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Children play next to a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq. A senior military commander says more than 5,000 civilians have been evacuated from newly-retaken eastern parts of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul and taken to camps.

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A handcuffed suspected Islamic State militant sits outside his house as Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces fight against Islamic State militants, in the village of Tob Zawa, about 9 kilometers (5½ miles) from Mosul, Iraq.

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This photograph shows the inside of the church of Saint Shmoni, damaged by Islamic State fighters, in Bartella, Iraq.

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A peshmerga fighter walks through a tunnel made by Islamic State fighters. The Kurdish forces found the tunnel in the town of Badana that was liberated from the Islamic State group. The fighters built tunnels under residential areas so they could move without being seen from above to avoid airstrikes.

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Kurdish security forces take up a position as they fight overlooking the Islamic State-controlled in villages surrounding Mosul, in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi special forces soldiers deployed for an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants prepare to move out from a camp near Khazer, Iraq.

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Bangladesh's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) policemen return after a raid in Gazipur, Bangladesh. Security forces in Bangladesh killed more than 10 suspected militants in three separate raids in an ongoing crackdown against Islamic extremism.

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Oil fields in the town of Qayyarah are seen burning, nearly a month after fleeing Islamic State militants set fire to the oil. Slow-going Iraqi efforts to contain the fires have failed to dampen the smoke and toxic fumes polluting the air in and around Qayyarah.

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The body of an Islamic State militant lays on the ground after a repelled attack from the militants by the Iraqi army, outside the town of Qayyarah.

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Protestors burn effigies of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a protest against Sunday's attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir.

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Fighters of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government rest and reload weapons during combats against Islamic State militant, in Sirte, Libya.

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Lok Janshakti party activists during a candle light vigil pray for soldiers killed in a terror attack at an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control, in Patna.

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Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Ranbir Singh during a Press Briefing on the terror attack on Indian Army base in Uri district, in New Delhi.

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Activists of Shiv Sena Dogra Front burn effigy of Pakistan's national flag to protest against militant attack on a Army camp, in Jammu.

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Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move inside the Army Brigade camp during a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

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Indian army soldiers arrive at the army base which was attacked by terrorists in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar.

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An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by terrorists in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar.

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Pope Francis prays in front of a picture of Rev. Jacques Hamel, the French priest who was killed by Islamic extremists, as he celebrates a mass to honor his memory at the Vatican.

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Fighters loyal to the government gather at the site of a suicide car bombing in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, Yemen. The bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Aden has killed over 50 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen’s north.

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Afghan security forces inspect a complex after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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People clear debris from their damaged apartment at the site of a deadly Islamic State group-claimed mall bombing in the Karradah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq.

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This still image taken from an undated video posted on The Aamaq news agency, which is affiliated to the Islamic State group, purports to show two men sitting on a floor and pledging allegiance to the militant group. The Islamic State group affiliated news agency released the video allegedly showing the two attackers who killed an elderly priest in France.

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A British convert to Islam, dubbed "Jihadi Jack" after travelling to Syria, has denied joining the Islamic State terror group.

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Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building and killed nine suspected Islamic militants the country's police chief said.

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Still taken from video made available, showing Nice, France, attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, left, competing in a martial arts competition in 2010. His opponent, who asked not to be named, said he remembers Bouhlel as an novice who repeatedly made mistakes during the fight, saying he would strike with his head and elbows which are banned by the rules. The July 14 2016, Bastille Day truck rampage by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people.

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Paramilitary soldiers stand near a vehicle of a police officer that was burnt by protestors, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Pakistani protesters rally to condemn the killing in Kashmir, by Indian troops, of Burhan Wani, a top leader of Hizbul Mujahideen.

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Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police S.M Sahai (R) with Inspector General of J&K Police J.M Geelani addresses a press conference regarding the on going situation of Kashmir.

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Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President, G A Mir along with party workers protest against PDP-BJP government outside Raj Bhavan in Jammu.

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A youth with suspected ISIS links is led away by the NIA in Hyderabad

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ISIS soldiers in black leading away captives to be beheaded

Bangladeshi policemen arrive near the scene of a blast in Kishoreganj in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gunbattle with police guarding a large Eid prayer gathering.

