World US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

20:56  21 april  2017
20:56  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

  Egypt Church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings Egypt's Coptic Church announced on Wednesday that it would cut back Easter celebrations to a simple mass after twin bombings killed 45 worshippers last weekend. "Given the current circumstances and our solidarity with the families of the dead, we are going to limit our celebrations to Easter mass," a statement said.The traditional handing out of sweets to children by Coptic Pope Tawadros II before the start of Easter mass on Sunday will also be cancelled.

Sorry Back to main page. Suspected terrorist in Alon Shvut attack has been killed .

On 21 March, 4 Turkish army troops and a Police Special Operations operative were killed in a bomb attack in Nusaybin.[198]. 20 PKK militants were killed or captured as well during the operation .[414]. On 10 December, a twin PKK- linked suicide bombing attack in Istanbul against riot

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.

The operative, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki (abdoo-rakman ooz-beki), is alleged to have been a "close associate" of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ah-boo oh-mar ahl bahg-dahd-ee).

Central Command spokesman, Col. John Thomas, said Uzbeki was killed in a ground operation April 6 near Mayadan, in eastern Syria.

Thomas said Uzbeki helped IS move foreign fighters and funds, and played a key role in plotting terror attacks. Thomas didn't provide details on Uzbeki's role in the Istanbul attack, in which a gunman opened fire inside a crowded nightclub. Dozens of people were wounded.

Thomas was speaking via teleconference to Pentagon reporters Friday.

Turkey demands US stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants .
<p>Turkey's leader on Saturday urged the United States to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants as local media reported the Turkish military has moved armored vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border.</p>The relocation comes a day after U.S. troops were seen patrolling the tense border in Syria. The Syrian Kurdish militia is Washington's main ally in combating Islamic State militants in Syria.

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