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3 Turkish soldiers killed in mortar attack from Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers died on Saturday in a mortar attack by Kurdish militants launched from Iraqi territory, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, Arab News reported. “Three of our brothers in arms died as martyrs after mortar fire …

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5 PKK terrorists neutralized in southeast Turkey

At least five PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province, security source said on Thursday, Anadolu agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their …

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Turkey neutralizes almost 160 terrorists

Turkish security forces have neutralized 159 terrorists in April, Turkey's Ministry of Defense said. Operations are ongoing to clear the PKK terrorist group from the region, particularly along the Turkey's southeastern border …

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Syria accuses Turkey of supporting terrorists

Syria's Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that Turkey’s intelligence services support the terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (new name of Jabhat al-Nusra outlawed in Russia) in Idlib …

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Turkey hits PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on its website. The Turkish jets destroyed shelters, ammunition depots and weapon pits used by PKK terrorists in the Zap, Gara …

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Explosion in Damascus kills person

One person was killed and five others wounded today when an explosion occurred in Syria's capital Damascus, state TV reported. According to the report, the explosion rocked the Naher Aysheh area south of Damascus. Investigations are …

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Ex-head of Ankara Intelligence Department detained

Former head of the Intelligence Department of Ankara Sabri Uzun was detained in Turkey. According to the news reports, he is accused of supporting and promoting terrorism.  Other details of the operation …

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4 killed as attack on Saudi police station foiled

Saudi Arabia has foiled a terrorist attack north Riyadh, killing four attackers, Xinhua reported citing Al Arabiya TV. The attack targeted the General Directorate of Investigation Centre in al-Zulfi suburb around 250 km north of Riyadh. …

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Turkish police detains ISIS terrorists in Turkey's Izmir

Twelve militants of the ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) were detained during a special operation conducted by the provincial police in the country's Izmir province. The operation to detain terrorists was carried out in three …

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Foreign nationals detained in Turkey over ISIS links

Turkish security forces detained ten foreign nationals over links to the ISIS terrorist organization in Turkey's Izmir province. The Counterterrorism Branch of the Izmir Security Directorate conducted simultaneous operations in the …

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Pompeo comments on Trump's decision on IRGC

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that with naming Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization the Trump administration had no intention to benefit Israeli Prime Minister …

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Jihadists attack key city in western Syria, 5 killed

Jihadist rebels launched several rockets towards the key city of Masyaf in the western countryside of the Hama Governorate, Al-Masdar News reports. The jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama reportedly fired several rockets into …

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Air raids kill 5 IS fighters in eastern Afghan province

At least five militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS) group have been killed after the security forces' fighting aircraft pounded the militants' hideout in Chapa Dara district of the eastern Kunar province, said an army statement …

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