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Activists participate in a candle light vigil protesting the Bangladesh restaurant attack, in Kolkata.

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Razaul Karim, right, and Hosne Ara Karim, center, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi security forces block the road after militants took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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In this Image made from video, an injured man is loaded onto a truck after militants took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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People help an unidentified injured person after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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In this image made from video, an injured security officer, reacts as he sits in the back of a truck after a gunfight with militants who took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi policemen clear out an area to facilitate action against heavily armed militants who struck at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

An ambulance transports bodies found at a restaurant popular with foreigners after heavily armed militants attacked it in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh security personnel stand on top of armored vehicles after militants took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi soldiers come out of an area housing a restaurant popular with foreigners after heavily armed militants attacked it and took dozens of hostages, in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A relative tries to console Bangladeshi woman Semin Rahman, center, whose son is missing after militants took hostages in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Passengers embrace each other at the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.

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Iraqi security forces in al-Julan neighborhood after defeating Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State militants after a more than month-long military operation.

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Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel questioning a man at the spot where militants attacked on a police vehicle (R) and injured four policemen, at Nonigam in Qazigund area of South Kashmir.

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Locals surround the body of a Hindu holy man after assailants hacked him to death in Pabna, Bangladesh. Pabna district police chief Alamgir Kabir said that radical Islamists are suspected of carrying out the attack on 60-year-old Nitya Ranjan Pandey while he was taking a walk at dawn near his ashram.

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A soldier from Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces monitors radio traffic from an armored vehicle as special forces enter the nearby Shuhada neighborhood in Islamic State-held Fallujah, Iraq.

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Smoke rises after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes as Iraqi security forces advance towards Shuhada neighborhood of Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants, Iraq.

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Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq.

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This image made from Associated Press video shows Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants. A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 20 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops poised to recapture Fallujah, a city held by the extremists group west of Iraq's capital.

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In this Aug. 22, 1998 file photo, Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant group the Haqqani network, speaks during an interview in Miram Shah, Pakistan. A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban, moving to unify the insurgency and further poison already frayed relations between Afghanistan and its neighbor, according to analysts.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria.

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Civilians inspect the scene of car bombing at an open-air market selling fruit, vegetables and meat in Baghdad's southeast suburb of Nahrawan, Iraq. ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing ast of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack and wounded scores of civilians according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.

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People flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State group during a military operation to regain control of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces fire towards extremist positions during fights between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State group during a military operation to regain control of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Afghans and security forces inspect damage to a bus after a suicide attack in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Indian Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnalil is displayed during a prayer for his release at the St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral, in Bangalore.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian government soldiers gather outside a damaged palace, in Palmyra, central Syria. Syrian government forces recaptured a Mamluk-era citadel in Palmyra from the extremist Islamic State group, Syrian state media and monitoring groups said.

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Police and other emergency workers stand in front of the damaged Zaventem Airport terminal in Brussels. Belgian authorities were searching for a top suspect in the country's deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union's capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after scores were killed and injured in bombings on the Brussels airport and a subway station.

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In this Friday, March 18, 2016 photo made available Monday March 21, an unidentified man believed to be connected to key suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam, is detained by police during a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium.

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People gather at the scene of deadly bombing attacks in Sadr City.

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In this file photo soldiers from the Syrian army carry a rocket to fire at Islamic State group positions in the province of Raqqa, Syria. In recent weeks, Syrian government forces captured dozens of villages and towns across the country.

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Civilians run for safety after they were evacuated from a government building, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. Islamic militants fired automatic rifles at a convoy of Indian paramilitary soldiers in Kashmir before taking refuge in the nearby government building, police said.

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Army soldiers arrive at the site of a gun battle, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir. Islamic militants fired automatic rifles at a convoy of Indian paramilitary soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir before taking refuge in a nearby government building, police said.

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Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed (C), with suspected ISIS links, was detained last night by Delhi Police from Kashmiri Gate ISBT being brought at Delhi Police Special cell, in New Delhi.

