EGYPT: Army says 18 #militants #killed in operation against #Daesh in northern Sinai; move follows Friday’s deadly attack in Al-Arish – Daily News Egypt – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: Egyptian army says 18 #militants #killed in operation against Islamic State militants in northern Sinai; move follows Friday’s deadly attack in Al-Arish – Daily News Egypt – http://bit.ly/2e1mzFJ

As another Eight Egyptian security forces killed in Sinai attack as they start a major operation to root out militants …

At least eight Egyptian security forces have been #killed and nearly a dozen others injured in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula as the army begins a major operation to root out terrorists.

Citing security forces, local media reported that a #police officer and four soldiers were #killed after armed fighters attacked a security patrol in Abu Taweela village in Shiekh Zwayed city of North Sinai on Sunday. Eight soldiers were also injured in the same incident.

Jihadists have mounted a string of deadly operations against security forces since the military ousted Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)

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SYRIA: ‘ ‘ Five civilians killed & 55-others injured after militants target Damascus ‘

#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:Aug.12: Five civilians were killed and 55 others injured after militants targeted Damascus on Wednesday with mortars and rockets that landed in various neighborhoods, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.

The shells were fired from positions in the eastern al-Ghouta, a source at Damascus Police Command said, adding that most of the victims were women and children.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was expected to head for Damascus from Beirut later in the day to discuss a new plan to resolve the civil war.

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#damascus, #damascus-police-command, #iranian-foreign-minister-mohammad-javad-zarif, #militants

LIBYA: ‘ Al-Qaeda Battling Islamic State after one of their leaders are Killed ‘

#AceNewsReport – LIBYA:Post Update:June.10: Al-Qaeda-linked militants are battling an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) affiliate in eastern Libya after one of their leaders was shot dead, AP reported.

Nasr Akr, an Al-Qaeda-inspired militant, was assassinated along with his aide in the eastern town of Darna. The Shura Council of Darna’s jihadists announced his killing on Wednesday, blaming it on Islamic State militants.

The killing sparked heavy fighting, leaving at least nine IS militants dead, according to witnesses. The so-called Islamic State seized control of Darna last year.

The IS group began as an Al-Qaeda affiliate, but later fell out with the jihadist network.

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#al-qaeda, #beirut, #counter-terrorism-centre, #darna, #free-syrian-army, #help-desk, #internet-forum, #islamic-state, #jihadism, #militants, #syria, #terror-terrorism, #united-states

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM MILITANTS ATTACK MILITARY BASE ACCORDING TO REPORTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA: Jan.12: Boko Haram militants in Nigeria attacked a military base in north-western Cameroon on Monday, TASS reported, citing police.

Residents of Kolofata reportedly fled the town where fierce fighting broke out.

Boko Haram has crossed the border with Cameroon in the past to avoid clashing with Nigeria’s military.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #militants

LIBYA: ‘ AIR-FORCE ATTACK GREEK OPERATED OIL TANKER IN MILITANT CONTROLLED PORT ‘

#AceWorldNews – LIBYA:Jan.05: The Libyan air force has attacked a Greek operated oil tanker in the militant controlled port of Derna, killing two of the crew and injuring another two, AFP reports.

Aegean Shipping, which runs the tanker, said that no oil has leaked out and the company is as assessing the damage.

A Libyan military spokesman said the tanker was “suspicious” and had been hit because it had not been inspected before entering the port.

The Libyan military carried out several attacks on Derna last year in an attempt to weaken the Islamic militants, who have controlled it for the past two years.

#ANS2015

#derna, #greek, #militants, #oil-tanker

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM SIEZE TOWN & MILITARY BASE AS TROOPS LEAVE POSTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.04: The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.

A senator in Borno state said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday. 

Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to neighbouring Chad, said many people had been killed and the town set ablaze. Baga, scene of a Nigerian army massacre in 2013, was the last town in the Borno North area under government control.

It hosted the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), made up of troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger.Set up in 1998 to fight trans-border crime in the Lake Chad region, the force more recently took on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram attacks towns and villages on an almost daily basis, abducting people including young boys and girls, BBC Africa editor Mary Harper reports. The military, which includes Western advisers and surveillance, seems incapable of dealing with the problem, our editor adds.

#ANS2015

#baga, #boko-haram, #chad, #militants, #troops

VIDEO: IRAQ: ‘ ISLAMIC STATE KIDNAP 170 MEN FOR FLAG BURNING ‘

#AceNewsServices Featured Post: IRAQ: Jan.03: Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 170 men in two villages in northern Iraq, officials and locals said. The jihadists are reportedly searching for people who burned their flags.

The men were abducted from the villages of Al-Shajara and Gharib in Kirkuk province Friday. Earlier it was reported that two flags of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) were burned in the area.

“Members of the [IS] organization who were driving around 30 vehicles took the kidnapped [people] to the center of Hawijah [town],” an intelligence officer told AFP.

Hawija, with about 450,000 inhabitants, has a jihadist court and a prison.

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk (Reuters / Ako Rasheed)

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk (Reuters / Ako Rasheed)

Women from Al-Shajara village asked the extremists not to harm their men, a villager said. The extremists replied that they were planning to punish only those responsible for burning of the flag.

