30 April 2017
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25/04/2017 19:01

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

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Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

25/04/2017 17:36

IS «executes» at least 15 civilians in Mosul

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Jihadist militants from the Islamic State group posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who welcomed them in central Mosul, officials said on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 14:11

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

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Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said.

25/04/2017 13:36

Frontline clinic window on hell of IS-held Mosul areas

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The horrific wounds and gruesome accounts of the victims filling a frontline clinic in west Mosul in Iraq offer a window on the hell inside the last jihadist strongholds.

25/04/2017 12:56

Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighbourhood from IS

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Iraqi forces retook full control of one the largest neighbourhoods of west Mosul Tuesday from the Islamic State group after a week of intense fighting, a top commander said.

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.

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 09:41

In Mosul, Iraqi snipers track jihadists around the clock

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A few hundred metres from an iconic mosque in west Mosul, Iraqi sniper Salah al-Zuheiri has his eye glued to his scope as he searches for Islamic State group jihadists.

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.

18/04/2017 05:44

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million: UN

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The six-month-old operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has forced around half a million people to flee their homes, the United Nations said Monday.

17/04/2017 06:23

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

17/04/2017 06:15

IS attacked Iraq forces with chemical weapons: military

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The Islamic State group used chemical weapons against Iraqi forces taking part in the operation to recapture Mosul, injuring some security personnel, the military said on Sunday.

17/04/2017 06:13

Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town

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Qaraqosh is quiet except for a church bell ringing as Iraqi Christians gather for the first Easter mass since the town was retaken from the Islamic State jihadist group.

17/04/2017 05:52

At least 68 children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

16/04/2017 07:08

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

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Six months since Iraqi forces launched a vast operation to oust the Islamic State group from second city Mosul, they have recaptured its east and are battling for the west.

16/04/2017 07:00

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over

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Iraqi forces made major gains in the six months since launching the operation to retake Mosul, but the battle for Iraq's second city and the war against the Islamic State group are far from over.

15/04/2017 16:41

Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees

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A suicide car bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.

15/04/2017 16:39

US-backed forces reach edge of IS-held Syria town

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US-backed fighters have reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria as part of an offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion Raqa, a monitor said Saturday.

15/04/2017 10:15

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.

08/04/2017 14:15

Strike kills 15 near Syria's IS-held Raqa: monitor

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At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.

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.

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