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By Tajuddin
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa. In ...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 2nd, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State aims this year to recapture Iraq’s second city Mosul, working with Iraqi government forces, and drive the jihadis out of Raqqa, their stronghold in northeast Syria, Arab and Western officials say. If it succe...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 14th, 2016
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Jakarta, Indonesia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Islamic State said it was behind an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta on Thursday, the first time the radical group has targeted the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Just seven people were killed despite multiple...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 11th, 2016
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Beirut, Lebanon ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to a report from the Committee to protect journalists (CPJ) – For the past two years, activists and journalists seeking refuge from Islamic State repression in Raqqa would take sanctuary across the border in southern Turkey, setting up safe house...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 8th, 2016
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Damascus, Syria ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An Islamic State militant executed his own mother in front of a post office in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa this week after she tried to persuade him to leave the extremist group, Syrian activists there said on Friday. The fighter, Ali Saqr, 21, ...
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Feb 1st, 2015
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Raqqa , Syria ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Islamic State group posted a new video on the Internet Sunday claiming it has killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and showing what appears to be the beheaded body of the freelance journalist who went missing in Syria last fall. The video — the authen...
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Jan 1st, 2015
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Beirut ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 17,790 of the dead were civilians, including 3,501 children. Meanwhile more than 15,000 ...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 23rd, 2014
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Damascus (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States, joined by five Arab allies, launched an intense campaign of airstrikes, bombings and cruise-missile attacks against the Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria Monday night – marking the first U.S. military intervention in Syria si...