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ISIS defeated in Syria's Raqqa, US-backed militias raise flag inside stadium

ISIS defeated in Syria's Raqqa, US-backed militias raise flag inside stadium

Another witness said that militia fighters were celebrating in the streets of Raqqa. The streets of the city, once the group's de facto capital, are now covered with debris and piles of rubble. SDF fighters advance in Raqqa. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces listen during a briefing at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria October 16, 2017. A hardcore group of a few dozen mostly foreign fighters were now holed up in the city's municipal stadium making a final stand.


Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 20 Militants Near Pakistani-Afghan Border

Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 20 Militants Near Pakistani-Afghan Border

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has called on the United States to exercise restraint on drone strikes at a time when attempts are underway to revive Afghan-Taliban peace talks. Although bringing the Afghan government and insurgents to the negotiating table was one of the main objectives of the QCG, the Taliban had already indicated that they would not participate in the Muscat meeting.


Deadly attack hits Afghan police training centre

Deadly attack hits Afghan police training centre

Clashes between security forces and insurgents are ongoing, the MoI said. Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the country's south, west and east have killed at least 10 policemen. "A group of gunmen have entered the compound and fighting is ongoing", he said. Photos posted on Twitter purportedly show two large plumes of smoke rising above the city, suggesting two bombs were detonated in the assault.


USA strike kills dozens ISIS members - Pentagon

USA strike kills dozens ISIS members - Pentagon

An air raid he ordered that month killed several Yemeni civilians and a US Navy SEAL in al-Bayda province. But this is first time that internationally recognized government-related security sources report drone attacks on EI. The group's last major attack was a suicide bombing in the government stronghold of Aden last December, which killed 48 soldiers. "Strikes against ISIS targets disrupt and destroy militants' attack-plotting efforts, leadership networks and freedom of maneuver within ...


Russian Federation issuing crytocurrency version of the Ruble

Russian Federation issuing crytocurrency version of the Ruble

CryptoRuble appears to be the name of this state-issued digital currency; but it seems to be more of an attempt at utilizing the blockchain technology, rather than a cryptocurrency with privacy in mind. He said , "If we do not, then after two months our neighbors in the EurAsEC [Eurasian Economic Community] will", according to CryptoCoinsNews. But apparently Putin feels different about a cryptocurrency that is overseen by the government.