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Islamic State releases first video of Somalia fighters

Islamic State releases first video of Somalia fighters

The Islamic State group has posted what is thought to be the first video from IS-affiliated fighters in Somalia.

The video posted online yesterday calls on supporters to “hunt down” what it calls nonbelievers and attack churches and markets. The SITE Intelligence Group says the video urges supporters to take advantage of people’s “drunkenness” over the holiday season to attack.

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's Propaganda Machine Is Thriving As The Physical Caliphate Fades


A few weeks before Thursday's attack in Barcelona, the Islamic State's main online magazine posted an illustrated article with advice on acquiring a special kind of truck - specifically, the kind best suited for mowing down large numbers of pedestrians.

The "ideal vehicle," the article in Rumiyah said, would be "large in size, heavy in weight," and with a raised chassis that can clear curbs and barriers. It also should be "fast in speed, or rate of acceleration," the magazine said, to ensure maximum momentum before striking.

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IS claims over 60 Iraqi soldiers killed in suicide bombing

IS claims over 60 Iraqi soldiers killed in suicide bombing

The Islamic State (IS) on Monday claimed it killed over 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing near the Iraq-Syria border, according to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The militant group said their fighters attacked bases in the Jamouna area, near al-Tanaf in Syria, where they killed 68 Iraqi soldiers.

According to information obtained by SITE, the group launched the assault from three directions where they clashed with troops in al-Furat, a province in western Iraq.

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Dozens Reported Dead After Gunman Reportedly Sets Fires In Casino, Steals Chips, Then Kills Himself


A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found dead in an apparent suicide in a hotel room. Local media reports said at least 34 died as a result of the fire.

Many of the dead suffocated in the chaos as guests and staff tried to flee choking smoke at the complex, ANC News channel reported, quoting Bureau of Fire Protection sources. The resort owners were still seeking details on the deaths, Reuters reported.

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Manchester Bombing Suspect Identified, US Officials Say; ISIS Claims Responsibility


The attack was carried out by using an explosive device planted at American pop singer Ariana Grande's concert.

The Islamic State claimed Tuesday that one of its "soldiers" carried out an apparent suicide blast in Manchester that killed at least 22 people, including teenagers and others streaming out of a pop concert.

U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, identified the assailant as Salman Abedi. They did not provide information about his age or nationality, and British officials declined to comment on the suspect's identity.

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