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# Militants

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Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants holds overnight
Since Friday, 43 Palenstinians have been killed with 300 more wounded in the conflict.
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Egyptian police kill 40 suspected militants after bomb attack on tourists
Authorities said information that the suspects were preparing a spate of attacks had been received.
Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.
'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.
'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police
Residents have been told to stay indoors.
Hamas militants 'pretended to be women' online to hack Israeli soldiers' phones
Dozens of the predominantly lower-ranked soldiers were convinced enough by the honey trap to download fake applications.
At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort
After a huge explosion, gunmen burst into the restaurant yesterday evening as diners were sitting down for their evening meal.
1980s West German militants reappear 'to rob cash for retirement'
Red Army Faction disbanded in the late 1990s.
The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria
MPs will vote on airstrikes today.
Cyber security analyst identifies 20 Islamic State supporters based in Ireland
Two recruitment sites are also operating on Irish webspace.
Alert after FBI warns that extremists could attack troops or police
Security has been upped at US military bases.
People are making sure victims of the Kenyan massacre are not forgotten
The names of the deceased and their stories are being shared on Twitter.
Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.
Mother of 'Jihadi John' says she recognised son's voice in hostage videos
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Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage
A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.
Suicide bomber disguised in school uniform kills 48 students at assembly
Today’s high school attack is the latest by Boko Haram militants.
Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010
It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.
Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed
He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.
Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State
30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.
"He was a hero" - Condemnation after Islamic State beheads British hostage
David Cameron has described the killing as “an act of pure evil”.
White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State
“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.
Islamic State releases another beheading video
The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.
American family reveals their 26-year-old daughter is being held captive in Syria
The humanitarian worker was kidnapped by the militant group some time ago.
Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque
It’s reported that a suicide bomber blew up explosives inside the building, and that the gunmen then fired on the fleeing worshippers.
Hamas executes 18 men in Gaza for alleged collaboration with Israel
A Hamas-linked website claimed men had been killed for allegedly reconnoitering targets for Israeli strikes.
Read the chilling email IS militants sent to James Foley's parents
The email says the militant group will “not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood”.
Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.
US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.
US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq
President Obama had authorised the strikes to halt what he said was a potential “genocide.”
Hamas vows Israel will pay 'a tremendous price' after 7 militants are killed
The men were killed in an early morning airstrike.
Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants
However, a “military approach will not be enough”, Iraq’s foreign minister said.
Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.
Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers
Some images appear to depict mass killings.
Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants
As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.
Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move
The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.
US condemns militant attacks in Iraq
Washington is considering options for offering military assistance to Baghdad, including drone strikes.
Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad
They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.
Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants
The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.
Rise of fascism in Ukraine is being ignored by Europe, says Russia
Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov called a fire at a trade union building in Odessa that killed 42 people as “pure fascism”
Grief-stricken Odessa "reeling" after 42 die in clashes
Ukraine’s Prime Minister is visiting the port city today.