Terrorism
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Attacks in Syria target Christians, civilians

Syria | Suicide bombings shake a city in the country’s northeast, and ISIS assassinates a local priest and his father.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/12/19, 10:42 am

Away from the front lines of an ongoing offensive by Turkey against Syrian forces, terror attacks struck at the heart of northeast Syria’s beleaguered civilians, targeting Christians. 

Two suicide bombings on Monday exploded in Qamishli, a city jointly patrolled by the semi-autonomous Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian army.

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U.S. details al-Baghdadi raid

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/01/19, 01:21 pm

The United States destroyed the compound where it killed Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi so it wouldn’t become a shrine to him, according to U.S. General Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie. The Pentagon has released photos and videos of the overnight raid that killed al-Baghdadi last weekend. McKenzie added that soldiers buried the ISIS leader’s remains at sea within 24 hours of his death.

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U.S. military kills ISIS leader

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/28/19, 11:20 am

The parents of an American woman slain by Islamic State praised President Donald Trump for the military raid that killed the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, over the weekend. ISIS captured Kayla Mueller in 2013 in Aleppo, Syria. Al-Baghdadi was believed to have personally tortured and raped her before her reported death in 2015. On Sunday, her father, Carl Mueller, said he didn’t think anything would have stopped Trump “from getting this guy.”

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