Home Breaking News June 12 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT

June 12 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT


TRIPOLI — The Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya’s Sirte launched on Sunday three suicide car bombing attacks against presidential guards, according to a military official.

Islamic State
Islamic State
The attacks took place near a field hospital of the government troops. No casualties have been reported yet. (Libya-Bombings)
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ISTANBUL — One person was killed and another wounded on Sunday when an explosion hit a building in central Istanbul, but the cause is not known yet, Turkish media reported.
The explosion happened in an unoccupied flat of a building in the Cihangir neighbourhood of Beyoglu district, according to the reports. (Turkey-Blast)
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MOSUL — Iraqi security forces successfully carried out an operation to free villages from Islamic State (IS) militants in the south of the IS-held city of Mosul, a military statement said.
Iraq’s army along with Kurdish security forces, known as the Peshmerga, supported by the U.S.-led coalition air fleet, attacked IS posts at a village cluster scattered in the east of the militant-seized town of Qayyara, 50 km south of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, said the Operations Command of Nineveh Liberation’s media office in a statement. (Iraq-Mosul-Operation)
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CAIRO/DAMASCUS — The Islamic State (IS)-linked news agency Amaq said on Sunday that the Islamist militant group was responsible for the shooting that killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
“The attack that targeted a nightclub for homosexuals in Orlando, Florida and left more than 100 dead and wounded was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” said Amaq in a short English statement that went online Sunday evening. (IS-Orlando) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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