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The raid targeted areas in Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid
Security sources reported that a vehicle was destroyed, suspected to have been used in launching the attack
Decision comes after the armed forces discovered tunnels over 800 metres long
Twenty-three arrested as armed forces continue operations against militants
At least 19 people killed
2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment
Egypt expresses concern as string of attacks claims dozens of lives
Operation part of an intensification of security measures throughout the country
US officials have been touring Arab states seeking support campaign against extremist group
Steven Sotloff became second American journalist ISIS killed by beheading
Insurgency and military operations against militants continue in North Sinai
Landmine planted on Rafah-Sheikh Zuweid Road, perpetrators unknown
State media says soldiers were chasing smugglers in the Western Desert
Egypt’s armed forces destroyed five tunnels and apprehended five Palestinian nationals attempting to cross into North Sinai at Rafah during operations taking place between 7 and 10 August, according to the military spokesman’s official page. This brings the total count of destroyed tunnels to 1664. During the operations, the Second Field Army also seized 5,400 …
Security forces investigating the scene
Attack executed by 20 armed men in vehicles equipped with explosives, says army spokesperson
Scores of Christians flee Mosul amid continued prosecution by Islamist extremists
Spokesperson says no civilians were killed
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Thursday announced that Baghdad was buying more than a dozen of the warplanes from Russia in a deal that could be worth up to $500m
The militant onslaught has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, alarmed world leaders, and put Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki under pressure at home and abroad.
The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.
Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.
The air raids came after the 13-year-old son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed on the Golan on Sunday morning.
AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …
Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
An army major confirmed that the town and its surrounding areas were in insurgent hands.
The militants, spearheaded by the powerful jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have overrun all of one province and chunks of three more since they launched their offensive late last Monday.
AFP – A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border killed 30 “terrorists” on Saturday, state television reported. “A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others,” the television reported. Just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Iraqi border, …
The attack at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport began just before midnight Sunday and around dawn, the military said that all 10 attackers had been killed.
South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.