Philippine militants wound 22 soldiers in clash after freeing Italian

Apr 9, 2016

Philippine militants wound 22 soldiers in clash after freeing Italian

Some 22 Philippine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a firefight with Islamic militants, the military said, a day after the release of a retired Italian priest taken hostage in the Muslim-populated south of the country. The Philippine security forces have been hunting the militant ...

U.S. behind Syria strike that killed top Nusra Front militant

Apr 5, 2016

U.S. behind Syria strike that killed top Nusra Front militant

The United States has carried out an airstrike that is believed to have killed a prominent leader of the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syria wing, U.S. officials said Monday. Islamist rebel sources said , Abu Firas al-Souri, who was a former Syrian Army officer discharged ...

Pentagon says dozens killed in U.S. airstrike on al-Qaida camp in Yemen

Mar 23, 2016

Pentagon says dozens killed in U.S. airstrike on al-Qaida camp in Yemen

U.S. military planes killed dozens of fighters at an al-Qaida affiliate’s training camp in a mountainous region of Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The raids came almost one year since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched its bombing campaign against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who challenged ...

Extremists kill 14 civilians, two special forces in Cote d'Ivoire

Mar 14, 2016

Extremists kill 14 civilians, two special forces in Cote d'Ivoire

Armed men attacked an Cote d’Ivoire beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending tourists fleeing through the historic town of Grand-Bassam in an attack claimed by al-Qaida’s North Africa branch. Bloody bodies were sprawled on the beach and witnesses described horrific ...