern Iraq: officials

25 killed in IS attacks in northern Iraq: officials

At least 25 civilians and members of government forces have been killed in northern Iraq since late Sunday in attacks by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Turkey detains 48 IS suspects 'planning attacks': report

Turkey detains 48 IS suspects 'planning attacks': report

Anti-terror officers in Istanbul and Ankara detained 48 alleged members of the Islamic State extremist group (IS) suspected of planning attacks, state media reported Saturday.

Head of Syria ex-Qaeda group 'critical' after Russia strike: Moscow

Head of Syria ex-Qaeda group 'critical' after Russia strike: Moscow

Russia said on Wednesday it had killed 12 field commanders of Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate, adding the group's top leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani had lost an arm and was in a ‘critical condition.'

Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said Saturday.

Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, militia members and locals said Saturday.

After string of defeats, IS faces retreat to the desert

After string of defeats, IS faces retreat to the desert

Facing a string of defeats in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group is being forced to retreat to the desert from which it emerged three years ago.

Lebanon to begin offensive against IS on Syria border

Lebanon to begin offensive against IS on Syria border

The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers ...

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

A group of jihadists tried to escape across the Tigris River from west Mosul where they hold a dwindling pocket of territory, but were killed by Iraqi forces, a senior commander said on Saturday.

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

A Swede held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed to head home, and is doing well although he is ‘overwhelmed’ by his release, Sweden's foreign ministry said Monday.