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Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday. There were 891 attacks during the first quarter of 2016 in neighbors Iraq and Syria, more than in any three-month period since the militants' sweeping advance in mid-2014, IHS said in a new report. "The group is resorting more and more to mass-casualty violence as it comes under heavy pressure from multiple angles," said Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center.
Air France-KLM's board of directors on Sunday appointed Jean-Marc Janaillac, the current head of French transport group Transdev, as the group's new chief executive following the surprise resignation of Alexandre de Juniac. "The board has decided that Mr Janaillac will be co-opted as a group director when Mr de Juniac leaves office on July 31 at the latest. The appointment of 63-year-old Janaillac was widely anticipated but French media had expected the announcement to come on Tuesday at the earliest.