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France Trails Attackers

France Trails Attackers

Authorities in France have declared a three-day mourning period for 129 victims of the coordinated attacks in Paris last Friday. But as the world shares in its grief, France has said that it would not succumb to blackmail from the Islamic state, IS, which claimed responsibility for the attacks. They are living up to that

Iraq Launches Military Operation Against ISIS

Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State. Troops and militia attacked different fronts backed by airstrikes from Iraqi fighter jets. According to the Iraqi government, military forces are advancing into the city. Tikrit is150km (95 miles) north of the capital Baghdad and was seized by IS

Islamic State frees 19 Kidnapped Christians

Not less than 19 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State, IS, in north-eastern Syria have been released. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said an Assyrian commander informed about their release. The Assyrian Human Rights Network said the captives gained their freedom after a Sharia court ordered them to

British ‘Islamic State Recruiter’ Nabbed

A British man has been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly recruiting people to fight alongside Islamic State militants in Syria. Samiun Rahman, a Londoner, arrived in the country in February to find fighters for both IS and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, DCID, said.

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