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COVID sparks resurgence of ISIL terrorists, threatening international peace and security, Security Council hears

New York: The threat to international peace and security posed by ISIL terrorist fighters is “on the rise again”, the UN counter-terrorism chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia backs US plans to designate Houthis as terrorists: Foreign Ministry

Doha/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia supports Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebel movement, which Riyadh has been fighting since 2015, as a terrorist organization, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

US designates 2 senior leaders of Al-Shabab as global terrorists: Mike Pompeo

Washington/Sputnik:  The United States has designated two senior leaders of the al-Shabab terror organization as global terrorists, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement on Tuesday.

2 soldiers killed in operation against militants in NW Pakistan

Islamabad/Xinhua: Two soldiers were killed when the Pakistani military conducted an operation against militants in the country's northwest tribal district of North Waziristan, an army statement said on Saturday night.

Somali forces kill 10 militants in the northern region

Mogadishu/Xinhua: Somali security forces on Thursday evening killed 10 al-Shabab extremists in a fierce fight on the outskirts of Bosaso town in the northern region of Bari, an official said Friday.

Turkey ‘Neutralizes’ 8 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik:  Turkish security forces have "neutralized" eight Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq in an air-backed anti-terror operation, the Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday, citing the country’s Defense Ministry.

Nine militants killed during clashes in Afghan province of Paktia: Police Spokesman

Kabul/Sputnik: Nine militants have been killed and five others were wounded during armed clashes in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, Hayatullah Nizami Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the provincial police force, said on Sunday.

Afghan forces kill 17 militants in eastern Paktika province

Sharana/Xinhua/UNI:  At total of 17 insurgents were killed and 12 others wounded as a clash erupted in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province on Friday, a statement of Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Trump says 'domestic terrorists' have taken over Seattle, lashes out at local leaders

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at the leadership in Washington state for refusing to disperse protesters from the streets of Seattle, the state's capital, claiming “domestic terrorists” have taken over the city.

COVID-19: Pakistani terror groups seem benefitting from outbreak, militants walk free from jail

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistani terror groups seem to be benefitting from the COVID-19 outbreak as all of their operatives, who were in jail as a condition to keep Pakistan out of Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) blacklist, have now walked free amid the spike in virus infection cases in the country, media reports said.

Extremists taking advantage of global COVID-19 lockdowns to recruit youths online: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Geneva/IBNS:  UN chief Antonio Guterres alerted the world that extremist groups are taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdowns and have intensified their efforts to recruit youths online by exploiting their anger and despair through social media.

Afghan forces clear 5 villages from militants in northern Faryab

Maimana, Afghanistan/Xinhua/UNI: The Afghan government forces following cleanup operations launched Friday in Qaisar district of the northern Faryab province have driven the militants out of five villages and restored law and order there, provincial police office said in a statement released here Saturday.

Pakistan: Five terrorists killed in exchange of fire with security forces in North Waziristan

Islamabad/IBNS: An anti-terror operation in North Waziristan left at least five terrorists killed, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.

Tunnel network, militants' arms depots discovered in Syria's western Aleppo

Kafr Naya, Syria/Sputnik/UNI:  Residents of the Kafr Naya settlement in the western outskirts of Aleppo, which was cleared of militants by the Syrian army over a month ago, have found a network of underground tunnels and ammunition depots with foreign-made weapons.

Egyptian army kills 10 terrorists in North Sinai province

Cairo/Xinhua/UNI: Egypt's army announced that it killed 10 terrorists as its forces thwarted a major terror attack on a military checkpoint in North Sinai province.