29 June 2017
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24/06/2017 15:11

In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell

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They all say they are back from "hell". Quivering and emaciated, the civilians emerging from Mosul's Old City have survived famine but often lost relatives and sometimes their sanity.

22/06/2017 03:49

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

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The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

04/06/2017 17:16 Video

Bloody London, flowers and messages: the London lament

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Just past the areas affected by the attacks and closed to the public to allow police relief, the first flowers and messages appeared to the victims of the London attacks. The attack on London Bridge, costing at least 7 people and causing 48 injured, some of which are in serious condition, is the third terrorist attack in less than three months.

13/05/2017 18:53

Deal reached to evacuate rebel-held Damascus district: SANA

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Syria's government has reached a deal with rebels in the Qabun neighbourhood of Damascus for the evacuation of opposition fighters, Syrian state media and a monitor said on Saturday.

13/05/2017 17:36

Hunger and fear in Syria's Tabqa after IS defeat

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When Dalal Ahmad heard that the fighters who expelled the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Tabqa were distributing food, she began to run, desperate for any scraps.

11/05/2017 10:03

US-backed fighters hunt for IS holdouts in Syria's Tabqa

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US-backed fighters hunted for jihadist holdouts in Syria's Tabqa on Thursday after overrunning the city and nearby dam in a step forward for their advance on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa.

09/05/2017 15:50

Iraq forces advance in west Mosul

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Iraqi forces are making swift progress in west Mosul, officers said Tuesday, retaking several neighbourhoods on their way to a final showdown with jihadists in the Old City.

09/05/2017 08:45

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight «terrorism» as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

05/05/2017 06:24

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

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A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, his lawyer said Friday, after two others were taken into custody this week on suspicion of funding the Islamic State group.

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.

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