Tag Archives: War on Terror

21Aug/17

Spanish police shoot dead suspected Barcelona attacker

SUBIRATS, NEAR BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish police on Monday (August 21) shot dead a man they suspected was the Islamist militant who drove a van into a Barcelona crowd last week, killing 13 people. Continue reading

14Apr/17

U.S. releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ strike in Afghanistan

The U.S. military releases video of the ‘mother of all bombs’ strike used in Afghanistan on ISIS targets, one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat.

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14Apr/17

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants. Havovi Cooper reports. Continue reading

16Mar/16

France to station troops in Ivory Coast following attack on beach resort – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve

Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

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14Mar/16
Grand Bassam resort where 16 people were killed

Tourists react to Ivory Coast beach attack

Tourists and workers in Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast speak of their sadness and the impact on the beach resort town the morning after a deadly attack killed 16.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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26Nov/15

Britain’s Cameron says time to start bombing militants in Syria

It is time for Britain to start air strikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the House of Commons. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fears lessons haven’t been learnt from previous Western intervention in the Middle East.

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25Oct/15

Baghdad residents react to Tony Blair’s recent apology for the Iraq war

Iraqis respond to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent apology for his country’s involvement in the Iraq war. Blair acknowledged the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime played a part in the Islamic State’s rise.

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08Sep/15

How the UK carried out its first drone execution of British citizens abroad

UK (Next Media) – The UK killed two British citizens fighting with ISIS in Syria in a drone strike last month, the first time Britain’s prime minister has authorized the killing of British citizens in a drone strike abroad.
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