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Relatives of one of the victims of yesterday's blast at Istanbul Ataturk Airport mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkey: ISIS suspected in deadly attack

By: Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and struggling to contain spillover from neighboring Syria’s war. President Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against...

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Gaza: Hundreds detained during Ramadan

By: Zena Tahhan Source: Al Jazeera About 330 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been detained by Israel since the start of Ramadan, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies has said. During the 20 days since June 6, when the Muslim holy month of fasting began, Israel has stepped up its raids on Palestinian towns, the centre’s director, Osama Shaheen, told Al Jazeera. “We noticed that the campaign of arrests against leaders and activists in Hebron has increased, especially due to the recent attack in Tel Aviv,” Shaheen said, referring to the June 9 shooting of four Israelis by Palestinians. According to the centre’s records,...

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Iraq Special Forces: most of Fallujah under gov’t control

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Iraqi Special Forces were continuing operations in Fallujah Saturday after announcing most of the city had been taken from Islamic State control a day earlier. “We promised you the liberation of Fallujah and we retook it,” Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Friday. Iraqi army troops had earlier taken over an IS command center in the region through a series of airstrikes that hit two tactical units and destroyed six machine gun positions. Officials confirmed the Iraqi army had also seized a government building in the center of the city. On Twitter, Abadi said Fallujah had returned to the nation and Mosul was the “next...

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