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Pentagon confirms US airstrikes killed head of ISIS in Libya and senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia

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The Pentagon has confirmed that one of ISIS's top commanders in Libya was killed in a U.S. airstrike last month.The operation to kill Iraqi national Abu Nabil in the eastern port city of Darnah was conceived before terrorists went on a rampage in the French capital, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said. It is believed the commander had previously been governor of Salah-ad-din province in Iraq before he was dispatched to ISIS's franchise in Libya. There has also been speculation that Abu Nabil was the man who threatened the West in the ISIS propaganda video in which 21 Coptic Christians were executed on a Libyan beach. Mr Cook said: 'Nabil's death will degrade ISIS' ability to meet the group's objectives in Libya, including recruiting new ISIS members, establishing bases in Libya and planning external attacks on the United States.

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Egypt militants fire rockets toward airport

Cairo - Sinai Province, ISIS's Egypt affiliate, fired rockets late on Tuesday at the direction of an airport in the Sinai peninsula used by multinational peacekeeping forces, security sources said, adding that there were no casualties reported. The group claimed responsibility for the attack on several Twitter accounts linked to it. Details of the attack, however, could not be immediately confirmed with some security sources saying the rockets fell inside the airport and others saying they fell outside.

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One of the evil “IS” who executed 28 Ethiopians & Eritreans got killed

Islamic State (IS) top cleric, Abu Malik Anas Al Nashwan, who presents religious justification for the execution of non-Muslims in Libya, was killed Thursday in clashes with Syrian army in Homs, central Syria, Sky News Arabia reported. Al Nashwan, a Saudi national, has appeared in an IS video showing the beheadings of 28 Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians in Libya, released by IS social media accounts in April. He came third on the Saudi Arabia's terrorist most wanted list issued in 2009. The 47 suspects were all men believed to be engaged in planning terrorist attacks across the world.

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Report: Egypt Preparing Large Assault Against ISIS in Libya Despite Opposition

Egypt is getting ready to launch a large air and ground attack against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in eastern Libya DebkaFile reports, quoting military and intelligence sources. The Obama administration is reportedly opposed to the operation. “Egypt is massing large-scale ground and air forces in the Western Desert along the Libyan border, in preparation for a military campaign to capture eastern Libya — Cyrenaica — from the Islamist State of Syria and Iraq — ISIS — occupation,” reports DebkaFile. “The substantial naval and marine forces assembling at Egypt’s Mediterranean ports indicate the possible launching of the offensive by dropping Egyptian marines on the Libyan coast around Derna (pop: 100,000), which ISIS has made its provincial capital,” it added. “They may be accompanied by simultaneous landings of paratroops from the air.”Some officials have warned that ISIS may use Libya to launch attacks against Europe.

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ISIS In Libya Update: Egypt Reportedly Readying Assault On Islamic State Group Positions

Egypt reportedly is preparing a large-scale ground and air assault along the Libyan border to oust the Islamic State group from eastern Libya. DebkaFile, quoting military and intelligence sources, said naval and marine forces are assembling at Egypt's Mediterranean ports for a possible assault on Derna, the militants' provincial capital. DebkaFile noted the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, represents an unacceptable threat to Egypt, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been warned extremists already have penetrated some Egyptian towns and military units. ISIS fighters are being smuggled through the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt from Syria and Iraq by drug rings, DebkaFile said.

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ISIS executes three asylum seekers deported by Israel

At least three Eritrean asylum seekers who lived in Israel and were deported to a third country were executed by Islamic State militants in Libya this past week, according to family and friends who recognized them in a video released by the extremist Sunni group. The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is checking the possibility that additional Eritreans deported by Israel were also executed.“I recognized my relative, T., from the photos published by ISIS that appeared on Facebook before the video was released,” says Mesi Fashiya, an Israeli-born Eritrean who came to Israel in the 70s. “I thought it was him, but then ISIS announced that it was a group of Ethiopians, so I began to look into it. The people at the Holot detention center also saw the photos — they hoped it was only photos, and that they didn’t really kill them. After they released the video there was no doubt. I couldn’t watch, but my friends in Holot did and couldn’t sleep all night.” T. a distant relative of Fashiya, came to Israel through Egypt in 2007. He lived with her for a period of time, and the two became close. According to her, T.’s mental state deteriorated after being sent to Holot, and despite her promises to try and do everything to release him, he eventually decided to sign a voluntary departure form and was deported to a third country — Rwanda or Uganda. T.’s brother, who lives in Norway, told Fashiya that T. attempted to reach Europe. He crossed Sudan and reached Libya, where he got on a boat to Europe that was turned back. The last thing they heard was that he was in a Libyan prison.

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Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians in sickening new propaganda video 

A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS has been released this afternoon. The 29-minute video shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive in Libya.At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach.

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