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BERLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A Munich court on Monday sentenced a German woman, who had allowed a young Yazidi girl to die of thirst, to 10 years in prison after finding her guilty of supporting Islamic State militants in Iraq, aiding and abetting attempted murder, attempted war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors had accused the 30-year-old woman, identified as Jennifer W. in court documents, of joining the militant group in 2014 and integrating herself into the decision-making and command structure of the group. The woman was accused of letting a 5-year-old enslaved Yazidi girl die of thirst after her husband, an Islamic State fighter, chained the child up in a courtyard without protection from the scorching heat as punishment for wetting her mattress, prosecutors said. The Federal Prosecutor's Office had demanded a life sentence for the suspect. Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Bernadette BaumOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Prosecutors, Jennifer W, Riham Alkousaa, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Islamic, Federal Prosecutor's, Thomson Locations: Munich, Iraq, Syria, Germany, Fallujah, Mosul
Ugandan police members and explosives experts secure the scene of an explosion in Komamboga, a suburb on the northern outskirts of Kampala, Uganda October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Abubaker LubowaKAMPALA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Monday it was investigating whether fighters allied with the militant group Islamic State (IS) had carried out a bombing in Kampala on Saturday night that killed one person and injured three others. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the blast in a statement posted on a Telegram channel late on Sunday. It has publicly aligned itself with Islamic State, although a June report from the United Nations found no evidence of direct support from Islamic State for the ADF. ADF fighters have in the past been blamed for assassinations and attacks in Uganda.
Persons: Abbas Byakagaba, Byakagaba, Fred Enanga, Elias Biryabarema, Hugh Lawson Organizations: REUTERS, Islamic, Telegram, Allied Democratic Forces, ADF, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Kampala, Uganda, Abubaker, KAMPALA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Islamic State
BERLIN — A criminal court in Munich sentenced a German convert to Islam to 10 years in prison on Monday, finding the woman guilty of supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and a crime against humanity for leaving a 5-year-old Yazidi girl to die of thirst in the scorching heat. The sentencing of the 30-year-old woman, identified only as Jennifer W., in keeping with German privacy law, brought to a close one of the highest-profile cases involving crimes committed by an Islamic State member against the Yazidi people. The child and her mother were among thousands of Yazidi women and girls abducted and sold to ISIS as slaves. They were being held captive by Jennifer W. and her husband and forced to work under dire conditions over several months in 2015, the girl’s mother told the court. The husband would beat them, the mother said, while Jennifer W. did nothing to stop him.
Persons: Jennifer W, Prosecutors Organizations: BERLIN, Islamic, ISIS Locations: Munich, Islam, Islamic State, Iraq, Falluja
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Congo
  + stars: | 2021-10-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
CAIRO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement published on Friday on its affiliated Telegram channels. read moreThe statement said Islamic State was responsible for the attack in the village about 40 km (25 miles) east of the city of Beni. The ADF has operated in the dense forests near the Ugandan border for more than three decades and began killing civilians in large numbers in 2014. The group has publicly aligned itself with Islamic State, but a June report from the United Nations found no evidence of direct support from Islamic State to the ADF read more . Reporting by Yomna Ehab; Editing by Ros RussellOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Yomna Ehab, Ros Russell Organizations: Islamic State, Reuters, Allied Democratic Forces, ADF, Islamic, United Nations, Thomson Locations: CAIRO, Islamic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kalembo, Ugandan, Beni, Islamic State
REUTERS/Hannah McKayLONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The man accused of stabbing to death British lawmaker David Amess at a church where he was meeting voters last week is due to go on trial next year, London's Old Bailey court heard on Friday. On Thursday, another court was told by prosecutors he had carried out reconnaissance on two other lawmakers prior to the attack on Amess. The killing of 69-year-old Amess, a father of five children, five years after another British member of parliament was murdered on the street, has prompted calls for better protection of lawmakers. British lawmakers regularly hold "surgeries", or one-to-one meetings with voters in their constituencies, a tradition considered a bedrock of democracy. read moreOn Wednesday, interior minister Priti Patel said the terrorism threat level to lawmakers was now deemed substantial, which means an attack is considered likely.
