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What Is The Status Of Our SAF Soldiers Deployed In Iraq And Afghanistan?

What Is The Status Of Our SAF Soldiers Deployed In Iraq And Afghanistan?

Yet, it does seem puzzling that there had been no updates thus far of our SAF troops who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Are there still there? How many of them had actually been sent over to help the US in efforts to counter terrorism in those countries?

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: SINGAPORE MUST TAKE SWIFT ACTION TO NEUTRALISE WORSENING TERROR THREATS

Mr Lee Hsien Loong was addressing 300 community and religious leaders from various faiths, prior to a closed-door dialogue with the group at what was the largest dialogue with the leaders since 2011. Five other Cabinet ministers were present, including Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

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ISIS TERRORISTS AND SUPPORTERS FROM MALAYSIA, INDONESIA FORM MILITARY WING

MILITANTS from Indonesia and Malaysia fighting in Syria have formed a military unit for Malay- speaking ISIS fighters, and analysts fear this could expand their reach in South-east Asia. The unit is called Katibah Nusantara Lid Daulah Islamiyyah, or Malay archipelago unit for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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U.S ALLIES DESTROY ISIS TARGETS, KILL AL-NUSRA FRONT LEADER

“The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said before leaving Washington for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world.”

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IRAQI: WE LED A GOOD LIFE UNDER SADDAM BUT THE AMERICANS DESTROYED EVERYTHING

I grew up in Baghdad in a middle-class family. I was 12 during the first Gulf War in 1990. Until then, I never heard a mosque call for prayer. I almost never saw a woman covering her hair with a hijab. My mum wore make-up, skirts, blouses with shoulder pads, and bermuda shorts. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, I've realised that most Americans don't understand that Iraq used to be a Westernised, secular country with an excellent education system and great health care. Iraq was rich - not the richest, but rich.

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CHINESE ISIS FIGHTERS HAD ISIS STICKERS ON THEIR LEFT ARM

IRAQ'S Ministry of Defence has claimed to have captured a Chinese national fighting for the extremist Sunni militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and posted two photos of an East Asian-looking man with a battered face on its Facebook page. A short message accompanying the photos that were put up on Monday called the man a "Chinese daash" - daash being an acronym for ISIS.

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SECOND VIDEO OF BEHEADING OF US HOSTAGE APPEARS AUTHENTIC

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters with the release of a video that purports to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff. Observers say appears the video appears to be authentic. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE monitoring service said.

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Malaysia's first ISIL suicide bomber blew up 25 soldiers in Iraq

To those who knew him, Ahmad Tarmimi Maliki was a quiet 26-year-old factory worker in Selangor. Now, he is believed to be Malaysia's first suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants. He is said to have blown up 25 elite Iraqi soldiers at Iraq's SWAT headquarters in al-Anbar on May 26.

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