Hezbollah attack kills five ‘Islamic State’ fighters in north Lebanon: source

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Beirut : Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired rockets and mortars at what it said were Islamic State fighters in the north of the country on Friday, killing five of them, a security source said. Sunni Islamists have regularly infiltrated Lebanon’s border with Syria in the north during its neighbor’s four-year-old civil war, clashing with both Shi’ite Hezbollah and the Lebanese

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Attack in Yemen’s Aden Kills 15; Islamic State Claims Blasts

Smoke rises from the Al-Qasr Hotel after it was hit by rockets, in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen on 06 October 2015. A series of explosions has hit the Yemeni government's temporary headquarters in Aden as well as two buildings used by officers from the United Arab Emirates. EPA/STRINGER

Sanaa : Attacks targeting exiled Yemeni officials and Saudi-led troops fighting in the country’s civil war killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials previously blamed on Yemen’s Shiite rebels. The addition of the Islamic State group into Yemen’s months-long war only

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Iraq officials: Islamic State suicide bombings, clashes with Iraqi troops kill 13 soldiers

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Baghdad : Iraqi military and security officials say Islamic State suicide bombings and clashes between the extremist group and Iraqi troops have killed 13 soldiers in western Anbar province. The officials say Wednesday’s attacks involved at least two suicide bombers that targeted a military outpost in the volatile province, which fell to the IS group during the Islamic State’s blitz

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Could US use al Qaeda-linked fighters to battle Islamic State?

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Sydney : Former US military commander David Petraeus said Wednesday fighters from al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate could be used to take on the Islamic State group as he warned that his nation`s hesitation to enforce “red lines” in Syria had damaged US credibility. The decorated four-star general said a controversial move to harness fighters from a group linked to al

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