Persons: David Amess, Hannah McKay, London's Old Bailey, Ali Harbi Ali, knifing, Ali, videolink, Bailey, Boris Johnson's, Priti Patel, Michael Holden, James Davey Organizations: British, Iveagh Conservative, REUTERS, Prosecutors, Islamic State, Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, Belfairs Methodist, Thomson Locations: Leigh, Britain, Somalia, London
Nigerian state to shut camps for people displaced by insurgency
  + stars: | 2021-10-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
An aerial view of buildings standing on scorched ground that have been destroyed in the conflict with Boko Haram in the Bama region of Borno state, Nigeria November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Paul CarstenMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Borno state, the epicentre of an ongoing Islamist insurgency, will shut all camps that are holding thousands of internally displaced persons by the end of the year, its governor said on Friday, citing improved security in the state. Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Borno governor Babgana Zulum said security had improved in the state so much that those living in camps in the state capital Maiduguri could return home. "So far so good, Borno State government has started well and arrangements have been concluded to ensure the closure of all internally displaced persons camps that are inside Maiduguri metropolis on or before 31st December, 2021," Zulum said. read moreZulum said Borno state authorities would continue to repatriate Nigerian refugees from a camp in Cameroon.
Persons: Haram, Paul Carsten MAIDUGURI, Muhammadu Buhari, Babgana Zulum, Zulum, Buhari, Abu Musab, Barnawi, Boko, Abubakar Shekau, MacDonald Dzirutwe, David Gregorio Our Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Islamic, West Africa, Maiduguri, Thomson Locations: Bama, Borno, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Islamic State, West Africa Province, Abuja, Maiduguri, Borno State, May
The last two Fridays have seen suicide bombings at mosques - both attacks claimed by Islamic State (ISIS) and both targeting the minority Shi'ite sect. No up-to-date census data exists, but estimates put the size of the overall Shi'ite community at between 10-20 percent of the population, including Persian-speaking Tajiks and Pashtuns as well as Hazaras. In addition, Hazaras have often also been victim of the ethnic and economic rivalries endemic to Afghan politics. GARDEN OF THE MARTYRSWith more than 400 Shi'ite mosques in Kabul alone, total security is impossible and no one knows where the next attack will come. He lost his younger brother when an Islamic State suicide bomber killed dozens of people outside Kabul airport during the chaotic evacuation in August.
Persons: Hussain Rahimi, Rahimi, Mohammad Baqer Sayed, Genghis Khan, Amir, Abdur Rahman, Asif Lali, Sayed, Gibran Peshimam, James Mackenzie, Mike Collett Organizations: Islamic State, Islamic, Kabul University, OF, White, Thomson Locations: KABUL, Kabul, Hazara, Afghanistan, Islamic State, Iraq, Herat, State
Egyptian military consolidates grip on northern Sinai
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +6 min
As few as 200 are still active, down from 400 two years ago and 800 in 2017, according to three Egyptian security sources. On the outskirts of North Sinai's main city Al Arish, near where razed olive farms once stood, the government has built new apartment blocks. Egyptian authorities did not respond to a request for comment on the situation in North Sinai. In its most recent statement on North Sinai, the Egyptian military said 89 suspected militants had been killed in an undefined period over recent months, against eight casualties from its own ranks. "They (both sides) destroyed Al Arish, which used to be one of the most beautiful tourist places in Egypt.
Persons: Sheikh Zuweid, We've, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Mursi, Oded Berkowitz, Berkowitz, Sayed, Abdel Fattah al, Mursi, Sisi, Ahmed Salem, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Army, Islamic State, Reuters, Sinai Foundation, Human Rights, Thomson Locations: State, Al Arish, Palestinian, Gaza, Israel, Suez, North Sinai's, North Sinai, Sinai, Egypt, Sinai Province, Rafah, Saudi Arabia, Bir, Salem, London, Cairo
Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov shakes hands with a representative of the Taliban delegation Mawlawi Shahabuddin Dilawar before the beginning of international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021. Russia has led the calls for international aid, conscious that any spillover of conflict from Afghanistan could threaten regional stability. Abdul Salam Hanafi, the deputy prime minister who led the delegation, said: "Isolating Afghanistan is in no one's interests." Its main fear is the risk of instability in Central Asia, and possible migrant flows and Islamist militant activity directed from Afghanistan. As well as saying no militant groups will be able to operate from Afghanistan, the Taliban have said they will safeguard the rights of women and minorities.
Persons: Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, Mawlawi Shahabuddin Dilawar, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Washington, Dmitry Peskov, Osama bin Laden's, Amir Khan Muttaqi, Abdul Salam Hanafi, Gabrielle Tetrault, Farber, Mark Trevelyan, James MacKenzie, Peter Graff, Timothy Heritage, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Taliban, United, Soviet, CIS, Commonwealth, Independent, U.S, pullout, Islamic, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, Moscow, Russia, MOSCOW, United Nations, China, Pakistan, India, Iran, Soviet Central, United States, Independent States, Central Asia, Afghan, Islamic State, State, Khorasan Province
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. outpost in southern Syria was attacked on Wednesday, but there were no reports of any American casualties from the blast, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said it was too early to say who was responsible for the attack. The garrison, known as Tanf, is located in a strategic area near Syria's Tanf border crossing with Iraq and Jordan. Tanf is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north. While it is not common for attacks on the U.S. troops at the outpost, Iranian-backed forces have frequently attacked American troops with drones and rockets in eastern Syria and Iraq.
