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By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 13th, 2016
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters. The death of Hafiz Saeed Khan is ...
By Tajuddin
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Mar 11th, 2016
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Washington (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO)- The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that intelligence from a captured Islamic State (IS) chemical weapons expert had led to U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the extremist group’s chemical weapons production facilities. Calling Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, als...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Mar 9th, 2016
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Washington (CNN + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Two top Al-Shabaab figures were among the scores killed in a U.S. attack Saturday in Somalia, a senior Somali intelligence source said. The source identified the slain Al-Shabaab leaders as Yusuf Ali Ugaas, a regional commander, recruiter and influential preache...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 13th, 2016
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Tehran,Iran ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Iran’s release of 10 United States Navy sailors on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after they were detained on the Persian Gulf, is being hailed in both countries as a sign that their relations have evolved since the signing of the nuclear accord last summer. Secr...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 11th, 2015
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Washington ( Economictimes + DIPLOMAT.SO) – As US intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East....
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Nov 21st, 2015
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Pentagon has stepped up operations in Africa in recent years, insisting that a greater U.S. military presence is necessary to help counter threats from militants such as those who took hostages at a hotel in Mali. But U.S. Africa Command, which oversee...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
May 16th, 2015
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Pentagon says U.S. commandos have mounted a rare raid in eastern Syria, killing an Islamic State commander in a firefight and capturing his wife. The Syrian army also took responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed the man. Defense Secretary A...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Washington (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States carried out a drone strike in Somalia against a senior leader of militant group al Shabaab, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, adding his death would represent a major blow to a group already losing ground in the country. The Jan. 31 Hellfire mi...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Dec 20th, 2014
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States transferred four detainees from the Guantánamo Bay prison to Afghanistan late Friday, the Defense Department announced Saturday, fulfilling a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, in what officials here characterized as a s...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 19th, 2014
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S. airstrikes have killed several top Islamic State leaders in Iraq in recent weeks, limiting the terrorist army’s ability to fight Iraqi and Kurdish forces, Pentagon officials said. Three top Islamic State leaders were killed in recent weeks, incl...