Terrorism
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ISIS leader killed in drone strike

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/18, 11:08 am

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday targeted and killed an Islamic State (ISIS) leader responsible for the 2014 beheading of an American aid worker, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News on Monday. Abu al-Umarayn and several ISIS members were killed in precision drone strikes in a desert area in southeast Syria, according to U.S. Central Command.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rahmat Gul

Taliban attacks British security firm in Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/18, 10:51 am

Taliban extremists claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan’s capital Wednesday that killed at least six people at a British security firm. The incident in Kabul injured at least 32 others. A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed truck into the gate of the G4S security compound, and several other armed militants then stormed inside. G4S, one of several foreign security contractors in the country, provides guards for the area around the British Embassy in Kabul.

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Associated Press/Photo by Patrick Semansky

Three U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/18, 09:52 am

A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed three U.S. soldiers on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. Three other service members and one American contractor were also injured when the improvised explosive device detonated near the provincial capital of Ghazni. The injured were evacuated and are receiving medical care, according to U.S. military spokesman Lt. Ubon Mendie. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said it destroyed a U.S. tank.

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