Persons: Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart, Leslie Adler, Sandra Maler Organizations: Reuters, Islamic State, U.S, Thomson Locations: U.S, Syria, Syria's, Iraq, Jordan, Tanf, Kurdish, Iranian
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State Department to help surviving family members relocate to the United States. On Aug. 29, a U.S. Hellfire missile struck a car driven by Zemerai Ahmadi, who had just pulled into the driveway of the Ahmadi family compound. The drone strike followed a devastating suicide bombing by an Islamic State offshoot that killed 169 Afghans and 13 U.S. military personnel at one of the gates to the Kabul airport in late August. Last month, McKenzie said the United States was considering making reparation payments to the family of the drone strike victims.
Persons: WASHINGTON, John Kirby, Kirby, Colin Kahl, Steven Kwon, “ Dr, Kahl, Defense Lloyd Austin’s, ” Kirby, Zemerai Ahmadi, Weeks, Frank McKenzie, Kwon, Ahmadi, NEI, , McKenzie Organizations: The U.S . Defense Department, Pentagon, Defense Department, State Department, Nutrition & Education, Defense, Hellfire, U.S . Central Command, Islamic, NATO, Associated Press Locations: The, Kabul, Afghanistan, United States, U.S, The U.S, Islamic State
The Pentagon logo is seen behind the podium in the briefing room at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File PhotoOct 15 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country. Ahmadi and others who were killed in the strike were innocent victims who bore no blame and were not affiliated with Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) or threats to U.S. forces, Kirby said. The drone strike in Kabul killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children. However, reports had emerged almost immediately that the drone strike in a neighborhood west of Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport had killed civilians including children.
Persons: Al Drago, Colin Kahl, Steven Kwon, Zemari Ahmadi, John Kirby, Ahmadi, Kirby, Kabul's Hamid Karzai, Kanishka Singh, Sandra Maler, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Pentagon, REUTERS, U.S . Defense Department, U.S . State Department, U.S, Defense, Policy, Nutrition & Education International, Islamic State, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, Afghanistan, United States, Islamic State Khorasan, Kabul, State, Kabul's, Bengaluru
People carry a victim after a large explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, October 15, 2021. via REUTERS TVKABUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shi'ite mosques after the second Islamic State attack in a week on worshippers killed more than 40 people in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday. The head of Kandahar police said units would be assigned to protect the Shi'ite mosques which have so far been guarded by local volunteer forces with special permission to carry weapons. The attack on the Fatima mosque, the largest Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar, also known as the Imam Bargah mosque, came a week after a similar attack on a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz, which killed as many as 80 people. Attacks on Shi'ite mosques and targets associated with the Hazara ethnic minority, who make up the biggest Shi'ite group in Afghanistan, were regular occurrences under the former Western-backed government. Since the takeover, Islamic State has conducted dozens of operations, from small scale attacks on Taliban targets to large-scale operations such as Friday's suicide bombing, killing scores of civilians.
Persons: James Mackenzie, Christina Fincher Organizations: REUTERS, Islamic State, Twitter, Islamic, Thomson Locations: Kandahar, Afghanistan, KABUL, Afghan, Fatima, Kabul, Kunduz, Hazara, Islamic State
People carry a victim after a large explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, October 15, 2021. via REUTERS TVKABUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shi'ite mosques as hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to bury the victims of the second Islamic State suicide attack on worshippers in a week. On Saturday, large crowds gathered to bury the white-shrouded victims in a mass grave in the southern city of Kandahar. The head of Kandahar police said units would be assigned to protect the Shi'ite mosques which have so far been guarded by local volunteer forces with special permission to carry weapons. Attacks on Shi'ite mosques and targets associated with the Hazara ethnic minority, who make up the biggest Shi'ite group in Afghanistan, were regular occurrences under the former Western-backed government. Since the takeover, Islamic State has conducted dozens of operations, from small scale attacks on Taliban targets to large-scale operations such as Friday's suicide bombing, killing scores of civilians.
