Al-Qaida-linked jihadis open fire on protesters in Idlib: monitor

Jul 21, 2017

Al-Qaida-linked jihadis open fire on protesters in Idlib: monitor

Jihadis from a coalition led by al-Qaida’s former Syria affiliate fired on protesters in northwestern Idlib province on Thursday, a day after killing a demonstrator in the area, a monitor said.The incident comes as the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) alliance fights pitched battles ...

Jul 14, 2017

U.S., Somalia forces raid al-Shabab village, kill several: Official

United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as both countries step up efforts against Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group.Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in ...

Libya forces in 'liberated' Benghazi continue to fight jihadis

Jul 10, 2017

Libya forces in 'liberated' Benghazi continue to fight jihadis

Jihadis are still battling Libyan forces in Benghazi days after strongman Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled army declared victory in the eastern city, his forces said Sunday.Col. Miloud Zwei, spokesman for Haftar’s Libyan National Army, said the fighting persisted in the district of Soug ...

Al-Qaida-linked Mali extremists release video of six foreign hostages

Jul 3, 2017

Al-Qaida-linked Mali extremists release video of six foreign hostages

An al-Qaida-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, a group that monitors jihadi communications says, shortly before the French president arrived in the West African country for an anti-terror summit.The recently formed Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen issued the ...

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Jun 23, 2017

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base ...

Jun 23, 2017

U.S. says Yemen airstrike killed al-Qaida commander, two comrades

The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates.U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian ...