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Syria: US rejects Russia joint airstrike proposal

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The United States has rejected a Russian proposal to carry out joint airstrikes against armed opposition groups in Syria, Al Jazeera reports. “We do not collaborate or coordinate with the Russians on any operations in Syria,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Friday, May 20, explaining that Washington and Moscow have separate military objectives. The U.S. and Russia have been carrying out separate bombing campaigns in Syria, where a five-year civil war has pitted armed rebel groups against government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Earlier on Friday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...

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Members of Saudi security forces stand around the scene of a raid on a wanted list of suspects involved in the bombing of a mosque in Asir province in August, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia May 6, 2016. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi publishes names of ISIS members killed in Mecca raid

By: Tom Finn Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage DOHA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia published the names on Friday of four people it said were Islamic State fighters killed in a raid by security forces outside Mecca, and vowed to protect the country from further attacks by the group. Security forces shot dead two of the men and two others blew themselves up outside the holy city on Thursday. The raid followed a spate of shootings and bombings against security forces which raised concerns about security in the world’s top oil exporter. Among the four was 46-year-old Saudi national Said Ayed al-Shahrani who orchestrated the bombing of a mosque for security forces in Asir province in...

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Boucar Gassama, father of medical student Sadio Gassama who left Senegal to join the Islamic State in Libya, sits in his courtyard surrounded by family in Ziguinchor, Senegal, in this picture taken March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jean-Francois Huertas

Extremism threatens security in Muslim Africa

By: Emma Farge Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (Reuters) – When Sadio Gassama decided to go into medicine, he started by giving free check-ups at his mosque in Senegal’s poor southern region of Casamance. Now, the 25-year-old medical student says he is treating Islamic State fighters in Libya. Until recently, many thought the peaceful, tolerant Sufi brotherhoods in countries such as Senegal could prevent more conservative and radical versions of Islam from taking hold in poorer parts of West Africa, like Mali and Niger. But security experts say Gassama’s story shows how the penetration of hardline Islamic Salafism, coupled with Gulf money and...

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