Persons: James Mackenzie, Christina Fincher Organizations: REUTERS, Islamic State, Twitter, Islamic, Thomson Locations: Kandahar, Afghanistan, KABUL, Fatima, Kabul, Kunduz, Hazara, Islamic State
Afghanistan mosque bombing leaves at 33 dead, 73 wounded
  + stars: | 2021-10-15 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +3 min
A health official gave figures of 33 dead and 73 wounded and said the final total could be higher. Sunni Muslim fighters of Islamic State have repeatedly targeted Shi’ites in the past. People react near the scene after a bomb blast hits Shia community mosque in Kandahar province on Friday. Taliban officials have played down the threat from Islamic State, and dismissed suggestions they may accept U.S. help to fight the group. But the repeated attacks have tarnished their claim to have brought peace to Afghanistan after four decades of war.
Persons: , Qari Saeed Khosti, Murteza Organizations: Anadolu Agency, Getty, Islamic State militants, Islamic, U.S Locations: KABUL, Afghan, Kandahar, Kunduz, Islamic State, Iran, Afghanistan, Kandahar province, Khorasan, Kabul, Hazara
A complex suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan’s main city of Kandahar killed at least 34 worshipers Friday, breaking two months of relative peace in the Taliban’s historic stronghold and highlighting the threat posed by a spreading presence of Islamic State. While nobody took immediate responsibility, Friday’s attack followed a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State that killed some 100 people on Oct. 8 at a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Kunduz. The extremist group’s regional affiliate, Islamic State Khorasan Province, or ISKP, has repeatedly targeted Afghanistan’s Shiite minority in recent months.
Organizations: Islamic Locations: Afghanistan’s, Kandahar, Islamic State, Kunduz, Islamic State Khorasan Province
A large blast in a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan killed more than a dozen worshipers Friday, witnesses said, the latest in a spate of attacks since the withdrawal of U.S. troops. The explosion took place during crowded Friday prayers in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the Taliban. It followed a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State that killed some 100 people on Oct. 8 at a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Kunduz.
Organizations: Islamic Locations: Afghanistan, U.S, Kandahar, Afghanistan’s, Islamic State, Kunduz
Blast at mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar; at least seven dead
  + stars: | 2021-10-15 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KABUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A large explosion tore through a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least seven people and wounding 13, officials and provincial leaders said. Photographs posted by journalists on social media showed many people apparently dead or seriously wounded on the bloody floor of the mosque. Nematullah Wafa, a former member of the provincial council, said the blast occurred at the city's Imam Bargah mosque. He said at least seven bodies and 13 wounded had been taken from the blast site but added that the number of casualties may rise. Taliban special forces arrived at the mosque to secure the site and an appeal went out to residents to donate blood for the victims.
Persons: Qari Saeed Khosti, James Mackenzie, John Stonestreet, Robert Birsel Organizations: Islamic, Thomson Locations: KABUL, Afghan, Kandahar, Islamic State, Kunduz, Nematullah, Bargah, Taliban, Afghanistan, Kabul
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey October 11, 2021. "It is essential that the areas, notably the Tel Rifaat region from which attacks are constantly carried out against us, are cleansed," one senior official told Reuters. Turkish forces have launched three incursions in the last five years, seizing hundreds of kilometres of border strip and pushing around 30 km (20 miles) into northern Syria. Russian jets, Iran-backed fighters, Turkish-supported insurgents, jihadists, U.S. troops and Syrian government forces also operate across the patchwork of territories in northern Syria, as well as the Kurdish YPG. Since then Ankara has launched two other operations in Syria against the YPG, one targeting the northwest Afrin region and one further east.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan, Bashar al, Assad, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Azaz, Daren Butler, Dominic Evans Organizations: Presidential Press, Sunday, Reuters, Turkish, Islamic, MIT, U.S, State, Thomson Locations: Ankara, Turkey, Syria, ANKARA, U.S, United States, Russia, Kurdish, Syria's Azaz, Tel Rifaat, Tel, Russian, Iran, Syrian, Islamic State, Rome, Turkish, Karkamis, Syria's
An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoCAIRO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack at a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar which left dozens killed and injured, a statement posted by the group’s Amaq news agency said on Friday. The statement added that two Islamic state fighters shot the guards of the mosque dead, broke in and blew themselves up between two groups of worshippers, one of which consisted of around 300 people. It was the second week in a row that militants bombed Friday prayers and killed dozens of worshippers. read moreReporting by Alaa Swilam Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dado, Alaa, Chris Reese Organizations: Islamic, REUTERS, Islamic State, Thomson Locations: CAIRO, Islamic, Afghan, Kandahar
At around 3:38 p.m., a colleague moves Ahmadi’s car further into the driveway. A U.S. official told us that the strike on Ahmadi’s car was conducted by an MQ-9 Reaper drone that fired a single Hellfire missile with a 20-pound warhead. In the days after the attack, the Pentagon repeatedly claimed that the missile strike set off other explosions, and that these likely killed the civilians in the courtyard. They pointed to the small crater beneath Ahmadi’s car and the damage from the metal fragments of the warhead. This plastic melted as a result of a car fire triggered by the missile strike.
