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#Security Forces

# security-forces - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Seven police killed by rebel bomb attack in Turkey's Kurdish south

A 30-year campaign by separatists resumed last year.

# security-forces - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Manhunt for terrorist suspects continues as Islamic State flag found at scene of shootout

One person was killed and four officers injured in a shootout last night.

# security-forces - Monday 7 March, 2016

45 dead in terrorist violence in Tunisia

28 of those killed were terrorists, security forces said.

# security-forces - Monday 11 August, 2014

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

# security-forces - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers ISIL This post contains images

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers

Some images appear to depict mass killings.

# security-forces - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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 - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants

The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.

# security-forces - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"

The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.

# security-forces - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Irish women reportedly arrested after Cairo mosque stand-off

The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with Egyptian authorities to try to secure their safety.

# security-forces - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

At least 17 killed in Egypt police crackdown Egypt This post contains videos

At least 17 killed in Egypt police crackdown

Security forces backed by bulldozers moved in to dismantle the camp in Cairo set up by Morsi supporters.

# security-forces - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

# security-forces - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster

A policeman has reportedly been killed in violence in the coastal city of Port Said following the announcement of the verdicts.

# security-forces - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Bomb placed under security vehicle kills 11 in Pakistan

Paramilitary personnel were targeted in the attack, which killed 11 people and injured a further 27.

# security-forces - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Fighter jets, helicopter gunships target rebel areas of Syria's Aleppo - reports

The country’s second city has seen fresh heavy violence today, according to reports from the area.

# security-forces - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral United Nations This post contains videos

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

# security-forces - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report

Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.

# security-forces - Monday 28 November, 2011

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

# security-forces - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

November set to be Syria's bloodiest month as dozens more die in clashes

Human rights organisations say that up to 90 people died in the past 24 hours in clashes between civilians and security forces, and soldiers and army defectors.

# security-forces - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Egypt's military rulers ban all forms of discrimination

The new decrees from the transitional military leaders are seen as a response to attacks on Coptic Christians last week.

# security-forces - Monday 10 October, 2011

24 killed and hundreds wounded during clashes in Egypt

The clashes between Christians, Muslims and security forces raged in Cairo yesterday, leading to 200 people being wounded.

# security-forces - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Irish colonel to head EU training of Somali security forces

The training will take place in Uganda and also involves the cooperation of the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Uganda and the United States of America.

# security-forces - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Syrian government vows 'decisive' response after killing of security forces

The government claimed that some 120 security forces had been killed by armed militia in violence in the north of the country.

# security-forces - Friday 13 May, 2011

Thousands of Syrians take to the streets again with one protester killed

In what has become a weekly event, thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers only to be met with bullets, tear gas and batons wielded by security forces.

# security-forces - Monday 13 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Wikileaks docs claims Adams and McGuinness knew about Northern bank heist, Pat Rabbitte calls for resignation of AIB board over bonuses, and Julian Assange seeks “non-timid” life partner for fun and a bit of light criminal conspiracy.