ISIL leader blows up self, family as US attacks Syria hideout

The leader of ISIL group blew himself up along with members of his family as American forces raided his Syria hideout Thursday, the U.S. said the second time in three years the United States has taken out a leader of the violent group that has been struggling for resurgence with deadly attacks in the region.

More than 30 ISIL suspects detained

Security forces have detained more than 30 people, including foreign nationals, in Istanbul and Ankara for their links to the terror group ISIL.

In Istanbul, anti-terror units launched simultaneous raids on 11 homes in four districts and rounded up 11 suspects, all foreign nationals, for their alleged links to ISIL.

Former FARC leader killed in Venezuela: Colombian media

A dissident former leader of the FARC guerrillas was shot dead in Venezuela by other rebels, Colombian media reported on Dec. 5.

Citing Colombian and Venezuelan intelligence sources, several newspapers said Hernan Dario Velasquez, nicknamed "El Paisa" ("The Peasant"), had been ambushed in the state of Apure, on the border with Colombia.