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Army soldiers kill 5 PKK militants in southeastern Turkey

The Turkish military says five members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been killed during separate counter-terrorism operations in the troubled southeastern part of the country. The Turkish General Staff announced in a statement on Thursday that the PKK terrorists had lost their lives in the provinces of Sirnak and ...

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New humanitarian aid convoys leaves for Syrian town

A second convoy of humanitarian aid heads to Syria’s southwestern town of Madaya as part of an agreement to allow the delivery of food and medicine into the area. Fifty trucks carrying international aid supplies left Damascus for the militant-held town, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Syrian ...

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Iraqi troops liberate dozens of families in Ramadi

Iraqi forces liberate dozens of families held by Daesh terrorists in Ramadi as they make their way through the city where remnants of the Takfiri group have still a presence.   Army troops regained control over a number of neighborhoods about 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday. An army commander said two ...

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Turkish jets bomb northern Iraq

The Turkish military says its warplanes have carried out airstrikes against militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), destroying their compounds in northern Iraq. The military said six fighter jets, accompanied by drones, destroyed militant compounds, depots and shelters inside Iraq. Turkey’s airstrikes inside the Iraqi territory have repeatedly drawn fire from Baghdad, which ...

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Saudi fighter jets carry out new airstrikes across Yemen

Saudi military aircraft have carried out a new round of airstrikes across Yemen more than nine months into the kingdom’s war on the impoverished country. In their latest attacks, Saudi jets hit water supply facilities in the province of Ma’rib on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of possible causalities. ...

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One killed, three wounded in Israeli airstrike on Gaza Strip

At least one Palestinian has been killed and three others have been wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the northern part of the Gaza Strip. An Israeli warplane targeted a site allegedly belonging to Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in the town of Beit Lahia on Wednesday. The Palestinian Health Ministry said ...

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Palestinians nabbed for resisting Israel expulsion orders

Israel has detained two Palestinians for resisting “military expulsion orders” banishing them from Tel Aviv-occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Freelance journalist Samer Abu Eisheh, 28, and 33-year-old construction worker Hijazi Abu Sbeih, married and with three children, had been ordered to leave East al-Quds and stay out for respectively five and ...

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Turkish police bust ‘Daesh cell’ in capital Ankara

Turkish security forces have arrested 16 suspected members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group who had formed a cell to carry out a major terrorist attack in the capital, Ankara. Police sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the group’s ringleader, a Turkish national, was arrested during a raid on ...

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Turkmens see Kurdish trench as start of Iraq division

Iraqi Turkmen leaders say the local Kurdish government is exploiting the war on Daesh to dig a trench that will divide the country. They said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is digging the trench in the conflict lines between Daesh and Kurdish forces across northern Iraq. “We see this move to dig a trench as ...

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