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By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 1st, 2014
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Baghdad ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Islamic State (IS) has executed another 85 members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week to further the militant group’s territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official say. Sheikh Naeem al-Ga’oud...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Oct 23rd, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Turkish president has said he is expecting 200 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will head from Iraq to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane through Turkey after authorities agreed their passage. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he had learned of the agre...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 15th, 2014
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Washington ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – In a fresh test for U.S. coalition-building efforts, Turkey is launching airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its borders this week despite pleas from the Obama administration to instead focus on an international campaign to destroy Islamic State militants w...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 13th, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkey has granted the U.S. access to its Incirlik airfield to strike the militants of the terrorist organization known as the ‘Islamic State’, Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported on Oct.13. The Incirlik air base was built in 1951 and has been operating since ...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Oct 13th, 2014
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Baghdad ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO ) – Iraqi officials issued a desperate plea Saturday night for America to provide ground troops, as heavily armed ISIS jihadists came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham forces have advanced as far as Abu Ghra...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Oct 11th, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least 553 people are said to have died in a month of fighting for Kobane, the Kurdish town just inside Syria under Islamic State (IS) attack. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based Syrian opposition body which monitors the conflict, counted 298...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Oct 7th, 2014
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The FBI is launching a campaign asking the public for help in identifying foreign fighter terrorists, the bureau announced Tuesday while setting up an online form for submitting potential tips. “We need the public’s assistance in identifying U....
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 7th, 2014
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Damascus ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Lightly armed Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani have for weeks held off an ISIS onslaught, but the battle has moved to the streets of Kobani as the president of Turkey warned today that the town was about to fall to the Islamic militants. ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 7th, 2014
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Mosul ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Airstrikes on three ISIS bases around their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul killed at least 25 militants overnight, medical sources and witnesses said Monday. Residents said that warplanes struck ISIS targets in Zummar, a town about 70 kilometres (45 miles) northwest of...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 3rd, 2014
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Ottawa ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Canadian fighter pilots will be in combat for the second time in three years after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced CF-18 jets are being dispatched to the region to battle Islamic State militants. Political lines were quickly drawn over the planned six-...