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Iraqi government security forces and allied militias continued their assault on the Islamic State-held town of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing more civilians than militants in the process, according to sources inside the city.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Suleimani made an appearance with Iraqi Shiite militias outside Fallujah as the UN warned that as many as 10,000 civilians remain trapped inside the Islamic State-held town.
The move comes after Iraq's prime minister announced an offensive to retake the city as a wave of deadly bombings claimed by Islamic State have killed hundreds in and around Baghdad.
The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami — but the FBI supplied the bomb as part of an undercover operation.
It was the second deadly blast in four days to hit the city, a hub for al-Qaeda before the militant group was pushed out last month in an offensive by Yemeni troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
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Islamic State, which controls swathes of the Iraq's north and west, has carried out a string of bombings this week that killed around 100 people.
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Hezbollah said Saturday that the death of its top commander in Syria was the result of rebel shelling, and not an Israeli airstrike.
Introducing 'ISIS Crisis': The Strategy Board Game the Canadian Military Could Use to Fight the Islamic State
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A new report from the research wing of the Canadian military suggests that table-top board games could force military planners to think through their decisions in foreign intervention.
"Looking around, I feel like this potential jury is steeped in whiteness," said one man who was eventually selected to be one of the 16 people who will determine the defendants' guilt.
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Rallying around the fight in Syria, the young bin Laden said, would eventually pave the way for a collective battle to remove Israel from Palestine.
Egypt's government is facing an insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen, mostly in northern Sinai, since mid-2013, when President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen had mostly ignored the steady rise of al-Qaeda in the country until it evicted the group — largely without a fight — from its self-declared capital, Mukalla, last month.
The video allegedly shows the firefight in northern Iraq where Islamic State forces overran Kurdish Peshmerga troops and their American advisors.
After nearly two weeks of brutal shelling and urban combat, Russia and the United States have declared a tentative ceasefire in Syria's second-largest city.
A couple who left Canada to join the caliphate have found love in a hopeless place and while they won't be welcome back home, their kid might be.
A senior Peshmerga official said the serviceman was killed near Tel Asqof, north of Mosul, which Islamic State occupied at dawn on Tuesday. Early information suggested he had been killed by a sniper.
The Saudi-led coalition said its offensive had killed 800 al-Qaeda fighters and several leaders, though Mukalla residents told Reuters the number appeared unlikely and the group withdrew largely without a fight.
Turkish officials said that the attacks on IS in Syria have killed 34 militants, destroyed six vehicles, and flattened five gun positions, in response to IS rockets that hit southern Turkey.
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The tailor is the most recent victim in a string of similar hacking deaths in Bangladesh, all of which have been claimed by the Islamic State.
The Saturday morning attack on an open-air fruit and vegetable market killed at least 19 people and wounded another 40 while popular Shiite leader and cleric Muqtada al-Sadr led his supporters in a protest calling for government reforms.