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Daesh leader in Syria killed in US drone strike
The US Central Command Forces conducted on Tuesday a UAS strike in northwest Syria targeting two senior so-called Daesh (ISIS) officials.
"Maher Al-Agal, one of the top five Daesh leaders and the leader of Daesh in Syria, was killed in the strike," said a CENTCOM statement.
"A senior Daesh official closely associated with Maher was seriously injured during the strike."
"Extensive planning went into this operation to ensure its successful execution," the statement said, adding, "An initial review indicates there were no civilian casualties."
Commenting on the strike, CENTCOM spokesperson Joe Buccino said, "The removal of these Daesh leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks."
He stressed that Daesh "continues to represent a threat to the US and partners in the region."
"CENTCOM maintains a sufficient and sustainable presence in the region and will continue to counter threats against regional security," he added.
Tunisian government, unions agree to talks on IMF reform program
Tunisia’s government and both its main labor and commerce unions agreed on Friday to start talks on Monday over economic reforms required by the International Monetary Fund (IMF...
Saudi Arabia expands Umrah with visa allowance
All Saudi visa holders are now permitted to perform Umrah in the wake of a decision by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Assassins Creed: Why the plot to kill John Bolton is in the DNA of the Iranian regime
For the past year, unbeknown to the citizens of Washington D.C., an assassin had allegedly been stalking the streets of the US capital searching for a prime target: A former hig...
Terrorist detonates suicide vest as Saudi security forces try to make arrest
The list of the nine wanted individuals involved in a terrorist operation that targeted a mosque for Saudi Arabia’s special emergency forces in the southwestern Asir region in 2...
UAE minister says youth are main tool for building sustainable future
The UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth, Noura bint Mohammed al-Kaabi, said investing in young people, and empowering them to make a contribution to their countries and communit...
US is the worst-performing G7 economy
The US was the worst-performing of the Group of Seven most advanced Western economies in the second quarter of 2022, the latest data from the UK Office of National Statistics (O...
Saudi Arabia issues 90 industrial licenses in June
The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources issued 90 new industrial licenses in June covering five industrial activities.
We're not in a hurry to win medals, says CEO of Saudi training center
The newly appointed CEO of the Saudi Olympic Training Center (SOTC) has said Saudi Arabia is not in a hurry to make achievements at international athletic competitions.
Five held after attempt to smuggle narcotic pills thwarted
Saudi customs authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 1,100,000 narcotic pills into the country.
Assistant Minister of Defense Khalid Al-Bayari tours Southern Region
In implementation of the directive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Kh...
Wanted man blew himself in Jeddah during arrest; blast injures three officers, Pakistani resident
A wanted person killed himself on Wednesday evening after detonating an explosive device as security officers were about to arrest him following a chase, the official spokesman ...
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