Persons: Ahmadi, Zemari Ahmadi, “ NEI, , hadn’t, I’m Evan Organizations: United, Pentagon, Islamic, Toyota, Nutrition and Education, ., U.S Locations: Afghanistan, United States, Kabul, Islamic State, U.S, California, That’s, Taliban, America’s
ABUJA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), is dead. "I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead," Lucky Irabor, the chief of defence staff, said without elaborating. ISWAP was originally an offshoot of the Boko Haram insurgent group that has been fighting against the Nigerian armed forces for 12 years. The conflict between the insurgents and the armed forces has left about 300,000 dead. Reporting by Felix Onuah, writing by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by Andrew HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abu Musab, Irabor, ISWAP, Felix Onuah, Estelle Shirbon, Andrew Heavens Organizations: Islamic, Thomson Locations: ABUJA, West Africa Province, Nigerian
Lt. Col. Stu Scheller is charged with disrespecting superior commissioned officers, willfully disobeying an officer, conduct unbecoming an officer, contempt for his senior leaders and violations of good order and discipline. In a Sept. 16 video, Scheller called for change in the military. Speaking directly to the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David Berger, Scheller said an awakening needs to take place at the general officer level. He does praise two Republican lawmakers, Reps. Brian Mast of Florida and Dan Crenshaw of Texas, in one video, but most of the criticisms are focused on military leaders. The Marine Corps declined to comment on the court-martial or confirm that any deal was offered.
Persons: Stu Scheller, Scheller, Wakil Koshar, , , Jim Stenger, Frank McKenzie, , Eddie Gallagher, Donald Trump, ” Scheller, Tim Parlatore, Gallagher, Parlatore, Lejeune, Mark Milley, — Trump, Milley, Scheller “, ” Parlatore, David Berger, Brian Mast, Dan Crenshaw Organizations: Joint Chiefs, Staff, Islamic State, Getty, School of Infantry, Marine Corps Base, Marine Corps, U.S . Central Command, Marine, Facebook, Military, Navy, ISIS, ” Defense Locations: Afghanistan, Kabul, Scheller, AFP, Lejeune, North Carolina, U.S, Bagram, Florida, Dan Crenshaw of Texas
Turkey says it will do "what is necessary" after Syria attacks
  + stars: | 2021-10-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Greece, May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Costas BaltasANKARA, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey would "do what is necessary for its security" after what it said was a rise in cross-border attacks by Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. On Monday, shells believed to have been fired from a YPG-controlled area further east exploded in two areas of Karkamis in southern Turkey, Ankara said. read more"In the latest attacks... both Russia and the U.S. have a responsibility as they did not keep their promises," Cavusoglu said. Turkey controls swathes of territory in north Syria with allied Syrian rebels, after carrying out three separate cross-border offensive into the region against Islamic State and the YPG.
Persons: Mevlut Cavusoglu, Nikos Dendias, Costas Baltas, Tayyip Erdogan, Cavusoglu, Gumrukcu, Ali Kucukgocmen, Dominic Evans Organizations: Turkish, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, REUTERS, Turkey, Sunday, U.S, Islamic, NATO, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, Costas Baltas ANKARA, Syrian Kurdish, Ankara, Turkey, Syria, Syria's, Karkamis, United States, Russia, Syrian, Islamic State, U.S, Moscow, Washington
MADRID, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested three suspected members of a jihadist cell in Barcelona and one in Madrid after one of them tried to buy an assault rifle for a potential attack. A fifth suspected cell member was already in prison serving an unspecified sentence. Officers found three machetes and ammunition in the house of the group's leader, identified only as "Sheikh", who had been previously arrested in Turkey in 2016 when trying to enter a conflict zone to join the Islamic State, police said in a statement. He later travelled to several countries such as Malaysia, Tanzania and Algeria, where he continued to recruit for the Islamic State, the police said. Reporting by Emma Pinedo Editing by Andrei Khalip and Peter GraffOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Sheikh, Emma Pinedo, Andrei Khalip, Peter Graff Organizations: Islamic, Thomson Locations: MADRID, Barcelona, Madrid, Turkey, Islamic State, Malaysia, Tanzania, Algeria, Spain, Barcelona's Las Ramblas
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