26 April 2017
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24/04/2017 19:21

Syria's Tabqa: a strategic prize

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Syria's Tabqa, which US-backed forces entered Monday, is doubly strategic: it lies on the road to the Islamic State group's Raqa bastion and the nearby dam is the country's largest.

24/04/2017 19:17

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

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A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

24/04/2017 12:21

Volunteers search rubble to save Mosul university

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Leaning on his crutch, Nizar picks through the rubble where the main building of Mosul University used to be, looking for whatever administrative documents can still be salvaged.

24/04/2017 04:31

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

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Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

23/04/2017 20:16

Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10

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An ambush by the Islamic State group killed 10 members of the security forces Sunday in western Iraq, where federal and other forces recently ramped up an anti-jihadist offensive.

23/04/2017 09:41

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

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Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

22/04/2017 07:46

«Assad blames ex Al-Qaeda affiliate for bombing evacuees»

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Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Friday blamed the country's former Al-Qaeda affiliate for a deadly bombing against buses carrying evacuees outside Aleppo at the weekend.

22/04/2017 00:54

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

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Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

22/04/2017 00:48

Indian pair jailed for recruiting, fundraising for IS

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Two men accused of fundraising and recruiting for the Islamic State group in India were sentenced to seven years in jail Friday, an official said.

21/04/2017 06:53

Iraq forces retake more areas in west Mosul

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Iraqi forces retook two more neighbourhoods in west Mosul on Thursday, tightening the noose around jihadists holed up in the Old City, commanders said."The...

21/04/2017 06:37

Satellite dishes reconnect post-IS Mosul to world

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Satellite dishes have been sprouting on the rooftops of east Mosul since it was retaken from the Islamic State group, who punished anyone caught with a dish with the lash.

20/04/2017 03:18

Fighting ongoing near site of US blast in Afghanistan: NATO

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Fighting was still ongoing Wednesday near the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago, a NATO spokesman said.

20/04/2017 01:41

Bomb in Syria's Aleppo kills six, injures more than 30: state TV

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A bomb killed six people and wounded more than 30 in Syria's second city Aleppo on Wednesday, state television reported, without giving the reason for the blast.

14/03/2017 07:07

Six years of conflict in Syria

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Peaceful protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. They were harshly repressed, prompting an armed uprising that descended into a complex nationwide conflict.

18/12/2016 01:47

Libya officially proclaims liberation of Sirte from IS

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Libya's unity government leader Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte, after the liberation from Islamic State group forces of what was the last significant territory they held in the country.

17/12/2016 06:08

Aleppo wounded desperate for treatment in Turkey

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Lying in a hospital bed in northern Syria, Aleppo evacuee Ali Tarab pleads to be quickly taken to neighbouring Turkey for proper treatment for his shattered leg.

17/12/2016 00:24

France, US push for Aleppo observers

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The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and ensure urgent deliveries of aid, the US envoy said Friday.

14/12/2016 11:05

Syria army resumes shelling of rebel Aleppo

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Syria's army resumed shelling the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Wednesday, a monitor said, ending hours of calm after a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels was announced.

13/12/2016 04:02

With rebel Aleppo to fall, Syrians abroad ponder cost

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As the battle for Aleppo enters its final phase, Syrians now living in Greece feel utterly consumed by the human cost of the four-year rebel fight for the traumatised city.

12/12/2016 07:03

Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra

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Syrian forces pushed forward in Aleppo Sunday as thousands fled rebel-held areas, but they lost ground to the south where the Islamic State group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra.

11/12/2016 06:31

After Aleppo falls, where next for Syria?

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While seizing control of Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have more control now than at any time since the conflict began, experts say.

11/12/2016 05:23

US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

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The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

10/12/2016 08:10

Spotlight turns to US forces' role as IS fight continues

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As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and step down as commander-in-chief of America's military, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.

09/12/2016 15:35

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up

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Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in Aleppo on Friday as key regime backer Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.

09/12/2016 14:39

Strikes to continue while «bandits» remain in Aleppo: Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Syria's Aleppo will continue to be bombed by the Moscow-backed regime as long as rebels remain in the devastated city.

04/12/2016 11:29

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

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For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

30/11/2016 07:23

Growing fears of IS use of weaponised drones

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The Mosul battle in Iraq has seen the Islamic State group increasingly resort to weaponised drones, which Western governments fear could lead to a new type of attack at home.

28/11/2016 14:30

In major blow, Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo

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Syria's rebels lost all the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

22/11/2016 12:30

Syrian civilians flee as regime advances inside rebel-held Aleppo

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Syrian pro-government forces pushed forward inside rebel-held Aleppo on Tuesday, prompting civilians to flee, as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city.

21/11/2016 17:24

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul

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Iraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby.

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