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Krebs Daily Briefing 30 December 2015

International U.S.-led air strikes kill IS leaders linked to Paris attacks A U.S.-led coalition has killed 10 Islamic State leaders in the past month with targeted air strikes, including individuals linked to last month’s attacks in Paris, a spokesman for the coalition said on Tuesday. “Over the past month, we’ve killed 10 ISIL leadership figures […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 29 December 2015

International Kazakhstan Looks to Private Equity for Help With Its $93 Billion Cash Pile KKR & Co. founder Henry Kravis, Blackstone Group LP Chairman Stephen Schwarzman and Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein were among the guests when Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted a dinner in New York. Apart from the dining at the Four Seasons […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 28 December 2015

International Iraqi Forces Retake Center of Ramadi From ISIS BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces said on Monday they had seized a strategic government complex in the western city of Ramadi from the Islamic State after a fierce weeklong battle to retake it, following a brutal seven-month occupation by the extremist group. “The security forces have entered the governmental […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 23 December 2014

International Iraqi troops expected to drive ISIS from Ramadi in days: State TV Iraq’s army chief was quoted on Wednesday as saying he needed only days to drive Islamic State from the city of Ramadi, whose fall in May exposed the weakness of the Baghdad government and dampened hopes of restoring control in the north […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 22 December 2015

International Six U.S. troops killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan Six American troops were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a suicide bomber on a motorbike struck their patrol near Bagram air base, a U.S. official said, in the latest high-profile attack claimed by Taliban insurgents. Just days ago, the Pentagon warned of deteriorating security […]