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ISIS claims responsibility for blast killing dozens at Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar
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ISIS claims responsibility for blast killing dozens at Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack on a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s…
Crisis looms in Syria camps, jails holding foreign nationals
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Crisis looms in Syria camps, jails holding foreign nationals

ROJ CAMP, Syria (AP) — It was night when Zakia Kachar heard the sounds of footsteps approach her tent in…
As economy collapses, some young Lebanese turn to militancy
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As economy collapses, some young Lebanese turn to militancy

WADI NAHLEH, Lebanon (AP) — Two weeks before he was supposed to get married, Bakr Seif told his mother he…
Stung by prison battle, Kurds say they need help against IS
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Stung by prison battle, Kurds say they need help against IS

HASSAKEH, Syria (AP) — Weeks after the long, furious battle with militants from the Islamic State group over a prison…
Islamic State hits back, aided by power vacuum in Iraq and Syria
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Islamic State hits back, aided by power vacuum in Iraq and Syria

JALAWLA, Iraq, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Yousif Ibrahim no longer travels by night along the roads around his hometown of…
Factbox: After the fall, Islamic State strikes from Iraq and Syria hinterlands
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Factbox: After the fall, Islamic State strikes from Iraq and Syria hinterlands

ISTANBUL, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Nearly three years after their self-declared caliphate was dismantled and their forces defeated in a…
Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq
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Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — With a spectacular jail break in Syria and a deadly attack on an army barracks in Iraq,…
Syrian fighters set deadline for IS gunmen to surrender
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Syrian fighters set deadline for IS gunmen to surrender

BEIRUT (AP) — US-backed Kurdish-led fighters searched Friday near a Syrian prison for Islamic State group militants and gave an…
Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing
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Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters began closing in Monday on the last wing of a prison in northeastern…
US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
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US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast. Intense…
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