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Kurdish forces warn: Daesh is rebuilding in Syria
Four years after the lost caliphate was reduced to 2% of its territory, Kurdish forces fear that the withdrawal of the US military could lead to a resurgence of the self-styled Islamic State. Kurdish forces warn of the resurgence of Daesh in Syria. In a report by The Guardian, Lukman
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Murder of British MP considered by police a “terrorist incident”
The assassination of British MP David Amess was considered “a terrorist incident”, with the initial investigation pointing to a “potential motivation linked to Islamic extremism”, the Metropolitan Police (Met) of London reported early in the morning. The investigation is being conducted by Met’s Counter-Terrorism Command, in collaboration with the Specialized
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Putin says there are 2,000 Islamic State members in northern Afghanistan
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he has information about the concentration of “extremist and terrorist” groups in northern Afghanistan and that the Islamic State group has 2,000 members in the region. “The concentration of extremist groups and terrorists near the border with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is
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Iraq announces arrest of senior member of Islamic State
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi announced today the arrest of a senior member of the extremist group Islamic State (EI), which is on the US most-wanted list for being responsible for the extremist group’s finances. Iraq’s national intelligence service on Sunday carried out a “complex operation that captured Sami Jasim,
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US has military in Taiwan to train local forces
The United States has a small military contingent stationed in Taiwan for at least a year to train local forces against a possible threat from China, revealed the US newspaper “Wall Street Journal”. The contingent is made up of about 20 members of the Special Forces and the Marine Corps,
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“They cannot force us to follow the path chosen by China”, says Taiwan President
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday called for the island’s defenses to be strengthened to show that “no one can force Taiwan to follow the path that China has chosen” to a territory whose sovereignty is claimed by Beijing. In her speech on National Republic Day of China, the official
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Will Russia’s hypersonic missile test relaunch Cold War-style arms race?
Russia announced on Monday that it had launched a hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine for the first time – one of the Zircon class missiles President Vladimir Putin and his military officers see as potential game-changers. It is pitch black in the video when, suddenly, after about ten seconds,
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Eruption of volcano in La Palma must be far from over
The end of the eruption of the volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is not likely to be near, despite being in the “mature” phase, as indicated today by the Spanish National Geographic Institute (IGN). After the daily meeting of the scientific commission that assesses
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Is the S-500 Russia’s Answer to America’s Space Corps? Hypersonic Missile System Designed to Intercept Attacks From Space
The system will be highly specialised in satellite hunting, ballistic missile interception and neutralisation of high-value enemy aircraft such as AWACS platforms. More recently, however, it has emerged that the S-500 has been designed not only to strike targets in space but also to defend the area under its coverage
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Russian troops start receiving the first S-500 systems
The first deliveries to Russian troops of the promising anti-aircraft missile (SAM) system S-500 “Prometheus” began shortly after the state tests, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced to TASS during the Forum of Oil and Gas in Tyumen. He noted that state tests were recently completed, missile system
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