Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Islamic State militants attack QSD fighters in Syria's AL-Hasakah

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an unspecified number of Qiwaat Suriyya al-Dimoqratiyya (QSD), or Syrian Democratic Forces, fighters and Islamic State militants were killed during armed clashes that broke out when Islamic State militants launched two suicide

  • Mortar attack kills two people in Iraq's Baghdad

    TWO people were killed and nine others were wounded when two mortar shells, fired by unidentified militants, hit the villages of Al-Naseer and Al-Salam in Abu Ghraib district, 20km west of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on 24 August, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the

  • Security forces detain two alleged would-be suicide bombers in Saudi Arabia's Eastern

    TWO alleged Islamic State would-be suicide bombers - identified as Abdullah Abdulrahman Al-Ghunaimi and Hussain Mohammed Ali, a Syrian national - were arrested by security forces at a checkpoint in Tarout Island in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province on 24 August, Al-Arabiya reported. The suspects were

  • Taliban intensify attacks in northern Afghanistan

    The Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan's northern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar in a move that highlights the group's capability to expand its area of operations beyond the east and south of the country by executing co-ordinated offensives. The militants temporarily seized

  • Unidentified militants kill 12 people in Afghanistan's Kabul

    AT LEAST 12 people -seven students, two university security guards, and three police officers - were killed and 44 others, 35 students and university employees and nine police officers, were wounded when two unidentified militants attacked the campus of the American University of Afghanistan in

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  • Colombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement

    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and definitive, to end an armed conflict with the
  • North Korea releases footage of SLBM launch

    North Korea's state-run Uriminzokkiri website has released video footage of what is believed to be the 24 August test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The site also shows images of the missile, thought to be a Pukkuksong-1 (also referred to as the Bukgeukseong-1 or KN-11),