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Members of the German police leave a house with a suspect during a raid in Berlin. German police say they have conducted raids in several regions and arrested three people in an investigation of four Algerian men who are suspected of planning attacks in Germany and having ties to the Islamic State group. Berlin police said in a statement that two men and a woman were arrested in the raids conducted in the capital and in two western states, but that those arrests were based on existing warrants in other cases.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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People walk past burnt out houses following an attack by Boko haram in Dalori village 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, Nigeria. A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebombed huts and listened to the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists.

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Palestinian militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, pray by the bodies of seven Hamas member killed repairing a tunnel during their funeral at a mosque in Gaza City.

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Muslim girls shouting slogans at a protest against ISIS and terror attacks in Mumbra, Mumbai, Maharshtra.

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A Somali man cries after identifying the dead body of his sister on the beach, following an overnight attack on a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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People search for friends and family amongst dead bodies on the beach, following an overnight attack on a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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In this grab taken from video by Associate Press Television, the scene of an attack on a hotel, in Ouagadougou. Attackers struck an upscale hotel popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital late Friday, fueling the recent political turmoil in the West African country. Three hours later, gunfire could still be heard as soldiers in an armored vehicle finally approached the area.

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Security forces with sniffer dog frisking passengers at New Delhi Railway Station after the bomb scare on Delhi-Kanpur train.

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Bomb disposal squad at New Delhi Railway Station after the bomb scare on Delhi-Kanpur train.

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Security arrangements at Raisina Hill during alert after militant attack at Pathankot.

PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Air Force Base.

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Security person during the operation against the militants who attacked the Indian Air Force base.

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Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Indian Air Force base.

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Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Air Force Base.

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A burned out car lies amid damaged buildings in Ramadi, Iraq. Iraq's military says Islamic State militants launched suicide attacks with seven suicide car bombs in two areas on the outskirts of Ramadi days after troops drove them out of the city center.

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This photo provided by Thames Valley Police shows Mohammed Rehman, left and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan. A husband and wife interested in helping Islamic State extremists have been convicted of planning a large-scale bombing of civilian targets in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7, 2005, attacks on the city's transit system. Rehman, 25, and his wife Ahmed Khan, 24, were found guilty at the Old Bailey court.

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Taliban fighters are handcuffed by Afghan security forces, in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.

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Panic Time A man holds his kids close at a Paris attacks condolence meet

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Security forces rushing towards the spot where militants opened fire on a police party in Anantnag, Kashmir.

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Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, ride on a patrol truck as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Narendra Modi pays floral tributes to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 14th anniversary, at Parliament House.

PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

Members of the band Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse Hughes, right, and Julian Dorio, kneeling, pay their respects to the 89 victims who died in a Nov. 13 major extremist attack, at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal are back at the ravaged Paris theater where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide bombers.

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

Afghan Taliban leader Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor is seen in a photo taken in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1998. Mystery surrounds the fate of 'injured' Afghan Taliban chief.

Special Operation Group of J&K Police personnel move inside the camp which was attacked by the militants at Tangdhar in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

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Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahli (C) with supporters protesting against ISIS over the Paris attacks under the banner of Darul Uloom Farangi Mahal at Eidgah in Lucknow.

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This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, shows Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Abaaoud the Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris was killed in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, the city prosecutor's office announced.

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Mali trooper assists a hostage in leaving the scene, from the Radisson Blu hotel to safety after gunmen attacked the hotel in Bamako, Mali.

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Police officers enter the building of Nov 18's raid on an apartment in Paris suburb Saint-Denis. With France still reeling from last week's deadly attacks in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that Islamic extremists might at some point use chemical or biological weapons, and urged lawmakers to extend a national state of emergency by three months.

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18.11.2015 Backlash Paris was converted into a city at war from the night of November 13. Curfew was imposed, the army called in, elaborate manhunts launched to ferret out terrorists. In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, a posse of police arrest and whisk away a suspect.

AFP (From Outlook Issue 30 November 2015)

15.11.2015 No Exit Confusion and consternation seized distraught people as Paris counted its dead. Rumours sprang suddenly. At the Place de la Republique, they said it was another attack. Their nerves in tatters, people just ran.

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15.11.2015 No answers Defiant graffitti, messages, griefstricken farewell notes and condolences are lit up by hundreds of candles at a makeshift memorial at the Place de la Republique. For days, Parisians kept a steady vigil.

AFP (From Outlook Issue 30 November 2015)