*DEGRADE AND DESTROY – Top ISIS Commanders Killed In Strike
A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior-level ISIS operatives on June 25 near Mosul, Iraq, the Pentagon announced Friday. The terror organization’s deputy minister of war, Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, and a military commander, Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, were killed in the strike. The Pentagon says it is continuing to degrade ISIS’s leadership core through coordinated strikes.
*Official: 20 Foreign Hostages Killed in Bangladesh
Twenty foreign hostages were killed by Islamic militants at a cafe in the capital of Bangladesh late Friday, the Bangladeshi military said. Militants stormed the cafe Friday evening with guns and explosive devices, resulting in an overnight standoff at the Holey Artisan Bakery that saw the Bangladeshi military sent in and foreign embassies put on alert. By Saturday morning, authorities had regained control of the bakery only to discover the bodies of 20 foreigners, most of them Italian or Japanese. Thirteen hostages were rescued and six of the attackers killed, according to Bangladeshi Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina. One of the terrorists was taken alive, she said. The attack, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, came as Muslims in the country were set to sit down for the first time to break fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
*Thousands Protest Brexit in London
Thousands took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The rally, dubbed the “March for Europe,” was organized on social media to encourage leaders to prevent an exit from the EU, which a majority of U.K. residents voted for in a referendum last month. Organizers of Saturday’s rally say that referendum was not fair, as the Brexit campaign in favor of leaving the EU was “full of misinformation.” The rally was set to see demonstrators march along a two-mile stretch from Hyde Park to Parliament.
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