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Middle East

Iraq bomb kills at least 80, mostly Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims; ISIS claims responsibility

<b>Irbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> At least 80 people were killed Thursday when a truck bomb exploded at a gas station in Iraq, the U.S. State Department said.<p>Most of the victims were Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, according to authorities in Iraq.<p>ISIS, a Sunni terror group, claimed responsibility for the attack in a …


Turkey-backed and Kurdish-led forces clash in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces clashed with Kurdish-led forces on Wednesday in northern Syria, where both are fighting the Islamic State group.<p>The press office for the Kurdish-held parts of Syria said eight civilians were killed in shelling by Turkish-backed forces in the …

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US identifies ISIS suspect in Paris, Brussels attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US government has identified a suspect believed to have been involved in the planning of ISIS attacks that rocked the French capital a year ago and Brussels, Belgium, in March.<p>Abdelilah Himich, also known as Abu Sulayman al-Faransi, was named in a US State Department statement Tuesday …


Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May.<p>The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart …

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