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Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali
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Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali

The offensive took place on Friday near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, as per French defense minister Florence Parly

Sri Lanka police discovers Islamist militants' training camp in Kattankudy; suicide bombers of Easter Sunday blasts practiced at site
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Sri Lanka police discovers Islamist militants' training camp in Kattankudy; suicide bombers of Easter Sunday blasts practiced at site

Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking.

Shaurya Chakra recipient Irfan Sheikh fears going back home
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Shaurya Chakra recipient Irfan Sheikh fears going back home

Recently awarded India’s third-highest peacetime gallantry award, the Shaurya Chakra, 16-year-old Irfan Sheikh is in hiding, fearing revenge from jihadists

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
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New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally

Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."

Pakistan guards China’s  Great Wall against jihadists
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Pakistan guards China’s Great Wall against jihadists

China worries that with the end of the war in Syria, out-of-work jihadists will end up in its backyard

Returning jihadists carry Islamic State back home with them
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Returning jihadists carry Islamic State back home with them

The Muthana case illustrates the dilemmas. In November 2014, Hoda Muthana left the US without telling her parents, and travelled to the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa.

UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return
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UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return

The case points to a dilemma facing many European countries, divided over whether to allow jihadists and IS sympathisers home to face prosecution or barring them over security concerns as the so-called "caliphate" crumbles.

Jammu and Kashmir saw more killings of jihadists, but also more local recruits in 2018; new year to bring new challenges
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Jammu and Kashmir saw more killings of jihadists, but also more local recruits in 2018; new year to bring new challenges

As the new year arrives, new challenges are in store for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, including the conduct of the general elections.

Iraq: Six killed, several injured in multiple explosions in Baghdad's Shia-majority districts
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Iraq: Six killed, several injured in multiple explosions in Baghdad's Shia-majority districts

In the eastern district of Sadr City, two people were killed and four wounded in two explosions in the conservative Shiite neighbourhood. And two other blasts went off on busses in other parts of Baghdad's northeast, wounding seven. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the explosions.

Human Rights Watch says US should not transfer suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq 'if they will be at risk of torture or unfair trial'
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Human Rights Watch says US should not transfer suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq 'if they will be at risk of torture or unfair trial'

The New York-based watchdog said the United States had transferred suspected members of the Islamic State group for trials in Baghdad. "The US should not be transferring IS suspects from Syria to Iraq or elsewhere if they will be at risk of torture or an unfair trial," HRW's Nadim Houry said.

UK suspends mutual legal assistance process with US over fear that two suspects from Islamic State's 'Beatles' group could be executed
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UK suspends mutual legal assistance process with US over fear that two suspects from Islamic State's 'Beatles' group could be executed

The Home Office said it had agreed to a "short-term pause" of the mutual legal assistance process with the US over Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh after a request from lawyers acting for one of the men.

Mali suicide attack: Six persons dead, several injured in bomb blast at G5 Sahel headquarters in Sevare
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Mali suicide attack: Six persons dead, several injured in bomb blast at G5 Sahel headquarters in Sevare

A suicide attack in the G5 Sahel headquarters in Mali's Sevare claimed six lives and injured several others three days before a conference with French president Emmanuel Macron

Islamic State attacks kill 22 pro-regime fighters, including 9 Iranian soldiers, in south Syria, claims report
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Islamic State attacks kill 22 pro-regime fighters, including 9 Iranian soldiers, in south Syria, claims report

Islamic State group jihadists on Thursday killed 22 pro-regime fighters including 11 soldiers among them two officers, in surprise attacks in southern Syria, a monitor said.

Russia World Cup under threat from Islamic State as propaganda warns of attacks by 'lone wolves' or local jihadists
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Russia World Cup under threat from Islamic State as propaganda warns of attacks by 'lone wolves' or local jihadists

Disturbing photo-montages circulated on social media last year warned of possible Islamic State attacks during the football World Cup in Russia.

Mosul after Islamic State: Ulemas battle to rid locals of extremist ideas following city's recapture from jihadists
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Mosul after Islamic State: Ulemas battle to rid locals of extremist ideas following city's recapture from jihadists

The ulema, or Islamic scholars, aim to set up "brigades" tasked with ridding Mosul residents of extremist ideas of Islamic State following city's recapture

Families of Islamic State fighters in Iraq's Anbar province fear returning home as local residents vow revenge
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Families of Islamic State fighters in Iraq's Anbar province fear returning home as local residents vow revenge

In Iraq's Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Islamic State rule are adamant: there will be no return for families of jihadists

Mass grave containing remains of over 75 civilians and security personnel unearthed in Iraq's Kirkuk province
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Mass grave containing remains of over 75 civilians and security personnel unearthed in Iraq's Kirkuk province

A mass grave containing the remains of dozens of civilians and security personnel apparently executed by jihadists has been found in northern Iraq's Kirkuk province, its governor

Iraq hangs 38 Islamic State, Al-Qaeda operatives in mass execution; human rights groups express concern
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Iraq hangs 38 Islamic State, Al-Qaeda operatives in mass execution; human rights groups express concern

Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah

Islamic State-inspired terrorist strikes New York subway, 3 hurt: Donald Trump calls for tougher immigration rules
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Islamic State-inspired terrorist strikes New York subway, 3 hurt: Donald Trump calls for tougher immigration rules

A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour Monday, injuring three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack.

US conducts drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia for first time, kills 'several terrorists'
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US conducts drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia for first time, kills 'several terrorists'

The US has conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia, the first time America has hit jihadists in Horn of Africa nation