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US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’

The US military launched an air strike in Syria targeting ISIL fighter Mohammed Emwazi – better known as “Jihadi John” – who participated in the beheading videos of two American journalists and the killing of several other captives. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the air strike carried out on[…]

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US to investigate Afghan hospital air strike

An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said. The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike “in[…]

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Two IS leaders killed in Syria strike: Observatory

Two senior Islamic State leaders were killed in an air strike in northeastern Syria on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Observatory, which gathers its information from an activist network on the ground, identified the leaders as an Iraqi, Abu Osama al-Iraqi, and a Syrian named Amer[…]

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US warplanes hit Islamic State in Iraq

The US Defence Department has said the US military has conducted an airstrike against Islamic State fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. A Pentagon statement said two F/A-18 warplanes dropped 225 kilograms of laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece which “[the Islamic State] was using … to[…]

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