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Top Iraqi militant leader ‘killed’

admin April 17, 2015

Top Iraqi militant leader ‘killed’ Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq’s ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say. They say he died in fighting in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad. His supporters have denied the claim. Douri, 72, led the Naqshbandi Order insurgent group, a key… Continue Reading »


Red Cross to send planes to Yemen

admin April 6, 2015

Red Cross to send planes to Yemen The Red Cross says a ceasefire is desperately needed to halt civilian deaths The International Committee of the Red Cross is due to make two emergency aid flights into Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The ICRC has been given permission to land planes carrying staff and medical supplies in Yemen,… Continue Reading »


‘Sharp rise’ in foreign fighters

admin April 2, 2015

‘Sharp rise’ in foreign fighters Experts have said that Syria and Iraq have become a “finishing school” for extremists More than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS), according to a UN report. Experts have said that the flow of foreign fighters is “higher than it… Continue Reading »

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