The massacre of pilgrims in Egypt | Colonel Cassad

At least 26 people were killed and 30 were injured in the shelling of two carrying Christian pilgrims buses near the monastery of St. Samuel in the Egyptian province of Minya. About this informed the official representative of the Ministry of health of Egypt. Meanwhile, according to several sources, the number of victims of the attack reached 35.

Most of the dead were children. This is reported by news portal Al-Ahram, citing representatives of the Coptic Church. According to them, in one of the buses were about 40 young Egyptians, in the second driving adults.

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The crisis in Mindanao | Colonel Cassad

The crisis around Marawi in the Philippines continues to develop, where militants of the Caliphate launched a massive attempt to move from pre-territorial control to the open construction of the Islamic State in the territory of the Philippines on the designs of Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan. Accumulating power in the jungle and mountains (under arms from the militants, according to different estimates is from 900 to 2,200) some of which are concentrated in the district of Marawi, and part of the adjacent territories and Islands.

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Strategic changes in Central Syria | Colonel Cassad

Yesterday liberated a vast territory to the South from the road Palmyra-Tiyas that has large strategic implications. Secured the southern flank of the groups leading the offensive in the Palmyra, eliminated the threat of invasions from the South on the communication line of the advancing groups completely eliminated any threat of al-Qaryatayn, fighters in Eastern Qalamoun completely cut off from their colleagues operating in the area of the Jordanian border, created excellent conditions for the further release of Central and southern Syria + expect increased transactions of the SAA in Eastern HOMS to cut off the ledge to the North of Tiyas.

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ISIS ambushes the Philippine Army south of Marawi | AMN

With fierce clashes ongoing in the contested Philippine city of Marawi, ISIS militants destroyed a handful of armored vehicles in its southern countryside on Thursday and also burned down an army barracks in the area.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Army sent a fresh batch of reinforcements to Marawi to replenish its ranks after some 80 government troops have been killed since Tuesday

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Syrian War Report – May 26, 2017 | SOUTHFRONT

On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies announced start of the Operation “Grand Dawn” in eastern Syria. The aim of the operation is to expel militants from the eastern desert and to set a foothold for a push to Deir Ezzor. The declaration followed a major success of government forces in southeastern Homs where they had liberated about 5,000 km2 and got a full control over the Damascus-Palmyra highway.

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