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Apr14

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan ISIS bunker

By: VOA News Source: VOA News A U.S. warplane dropped the largest bomb in America’s arsenal — a 10,000-kilogram device known as “the mother of all bombs” — on an ISIS bunker complex in northeastern Afghanistan on Thursday. Afghan defense ministry in a formal press release said the bomb killed 36 members of ISIS group and destroyed a large cache of weapons. The statement said there were no civilian casualties in this attack. Another press release from President Ashraf Ghani’s office said the operation took place in coordination with the Afghan Security and Defense Forces. It added that the Afghan forces are also collaborating with NATO’s Resolute Support mission to fight...

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Apr13

Russia vetoes US, UK, France backed Syrian gas attack UN resolution

By: Margaret Besheer Source: VOA News UNITED NATIONS – Russia deployed yet another U.N. Security Council veto Wednesday to protect Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from international condemnation for last week’s deadly chemical weapons attack. “With its veto, Russia said ‘no’ to accountability, Russia said ‘no’ to cooperation with the United Nations’ independent investigation, and Russia said ‘no’ to a resolution that would have helped promote peace in Syria,” U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council. “Russia has once again chosen to side with Assad,” she said in reference to Syria’s President Bashar...

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Apr12

5 dead after Kabul suicide attack claimed by ISIS

By: Mirwais Harooni in Kabul and Ahmed Tolba in Cairo Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage KABUL (Reuters) – ISIS militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday near the Afghan Defence Ministry that killed at least five people. A statement by the Afghan Interior Ministry reported several more people were wounded, while a Defence Ministry spokesman said at least one civilian and two members of the Afghan security forces were among the casualties, adding that the target appeared to be a police post near military headquarters. ISIS claimed responsibility in an online post. A police officer at the scene told Reuters the attack appeared to have been carried out by a...

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