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IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades

IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comradesThe leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps. The purported audio by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he also said that his group is carrying out attacks in different countries, was his first public statement since April, when the shadowy leader appeared in a video for the first time in five years. With a $ 25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the world’s most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent organization into mass slaughter of opponents and directing and inspiring terror attacks across continents and in the heart of Europe.



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Air strikes kill 18 pro-Iran fighters in east Syria: monitor

Air strikes kill 18 pro-Iran fighters in east Syria: monitorAir strikes hit positions of pro-Iranian forces and allied militias in eastern Syria overnight, killing 18 fighters, a war monitor said Monday. It was not clear who carried out the raids in the region of Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based Observatory, which has a vast network of contacts across Syria, said “18 fighters were killed, but their nationalities have not yet been determined”.



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Islamic State fighters have reportedly used cows strapped with bombs in place of their suicide missions

Islamic State fighters have reportedly used cows strapped with bombs in place of their suicide missionsA suicide bomber with a donkey killed three NATO troops in Afghanistan in 2013. Two cows were used recently, according to a New York Times report.



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Trump news – live: President threatens to release thousands of captured Isis fighters into Europe after extraordinary series of outrageous statements

Trump news – live: President threatens to release thousands of captured Isis fighters into Europe after extraordinary series of outrageous statementsDonald Trump joked about awarding himself the Medal of Honor and trailed the idea of dumping thousands of captured Isis fighters on Europe in an address to the American Veterans 75th National Convention in Kentucky on Wednesday evening.The speech followed a particularly wild day for the president in which he retweeted praise from an evangelical broadcaster likening the affection in which he is held by Israeli Jews to “the second coming of God”, referred to himself as a “the chosen one” in discussion with reporters and labelled the prime minister of Denmark “nasty” over her refusal to consider selling Greenland to him.



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Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria

Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest SyriaMaaret al-Noman (Syria) (AFP) – Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region. Turkey warned Damascus “not to play with fire” after the advance saw government fighters almost encircle a patch of countryside including an important Turkish monitoring post. After eight years of civil war, the Idlib region on the border with Turkey is the last major stronghold of opposition to Assad’s Russia-backed government.



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Why Did Two Chinese SU-30 Fighters Fly Within 150 Feet of a Nuclear 'Sniffer' Plane in 2017?

Why Did Two Chinese SU-30 Fighters Fly Within 150 Feet of a Nuclear 'Sniffer' Plane in 2017?A U.S. official told CNN the two Chinese jets came within 150 feet of the U.S. plane, with one flying upside-down directly above it.As reported by CNN a U.S. Air Force (USAF) WC-135 was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighters on May 17, 2017 while flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.According to the statement from Air Force Lt. Col. Hodge, the American flight crew described the encounter as “unprofessional.”“While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the U.S. aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional. The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” He explained.(This first appeared in 2017.)A U.S. official told CNN the two Chinese jets came within 150 feet of the U.S. plane, with one flying upside-down directly above it.The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, whose mission is looking for distinctive elements a nuclear test of any type would emit into the air, has been regularly deployed on routine missions in Northeast Asia where it has been used to gather evidence of possible nuclear tests by North Korea.



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South Korean Fighters Fired 300 Warning Shots at Russian A-50 AEW&C Aircraft

South Korean Fighters Fired 300 Warning Shots at Russian A-50 AEW&C Aircraft“We confirmed Russia’s A50 has invaded Japan’s airspace while two of Russian Tu-95 bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers flew around Japan. We took measures against the invasion,” said a spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Defense.On Jul. 23, 2019 warplanes from four countries faced off in a chaotic and unprecedented confrontation above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan.As reported by CNN, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a statement claiming they that after a Russian Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C;) aircraft had twice violated the country’s airspace, Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) fighters had fired more than 300 warning shots at it, the first such incident between the countries.Moscow furiously denied Seoul’s account of the encounter, claiming that South Korean military jets had dangerously intercepted two of its bombers during a planned flight over neutral waters.



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Japan scrambles fighters to intercept Russian and Chinese planes

Japan scrambles fighters to intercept Russian and Chinese planesJapan's military scrambled fighter aircraft to intercept Russian and Chinese planes, it said on Tuesday, including an observation jet at which South Korean forces fired warning shots after it entered airspace over an island claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo. Japan, like South Korea, identified two Chinese H-6 bombers and two Russian TU-95 bombers flying over the strait between the countries. In addition, there was a Russian A-50 observation plane at which South Korea had fired warning shots after it passed close to the island it controls, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan.



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Hezbollah chief says has reduced fighters in Syria

Hezbollah chief says has reduced fighters in SyriaThe head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement Hassan Nasrallah said Friday he had decreased the number of fighters supporting the Damascus regime in neighbouring war-torn Syria. The head of the Iran-backed Shiite movement, which has been fighting in Syria since 2013, did no quantify the extent of the reduction. Nasrallah said none of his fighters were currently involved in fighting in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib, where regime and Russian forces have increased deadly bombardment on a jihadist-run bastion since late April.



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Hezbollah chief says has reduced fighters in Syria

Hezbollah chief says has reduced fighters in SyriaThe head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement Hassan Nasrallah said Friday he had decreased the number of fighters supporting the Damascus regime in neighbouring war-torn Syria. The head of the Iran-backed Shiite movement, which has been fighting in Syria since 2013, did no quantify the extent of the reduction. Nasrallah said none of his fighters were currently involved in fighting in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib, where regime and Russian forces have increased deadly bombardment on a jihadist-run bastion since late April.



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