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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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59 killed in Pakistan police college attack

An attack by militants on a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday killed at least 59 cadets and guards, officials were quoted as saying. Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Mon

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Saudi Arabia arrests 17 Islamic State attack plotters

Saudi Arabia has arrested 17 suspected Islamic State sympathisers accused of plotting attacks on religious officials, security forces, civilian districts and economic and military targets, the interior ministry said on Monday. Fou

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Turkish tanks roll into Syria, open new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened up a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday as Turkish tanks crossed the frontier from Kilis province, making a western thrust in an operation to sweep militants from its border. The in

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12 killed in American University attack in Kabul

Twelve people, including seven students, three police and two security guards, were killed in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police said on Thursday. Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabu

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Saudi Arabia foils attack on mosque in Qatif

Saudi security forces shot dead a suspected militant who tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. "The man was shot outside a mosque i

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Woman dies after Swiss train attack

One woman died and two girls were in serious condition a day after being attacked on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid, St Gallen cantonal police said on Sunday. The 34-year-old woman died from her inju

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Saudi Arabia cooperates with Germany in attacks probe

Saudi Arabia, in a rare comment on its security operations, has confirmed it is working with German investigators to track Islamist militants behind bomb and axe attacks in Germany in July. A Saudi interior ministry spokesman, Gen

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Saudi Arabia to help Germany probe attacks

Saudi Arabia has offered to help German investigators find those behind Islamist bomb and axe attacks in July, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, citing a senior member of the Saudi government. Saudi authorities are i

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