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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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US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strike

US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strikeThe United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday. “In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants on the morning of Dec. 24, 2017, in southern Somalia, killing 13 terrorists,” read the statement from the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). The United States has stepped up its operations in Somalia in recent weeks, with frequent strikes against Shabaab and a separate self-proclaimed branch of the Islamic State in the Horn of Africa nation.



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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

Militants storm Kabul spy training centreMilitants stormed an intelligence agency training centre in Kabul on Monday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, triggering an intense gunbattle with Afghan police. Security forces battled the militants, besieged in a construction site at the National Directorate of Security (NDS), for hours before killing at least two attackers. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said two police officers were injured but there were no civilian casualties.



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Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, one of the most wanted militants in the world, dead or alive?

Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, one of the most wanted militants in the world, dead or alive?The world's most wanted militant may still be alive.



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The Latest: IS militants came to Syrian town with hit list

The Latest: IS militants came to Syrian town with hit listBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):



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16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militantsSixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said Saturday, in a rare flare-up outside the Sinai Peninsula. The official toll from the interior ministry was lower than a figure given earlier by security and medical sources of at least 35 Egyptian police officers killed in the clashes which began on Friday night. The ministry said it had sent police to the area, less than 200 kilometres (125 miles) southwest of Cairo, after learning that militants were there “hiding, training, and preparing to carry out terrorist operations”.



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