The Gharib resident said that IS fighters took about 90 men from his village, adding that they were searching for 15 men who set ablaze the militants’ flag there.

Islamic State jihadists have repeatedly turned to mass detentions of residents in Iraq and Syria. In September, the group took 50 people in Kirkuk province after locals burned an IS flag and attacked one of their positions.

Since the IS lightning advance this year, the insurgents have committed systematic human rights abuses – including mass executions, abducting women, and using girls as sex slaves, according to a UN report.

About 1.8 million Iraqis have been forced to leave their homes. More than 500,000 Yazidis and other religious minorities have fled Islamic State attacks in northern Iraq since June, most to the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

In areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State, trials have been conducted by self-appointed courts where people, including Sunnis, have been condemned to death for breaking Sharia law.

Islamic State has also carried out indiscriminate destruction of places of cultural and religious significance which do not conform to its takfiri doctrine. Under the doctrine, Sunni militants justify their actions by branding others as apostates.

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#ANS2015

#islamic-state, #jihadists, #militants

NIGERIA: ‘ ARMED MILITANTS ABDUCT 40 PEOPLE AGED 10-23 FROM LOCAL VILLAGE ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.03: Armed militants abducted 40 boys and young men from a remote village in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday.

The raid became known only when residents who escaped from the village informed the authorities on Saturday, AFP reports.

The age of all the kidnapped males is from 10 to 23. Officials suspect the militants were Boko Haram members, who still hold in captivity over 200 schoolgirls abducted last April.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #militants

NIGERIA: ‘ AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS KILL 7 SOLDIERS IN RETALIATION OVER US KILLING OF LEADER ‘

AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.02: Al Shabaab militants staged an attack on a military base outside the town of Baidoa on Friday morning, killing at least 7 Somali soldiers, a Somali military official said. “Al Shabaab “ attacked our base unexpectedly early in the morning today.

We lost seven soldiers,” Captain Ahmed Idow, a Somali military officer, told Reuters. The attack comes just days after the United States said it had killed the group’s chief of intelligence, Tahliil Abdishakur. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operation spokesman, told Reuters:

“We fiercely attacked the military base near Baidoa,” The militants are attempting to remove the Mogadishu government and introduce Islamic law in the country.

#ANS2015

#al-shaabab, #militants

PAKISTAN:’ JETS & GROUND FORCES KILL 59 MILITANTS IN TIT FOR TAT REPRISALS ‘

#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN:Dec.19 – Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, AP reported, citing the army.

Three security personnel were wounded in the ensuing shoot out. Air-strikes and ground operations on Thursday and Friday were carried out in the Khyber agency – one of two main areas in the north west where the military has been trying to root out militants in recent months.

The offensive continued after Taliban fighters killed 148 people in a school massacre.

#ANS2014 

#killed, #militants

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.

#ANS2014 

#al-qaeda, #fighters, #islamist, #militants, #soldiers

‘ AL-QAEDA YEMEN PLACE BLAME FIRMLY AT DOOR OF WASHINGTON FOR DEATHS OF HOSTAGES ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.11 – Al-Qaeda in Yemen has blamed Washington for the death of a US and South African hostage killed in a failed rescue attempt by US forces, Reuters reported.

The US president and his government “could have at least negotiated” the militants’ demands, said Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, representing the group.

His comments appeared in a video published on Thursday by the SITE Intelligence group, which monitors Islamist militants.“Despite our warning to him not to act foolishly” the US president “chose a military solution, which failed before and failed once again,” al-Ansi said.

American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot by the kidnappers during the raid on Saturday in the arid Wadi Abadan district of Shabwa.

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#ANS2014 

#al-qaeda, #failed, #killed, #militants

‘ MOSQUES ALLEGED TO BE USED FOR RECRUITING MILITANTS ARE GROUNDLESS ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – Nov.26 – The Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department (DUM) has made inspections of Moscow mosques following Internet reports alleging that some of the mosques were used to recruit militants for operations in the Middle East.

' Muslim religious leaders in Moscow carry on regular work for prevention of extremism, the Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department said '

‘ Muslim religious leaders in Moscow carry on regular work for prevention of extremism, the Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department said ‘

As a result of the inspections, DUM representatives in an official statement have denied the reports as “groundless.” /TASS/. reported. 

“The Moscow mosques cannot serve as recruitment centers for militants deployed to fight in Syria because Muslim religious leaders carry on regular work for prevention of extremism,” the statement said. “Unauthorized gatherings or any recruitment activities are banned in the Moscow mosques; any attempts to violate the ban are resolutely cut short,” the statement said.

“The Imams of the Moscow Mosque regularly conduct seminars and deliver lectures for purposes of prevention of radical propaganda and protection of spiritual and moral values advocated by Islam,” it said.

The Internet report claimed that the alleged recruitment centre for volunteers to fight in Syria was in a mosque in Prospect Mira street in Moscow.

#ANS2014 

#alleged, #ban, #extremism, #militants, #recruitment

KENYA: ‘ AL-SHABAB CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR BUS ATTACK KILLING 28 PASSENGERS ‘

#AceWorldNews – KENYA – Nov.22 – Latest updated news: The Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack in neighbouring Kenya, which left 28 people killed.

