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Israeli envoy says Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria

Israeli envoy says Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria(Reuters) – Israel’s envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus. Holding up a map, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Security Council that Iran had set up a training base just over five miles from Damascus. “What you can see here is Iran’s central induction and recruitment center in Syria.



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Israeli envoy says Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria

Israeli envoy says Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria(Reuters) – Israel’s envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus. Holding up a map, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Security Council that Iran had set up a training base just over five miles from Damascus. “What you can see here is Iran’s central induction and recruitment center in Syria.



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Death toll in Kabul Shiite mosque attack jumps to 56: officials

Death toll in Kabul Shiite mosque attack jumps to 56: officialsThe death toll in the Shiite mosque attack in Kabul has jumped to 56, officials said Saturday, as the Afghan capital reels from the latest deadly violence. “The toll from yesterday’s Imam Zaman mosque attack has increased to 56 killed, including women and children, and 55 wounded,” an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. Officials had previously put the number of dead at 39 and 45 wounded in the attack claimed by the Islamic State group, which belongs to the rival Sunni branch of Islam.



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Iraqi Shiite militias pledge to take part in next IS fight

Iraqi Shiite militias pledge to take part in next IS fightBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Shiite militias announced on Monday they will participate in the next major battle against the Islamic State group after the Iraqi forces' victory in Mosul last month.



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Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in SyriaBAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters had targeted the militiamen.



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Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in SyriaBAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters had targeted the militiamen.



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Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy

Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemyMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.



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Philippine blast probe focuses on Shiite imam

Philippine blast probe focuses on Shiite imamPhilippine police believe a Shiite Muslim cleric was the likely target of explosions that killed two people in Manila, an official said Sunday, rejecting Islamic State claims of involvement. Six others were injured when two explosions rocked the office of the imam, Nasser Abinal, in the capital’s busy Quiapo district on Saturday. Oscar Albayalde, head of police forces in the capital, said the bomb was apparently intended for Abinal who is also government tax officer for the Manila region.



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