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Shi’a rebels wound 17 Yemen police in ambush

AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …

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ISIL slams Qaeda chief, refuses to quit Syria

AFP – A powerful jihadist group battling Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria has sharply criticised the global terror network’s leader in a statement, rejecting his call for them to leave the war-ravaged country. The audio recording, purportedly made by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant spokesman Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani, also urged Ayman Al-Zawahiri to remove …

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Suicide car bomb kills 12 soldiers, civilian in Yemen

AFP – A suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sunday killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military base in southeast Yemen, officials said, as government forces pursued jihadists in three restive provinces. The bombing came just hours after three gunmen were killed when they attacked a checkpoint close to the presidential palace …

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Al-Assad hold some territory on the outskirts of Damascus from which they have regularly launched mortar and rocket attacks targeting …

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Three suspected jihadists dead in Tunisia police raid: Ministry

AFP – Security forces killed three suspected jihadists in an anti-terrorist operation Monday in a region of northwest Tunisia where Islamist militants shot dead four people last month, the interior ministry said. The police surrounded a house in the Jendouba region straddling the Algerian border and killed “three terrorists,” ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said, …

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Terror attacks spike in Arab Spring countries during 2013

IHS Janes’ Terrorism and Insurgency Centre notes increases in violence across Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa.   IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) released a report Thursday that cites a spike in violence in Arab Spring countries, especially Tunisia and Egypt. The report also noted a global increase in attacks. The annual report, entitled “2013 …

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Egypt jihadists claim rocket fire on Israel’s Eilat

AFP – An Egyptian jihadist group said Saturday that it fired a rocket at the Red Sea resort of Eilat which was intercepted by Israeli air defences, its second in a fortnight. Al-Qaeda inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem), which is based just across the border from Israel in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, threatened …

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