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Russian missile strikes destroy several IS positions in Syria


​Russian nighttime cruise missile strikes targeted and destroyed several positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants in three Syrian provinces, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported Wednesday, citing a military source.

IS suicide bombing in Yemen's capital kills 7


​At least seven people were killed and 12 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself in front of a gathering of the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Tuesday night, a security official told Xinhua.

Pentagon says Afghans ask for airstrikes in Kunduz that kills 22 civilians


​The Pentagon said Monday Afghan forces had asked for U.S. airstrikes which may have killed 22 civilians over the weekend in Kunduz, Afghanistan, amid outcry for an independent investigation into the incident.

Russia stresses airstrikes in Syria target IS, Western fears groundless


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed on Thursday that Russian airstrikes in Syria were conducted exclusively on targets connected to IS.

56 Boko Haram suspects arrested in central Nigeria


​Nigerian police have arrested 56 persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect in central part of the country.

Twin car bombings target border city in northern Syria, killing 4


​At least four people were killed and many others wounded on Monday, when two suicide car bombs went off at southeastern outskirts of a strategic city on Syrian-Turkish border, state news agency SANA reported.

IS claims deadly twin bombings in Iraq's Baghdad


​The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for two deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed 15 people and wounded 47 others, the group said in an online statement.

Saudi-led air raids kill 10 civilians in Yemen


​Ten civilians were killed and several others injured when Saudi-led airstrikes hit residential buildings held by Shiite Houthi gunmen in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Thursday, a medical official told Xinhua.

17 militants killed, 62 suspects arrested in Egypt's Sinai


At least 17 militants were killed and 62 suspects arrested on Thursday as part of a massive operation launched by the Egyptian security forces in restive North Sinai province, a military official said.

Only "four or five" U.S.-trained Syrian rebels remain in fight


​Only "four or five" U.S. -trained Syrian rebels are currently in Syria to fight against the extremist group the Islamic State (IS), a top U.S. general acknowledged Wednesday.