The killing of bus passengers was retaliation for raids on mosques in the city of Mombasa by the Kenyan military, the group’s spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told Reuters in an emailed statement.

#ANS2014

#al-shabab, #bus, #killed, #militants, #military

KENYA: ‘ AL-SHABAB MILITANTS HIJACK A BUS & KILL 28 NON-MUSLIMS ON BOARD ‘

#AceWorldNews – KENYA – Nov.22 – Authorities say al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

Two police officers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bus was hijacked 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the town of Mandera on its way to the capital Nairobi, AP reported.

Kenya has witnessed a rise in attacks by al-Shabab militants since it sent troops into Somalia in October 2011.

There have been over 100 attacks since then, including the 2013 Westgate Mall massacre that left 67 people dead.

#ANS2014 

#al-shabab, #bus, #hijacked, #killed, #militants, #non-muslims

‘ IRAQI SECURITY FORCES RECAPTURE BAIJI OIL REFINERY FROM ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRAQ (Mosul) – Nov.18 – Iraqi security forces entered the country’s largest refinery for the first time on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

' Baiji Oil Refinery in Mosul '

‘ Baiji Oil Refinery in Mosul ‘

“The anti-terrorism force called Mosul Battalion, entered Baiji refinery for the first time in five months,” said police colonel Saleh Jaber.

Government forces had battled militants of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), who had surrounded it, for months.

State TV showed what it said was live footage of the complex from outside its walls.

#ANS2014 

#battle, #government, #militants, #oil, #refinery

AFGHANISTAN: ‘ TALIBAN MILITANT GROUP LAY DOWN ARMS & SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov. 17 – A group of 17 Taliban militants has laid down arms and surrendered to the authorities of Badakhshan province in north-east Afghanistan, the head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said on Monday ./TASS/. reported. 

' The head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the militants won't be charged, despite the fact that they previously actively participated in the attacks '

‘ The head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the militants won’t be charged, despite the fact that they previously actively participated in the attacks ‘

According to him, the group has given all their small arms to the security forces. “Despite the fact that the militants participated actively in the attacks, we’re not going to charge them,” he added. “I’m sure this will have positive impact on the situation in the region and will urge other radicals to return to peaceful life.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that earlier a dozen more Taliban members surrendered in the northeast Afghanistan. The movement leaders give no comments on the reasons for their members switching to the government side.

The government announcements on the extremists giving up armed struggle come amid the “peace process” announced by the new president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai which implies the activation of negotiations between the government and its Taliban opponents and other extremist organizations.

In accordance with the plan the radicals are guaranteed immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for refusal to continue the armed struggle.

#ANS2014 

#arms, #criminal, #group, #leaders, #militants, #movement, #radicals

‘ EGYPTIAN NAVY VESSEL COMES UNDER TERRORIST ATTACK BY SUSPECTED MILITANTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – An Egyptian Navy vessel came under “terrorist” attack in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, AFP reported.

'8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean '

‘8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean ‘

Five servicemen were injured and eight others are missing at sea, according to the military.

Four boats used by the assailants were destroyed and 32 of the suspected militants were reportedly arrested.

MENA news agency said that a naval vessel had been set alight in an exchange of fire with assailants about 70km from Egypt’s shore off the coast of the Damietta province in the north-east.

#ANS2014 

#attack, #destroyed, #fire, #militants, #terrorist

NIGERIA: ‘ SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATES EXPLOSION AT SCHOOL DRESSED IN SCHOOL UNIFORM – REPORTS ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA – Nov.10 – Several dozen students were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosion at a school in north-east Nigeria, according to media reports.

The Associated Press reported the bomber was disguised in a school uniform.

The suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Monday in north-east Nigeria, AFP said.“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber” when students gathered for morning assembly at their school in Potiskum, Yobe state, according to national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu.

However, the Associated Press said soldiers who rushed to the scene were chased away by a crowd throwing stones and shouting that they are angry at the military’s inability to halt a 5-year-old insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

The attack so far has nobody claiming responsibility but was likely carried out by Islamist extremists from the Boko Haram group, he added, who have been more active lately. 

#ANS2014 

#explosion, #injured, #killed, #militants, #school, #students

PENTAGON: ‘ REPORT ALLEGES ISLAMABAD SUPPORTS MILITANT PROXIES IN INDIA & AFGHANISTAN ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – November 06 – Pakistan summoned the US ambassador after a Pentagon report alleged that Islamabad supports militant proxies in neighbouring India and Afghanistan, AP reported.

The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Pakistani National Security and Foreign Affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz conveyed the complaint to US Ambassador Richard Olson.

The US Defence Department’s report, ‘Progress Towards Security and Stability in Afghanistan’, said militants continue to enjoy safe havens in Pakistan.

According to Pentagon, the fighters are used as a hedge against Islamabad’s loss of influence in Afghanistan and as a counterweight to India’s superior military.

#ANS2014 

#afghanistan, #islamabad, #militants, #pakistan