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Syrian troops advance on Dayr al-Zawr after retaking city in Homs

Syrian government forces have made “significant progress” in their latest push against Daesh terrorists in the northern city of Raqqah and are advancing eastwards to the mostly militant-held Dayr al-Zawr Province, a monitoring group says. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday that the pro-Damascus troops were ...

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Iraqi military aircraft kill 170 Daesh terrorists in Salahuddin

Iraqi army choppers have killed at least 170 members of the Daesh terrorist group in a series of airstrikes launched in the country’s northern Salahuddin province. “The Iraqi army’s helicopter gunships, in coordination with Salahuddin’s Operations Command (SOC), carried out effective airstrikes on Daesh terrorist gangs in Tasnei’ Askari area ...

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Lebanese army seizes control of Daesh outpost in Ras Baalbek

The Lebanese army has established complete control over a position of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the northern Beqaa Valley after government forces lobbed a barrage of artillery round at the posts of the militants. Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported on Sunday that six extremists were killed as the projectiles slammed into the ...

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UN condemns Saudi disregard for civilian lives in Yemen

The United Nations has strongly condemned the latest Saudi airstrikes against Yemen in which at least 12 civilians, including children, lost their lives, stressing that the aerial attacks are an example of the “brutality” of the Yemeni conflict and “disregard” for civilians’ safety. “All parties to the conflict continue to ...

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Israel evicting Palestinian family from age-old house

A 75-year-old Palestinian woman says she and her family are to be forced out of their age-old house, where she started to live more than half a century ago. Fahamiya Shamasneh and her kin have until Wednesday to leave the residence in Israel-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds to make way for “original ...

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Iraqi PM rules out dismantling of Hashd al-Sha’abi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has categorically ruled out the dismantling of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), commonly known as Hashd al-Sha’abi. Abadi said on Saturday that the PMU operated under the supervision of the Iraqi government and religious leadership and was recognized by the state, making it clear that ...

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