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Three foreign mercenaries killed in Yemen clashes

Three foreign military advisers have been killed in clashes with Houthi Ansarullah fighters and allied forces in Yemen’s southwestern Ta’izz Province, reports say. Yemen’s al-Marsad news agency said on Wednesday that the three foreign mercenaries were employed by the US-based private military contractor, Blackwater, to fight against Yemenis. According to the Yemeni sources, the ...

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Taliban raid on Afghan airport kills at least eight

KANDAHAR: At least eight people were killed after Taliban militants stormed an airport complex in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city, triggering an all-night gun battle into Wednesday that coincides with a regional conference that had raised hopes of reviving peace talks. Residents of the complex said they could hear soldiers pleading ...

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Syrian army troops deal major blows to Takfiri militants

Syrian government forces have carried out a string of mop-up operations against foreign-backed militants across the conflict-ridden Arab country, inflicting heavy losses on them. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syrian army soldiers backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups established control over Akko and Bouz ...

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Turkey detains 18 alleged supporters of Erdogan opponent

Police in Turkey have arrested 18 people, including senior police officers, accusing them of supporting a US-based opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The individuals were detained in 13 provinces, including in Istanbul and Ankara, as part of an investigation into the case of those who support Turkish cleric Fethullah ...

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Iraqi forces kill dozens of Takfiris in Anbar, Salahuddin

Iraqi army forces have killed dozens of Daesh Takfiri terrorists as they continue their operations against the extremist group in two major provinces of Anbar and Salahuddin. On Tuesday, Iraqi forces laid siege to the Hasibah district of Ramadi, the provincial capital city of Iraq’s western Anbar Province, killing 29 Daesh militants, including ...

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Investors dumping Turkey assets at record pace

Turkey is facing a record flight of assets as foreign investors are dumping stocks and bonds amid a gloomy outlook, international consultants say.  Investors have withdrawn $7.6 billion in assets so far this year and look to keep pulling their money out of Turkey as a result of war in ...

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Three Syrian troops killed in US-led air raid in eastern Syria

The Syrian government says three of its soldiers have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition created to allegedly target Daesh Takfiri terrorists. In a statement on Monday, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said 13 troops were also injured when four US-led coalition warplanes fired nine missiles at one of the Syrian army’s ...

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Iraq gives Turkish forces 48 hours to leave country

BAGHDAD: Iraq on Sunday gave Turkey 48 hours to withdraw forces it said had entered the country illegally or face “all available options”, including recourse to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Baghdad, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the militant Islamic State (IS) group, ...

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Israeli warplanes target area in southern Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have carried out an aerial attack against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the blockaded coastal territory. Palestinian sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrike struck a site belonging to Ezzedine Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, ...

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Truck bomb explosion injures 12 in eastern Afghanistan

At least 12 people, including seven policemen, have sustained injuries in a truck bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. The incident happened on Monday morning after a bomber targeted the outer perimeter of a police compound in the Surkhrod district of Nangarhar with an explosives-laden truck, Reuters reported. ...

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