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Israel says Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rockets

Israel says Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rocketsJERUSALEM (AP) — More than 12 rockets were launched from Gaza toward southern Israeli communities early Wednesday, the Israeli military said.



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Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern IraqTurkish warplanes killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck a meeting of the outlawed PKK in Qandil, where he believed high-profile militants had been hit.



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Gaza militants launch mortar bombs against Israel, no casualties

Gaza militants launch mortar bombs against Israel, no casualtiesBy Amir Cohen GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired more than 25 mortar bombs from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in one of the heaviest barrages in years. No casualties were reported as sirens sounding across Israeli towns and villages near the Gaza border in the morning sent residents racing to shelters. The Israeli military said most of the projectiles were shot down by its Iron Dome rocket interceptor.



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Gaza militants fire barrage of mortars at southern Israel: army

Gaza militants fire barrage of mortars at southern Israel: armyPalestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a barrage of mortar shells at southern Israel on Tuesday, the army said, causing no injuries but raising tensions in the border area. “Most of the launches were intercepted by the IDF’s (Israel Defence Forces) Iron Dome aerial defence system,” the army said. Police said that “a number of the mortars landed in open areas inside Israel,” with no injuries reported.



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Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombing

Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombingBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn lethal army fire. Israel’s military confirmed the strike, saying it targeted an observation post in response to a bomb that had been placed next to the border fence overnight. Islamic Jihad operates with a measure of independence from Hamas, the Islamist group that has controlled Gaza since 2007 and fought three wars against Israel.



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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including 3 aid workers in Nigeria attack

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including 3 aid workers in Nigeria attackBy Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military facility in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters. The raid in the town of Rann marks the latest high-profile attack by militants in the northeast, coming less than two weeks after militants abducted 110 girls from a school in the town of Dapchi in neighbouring Yobe state. The United Nations confirmed three aid workers, all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack in Rann, near the Cameroon border, and said a female nurse was missing, feared abducted.



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Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calm

Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calmGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy said Monday that both Israel and Gaza militants want to contain cross-border violence that has flared in recent days, as he detailed a new emergency fund to aid the blockaded territory.



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Syrian Militants Down Russian Fighter Jet and Kill Ejected Pilot

Syrian Militants Down Russian Fighter Jet and Kill Ejected PilotRussia said the pilot was killed in fighting with "terrorists"



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Dozens of militants evacuated from southern Syria

Dozens of militants evacuated from southern SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of Syrian militants and their families departed aboard buses from an area besieged by government forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights early Saturday, part of a deal to clear yet another district of insurgents.



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Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sources

Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sourcesEgypt hanged 15 men convicted of attacks that killed security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said on Tuesday, in what appears to be the largest number of executions on a single day since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office in 2014. A military court issued the sentences and interior ministry officials carried out the executions simultaneously at Borj al-Arab and Wadi al-Natroun prisons, the sources said. Most of the militants were from Sinai region and were accused of “joining militant groups and taking part in carrying out, planning and assisting in killing a number of army and police personnel in Sinai,” the sources said.



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