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20 Libya troops killed in clashes with Daesh terrorists in Sirtre

At least 20 members of forces loyal to the Libyan unity government have lost their lives as they engaged in clashes with Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the northern city of Sirte. The loyalists to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement that 105 of their troops …

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Turkey intelligence agency: Coup attempt ‘repelled’

ANKARA: (Web Desk)- The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) says a coup attempt in the country has been “repelled” and the situation has been restored to “normal”. In comments carried by Turkish broadcaster NTV on Saturday morning, the MIT spokesman said the intelligence agency’s headquarters was targeted by hijacked military …

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60 killed as Turkish military coup attempt fails, Erdogan returns

At least 60 people were killed during an attempted military coup in Turkey overnight, a senior official said on Saturday. Turkish troops said on Friday they had seized power but President Tayyip Erdogan vowed that the attempted coup would be put down and crowds answered his call to defy a …

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US report hints at Saudi involvement in 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The US government has released 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which show the Saudi government may have had a hand in the attacks. “While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and …

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Russian airstrikes kill 18 Daesh militants in central Syria: Group

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- At least 18 members of the Daesh terrorist group have been killed in Russian airstrikes in central Syria, including near the ancient Semitic city of Palmyra, a monitoring group says. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that the aerial attacks were carried out …

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U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Committing War Crimes: Report

Syrian rebel groups backed by the U.S. and its allies “have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings,” according to Amnesty International. A report by the leading human rights organization details how extremist rebel groups have taken over large parts of major Syrian cities, …

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Kerry meets Putin for military cooperation against ISIS in Syria

MOSCOW: US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin about boosting military and intelligence cooperation against Islamic State and Al-Qaeda in Syria and told him that without “concrete, near-term steps,” diplomatic efforts to end the war could not go on indefinitely. Kerry met Putin for three …

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US Congress releases 28 pages report on Saudi ties to 9/11

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The US Congress is set to release 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which contain information about alleged Saudi ties, according to a report. The top secret document, which has been kept secret since 2002, could be released as early …

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Air Force Smashes ISIL Bases, Missile-Launching Pads in Palmyra

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- The Syrian fighter jets pounded and destroyed the ISIL bases and missile launchpads in the Eastern parts of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province. In another development in Eastern Homs, a gathering of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and several fortifications were hit in army airstrikes in Jbab Hamad …

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