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US Says ISIS Leader Killed in Somalia Raid

US Says ISIS Leader Killed in Somalia Raid

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday said that US forces conducted a raid in northern Somalia that resulted in the killing of a senior ISIS leader, Bilal al-Sudani, in a rare US operation in the country that didn’t target al-Shabaab.

Ukraine Furious as EU Plans to Refine Sanctions on Russian Fertilizer Exports

Ukraine Furious as EU Plans to Refine Sanctions on Russian Fertilizer Exports

The European Union has agreed to redefine sanctions on some Russian exports to make it easier for poorer nations to import Russia’s fertilizer products. While a group of Western states say the amended policy will help to ease a growing food crisis in Africa, Kiev was outraged at the EU for taking any steps that would even slightly ease the economic war on Moscow.  

Kiev Seizes Assets of Russian Orthodox Clerics

Kiev Seizes Assets of Russian Orthodox Clerics

Ukraine has ratcheted up its campaign against a branch of the Eastern Orthodox church with ties to Russia. On the order of President Volodymyr Zelensky, seven senior clerics from the Russian Orthodox church will have their assets seized and face bans on a range of economic and legal activities.

Senator Questions Israeli Report on American Journalist’s Killing

Senator Questions Israeli Report on American Journalist’s Killing

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) objected to Tel Aviv’s finding in the murder of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. In May, Abu Akleh was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper. On Monday, Tel Aviv concluded that one of its soldiers likely unintentionally shot Shireen, but no criminal investigation will take place. Van Hollen called for the US government to carry out an official inquiry. 

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