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Turkey: Forces Arrest Islamic State Militants, Seize Explosives

Turkish security forces arrested two suspected Islamic State militants and seized a stash of explosives along the country's border with Syria on March 7, AP reported. Read more…

Somalia: Australian Navy Seizes Al Shabaab Weapons Cache

An Australian warship operating off the coast of Oman seized a large cache of weapons believed to belong to Somalia's al Shabaab insurgent group, The Star reported March 7. Read more…

Colombia: Explosion Targets Navy Bus In Bogota

An explosives attack targeted a Colombian navy bus in Bogota, according to a high-ranking Colombian police official, Colombia's Blu Radio reported March 7. Read more…

Somalia: Laptop Blast Injures 6 At Airport

A laptop bomb exploded March 7 at an airport in the Somali town of Beledweyne, wounding six, News 24 reported. Read more…

Iraq: Pipeline Outage Halves Kurdish Oil Output In February

Oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan dropped by almost half in February because of a three-week outage in the pipeline that carries the region's oil to Turkey, according to the Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources, Reuters reported March 7. Read more…

Syria: U.S. Vice President Rules Out Military Solution

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called for a political transition in Syria and ruled out a military solution to the country's civil war in a statement published March 7, AFP reported. Read more…

Tunisia: Violence Flares Near Libyan Border

Islamist militants attacked army and police posts in Ben Guerdan, near the Libya border early March 7, Reuters reported. Read more…

Libya: Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Militants In Sirte

Libyan forces based in the city of Misrata have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in their stronghold of Sirte, a military source said March 6, Reuters reported. Read more…

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