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35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: Officials

At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country`s Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said.

Oct 21, 2017, 06:18 AM IST

Concerns grow as Chinese jihadis rise in Syria

Analysts have warned of the increasing security threat to Beijing as Chinese jihadis are on the rise in Syria, thereby forcing the country to rethink its Middle East strategy.

Apr 23, 2017, 11:00 AM IST

Missile kills 11 Islamists, 5 others in Syria`s Idlib: Monitor

At least 11 Islamist fighters and five civilians were killed as a ballistic missile struck a building in northwest Syria during a meeting between rebel groups, a monitor said Monday.

Jan 25, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

Suicide bomber, clashes kill 12 Libyan soldiers in Benghazi

Nine Libyan soldiers were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday by a suicide bomber and in ensuing clashes between troops and Islamist fighters, medics and military sources said.

Jul 29, 2015, 05:57 AM IST

At least 19 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Chad: Source

At least 19 Boko Haram fighters and two Chadian soldiers were killed in combat on Friday after the insurgents attacked a Chadian village on the banks of Lake Chad, a military source said.

Jul 18, 2015, 06:33 AM IST

Mali makes arrests linked to Islamist attacks: Sources

The Malian army captured two people linked to Islamist group Ansar Dine and seized evidence linking them to planned attacks, security sources said on Saturday.

Jul 12, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

Armed men attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast on Sunday, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Diaran Kone told Reuters.

Jun 28, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

Islamist gunmen attack western Mali town, 12 dead

 Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, leaving 12 people dead, including three soldiers and nine attackers, the defence ministry said.

Jun 28, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

NE Nigeria`s Adamawa state hit by renewed Boko Haram violence

Eight people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a livestock market in northeast Nigeria, as Boko Haram violence escalated further after a period of relative calm.

May 19, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Apr 27, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: Monitor

Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast.

Apr 26, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

Devout Muslims claim crackdown in Tajikistan amid Syria fears

 Rustam Gulov was walking in Khudzhand, a city in Central Asia`s Tajikistan, when police detained him and took him to the station. By the time he came out, his beard had been shaved clean -- against his will. 

Apr 23, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

Cameroon frees 24 hostages after suspected Boko Haram kidnapping

Cameroon`s army has freed 24 of some 80 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters based in neighbouring Nigeria, a defence ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Jan 20, 2015, 06:07 AM IST

Boko Haram clash with Nigeria troops as govt vows fightback

Boko Haram fought running battles with Nigerian troops in a restive northeast city on Friday, as the government vowed to win back territory lost to the militants in recent months.

Jan 10, 2015, 04:08 AM IST

Summary execution, beheading, amputation claims in Boko Haram fight

Nigerian troops were on Thursday accused of killing 16 Boko Haram suspects, after vigilantes claimed to have beheaded dozens of Islamist fighters in the country`s far northeast.

Nov 07, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

Fresh clashes in Libya`s Benghazi kill dozens: Officials

Tripoli: Fresh fighting erupted in Libya`s second city Wednesday, bringing the death toll in three days of violence between pro-government militias and Islamist fighters to more than 30, officials said.

Nov 06, 2014, 04:11 AM IST

US-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: Monitor

Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

Oct 23, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi: Medic

Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general`s forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

Sep 17, 2014, 02:03 AM IST

Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior UN officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.

Sep 01, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon`s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.

Aug 14, 2014, 20:47 PM IST