SYRIA: ‘ OVER 100 SOLDIERS & 80 ISLAMIST FIGHTERS KILLED AT MILITARY BASE – REPORTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – SYRIA:Dec.16 – Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle over the Wadi al-Deif military base, Reuters reported, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing, the Al-Nusra Front, overran the base, situated next to the country’s main north-south highway in Idlib province on Monday, the monitoring group said.

Two other Sunni Muslim militant groups, Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham, also took part in the battle.

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FRANCE: ‘ FRENCH POLICE DISMANTLE NETWORK RECRUITING JIHADISTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE:Dec.15 – French police dismantled a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria in raids across the country early on Monday, AFP reported.

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Police units descended on around a dozen targets, mostly in the southern region of Toulouse, but also around Paris and in the northern region of Normandy, a source said.

It was not immediately reported how many people were arrested.

Almost 1,000 French nationals are estimated to have left to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

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HELMAND: ‘ TWELVE WORKERS CLEARING MINES KILLED BY TALIBAN NEAR CAMP BASTION ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN:Dec.13- At least 12 workers clearing mines have been shot dead, another 12 wounded by Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, local police said, according to AP.

The attack happened near Camp Bastion, a former British base in Helmand province.

Police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid said Afghan forces launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three, Reuters reported.

It comes after a series of attacks on Friday and Saturday that killed two NATO soldiers and a top Afghan court official.

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SYRIA: ‘ AIR-STRIKES KILL 865 PEOPLE, 746 ISLAMIC FIGHTERS & 50 CIVILIANS ‘

#AceNewsServices – Nov.12- Air-strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 865 people, including 50 civilians, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.

The majority of the deaths, 746, were Islamic State fighters, the group said, adding that the actual figure could be much higher.

Eight of the civilians were children and five were women, Reuters said, citing the report.

The air-strikes, which started on September 23, also killed 68 members of Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, according to the Observatory.

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