LIBYA: ‘ SUPPORTERS OF ISLAMIC STATE KILL 14 LIBYAN SOLDIERS ‘

#AceWorldNews – LIBYA:Jan.05: Supporters of Islamic State, the militant group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria, have killed 14 Libyan soldiers in the south of the country, the official government said on Saturday Reuters reported.

In separate violence, forces loyal to the internationally recognized government staged air strikes on the port of Misrata, a western city allied to a group that holds the capital Tripoli.

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SYRIA: ‘ US-LED COALITION FORCES UNLEASH 30 AIR STRIKES ON ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – SYRIA – Nov.30 – US forces unleashed at least 30 air strikes against Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] forces in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa on Saturday, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Reuters reported.

The air strikes targeted militant positions in the northern suburbs of Raqqa city, a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group. 

At least 50 extremists from the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) have been killed in US-led airstrikes in the past 24 hours in the town of Kobane, Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The monitor added that the number of deaths was one of the highest daily tolls since the extremists started their assault on Kobani in September.

US-led strikes also hit the 17th Division, a Syrian army base the Islamic State seized in July, the monitoring group reported.

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‘ NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS RISES BY SIXTY PERCENT IN ONE YEAR ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.22 – The number of people killed in militant attacks worldwide jumped more than 60 percent last year to a record high of nearly 18,000 and the figure could rise further in 2014 due to an escalation of conflict in the Middle East and Nigeria, a report showed on Tuesday Reuters reported.

'NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS RISES BY SIXTY PERCENT IN ONE YEAR '

‘NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS RISES BY SIXTY PERCENT IN ONE YEAR ‘

Four Islamist groups operating in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria were responsible for two thirds of the 2013 attacks and the vast majority of the deaths occurred in those countries, the Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said in its Global Terrorism Index.

However, militant attacks are on the rise more broadly, with two dozen countries seeing more than 50 deaths in 2013, it said.

The four most active militant groupings are Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (now renamed Islamic State), Nigeria’s Boko Haram, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and transnational al Qaeda-affiliated networks.

“There is no doubt it is a growing problem. The causes are complex but the four groups responsible for most of the deaths all have their roots in fundamentalist Islam,” said IEP founder Steve Killelea.

“They are particularly angry about the spread of Western education. That makes any attempt at the kind of social mobilizing you need to stop them particularly difficult – it can just antagonize them more,” he said.

The number of attacks themselves rose 44 percent in 2013 from the previous year to almost 10,000.

Deaths in such attacks are now five times higher than in 2000, the report showed, citing analysis of data in the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database.

Most but not all militant attacks were religiously motivated.

Attacks in India – the sixth most affected country – rose 70 percent in 2013 largely due to attacks by communist insurgents. The majority remained non-lethal.

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JERUSALEM: ‘ ISRAEL’S PRIME MINISTER BLAMES ‘ ISLAMIC INCITEMENT ‘ FOR GROWING TENSIONS ‘

#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – Nov.07 – Israel’s prime minister blamed “militant Islamic incitement” for growing tensions in Jerusalem, especially at a contested holy site that was ringed Friday by hundreds of Israeli riot police as about 15,000 Muslims performed weekly prayers there.

' HEAVY SECURITY AT CONTESTED JERUSALEM SHRINE '

‘ HEAVY SECURITY AT CONTESTED JERUSALEM SHRINE ‘

The prayers ended peacefully, though clashes erupted again later in the day between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops in an Arab neighbourhood of Jerusalem, at the main Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the city and at several locations in the West Bank.

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#Egypt : Sinai Militant Group warns tourists to leave country before February 20 before it is too late”

#AceBreakingNews says that Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt before Feb 20

The Islamist militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, has warned tourists to leave Egypt “before it’s too late.” It also threatened, on an affiliated Twitter account, to attack anyone who stays in the country after the February-20 deadline, Reuters said.

The Sinai-based group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday.

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