Category: Middle East

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Evacuations back on in east Aleppo, rescue groups say

Rescue groups said they have begun evacuating wounded residents from east Aleppo after being stalled for five hours amid reports ...

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Aleppo cease-fire broken; 40 injured in shelling, rescue group says

Hours after a cease-fire agreement in Aleppo, shelling resumed in the eastern portion of the city, stalling rebel and civilian ...

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2,000 Islamic State militants killed or injured in Mosul offensive

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend said at least 2,000 Islamic State militants have been killed or badly injured ...

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US Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the US-backed military campaign ...

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Iraq shifts forces to east Mosul as ISIL hits back

The Iraqi army has sent sent reinforcements to eastern Mosul after ISIL fighters launched a ferocious counterattack last week, pushing ...

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ISIL fighters re-enter Syria’s Palmyra

Fighters from ISIL have re-entered Syria’s famed ancient city of Palmyra from which they were driven out nine months ago, ...

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Explosions reported in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Turkey

Two huge explosions have occurred in the Turkish city of Istanbul, according to news reports and posts on social media. ...

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Syrian army pauses Aleppo assault to allow civilian evacuations

Syria’s army has paused military operations in Aleppo to allow civilians to flee the city but concerns about violence after ...

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Russia, China veto U.N. resolution for seven-day Aleppo cease-fire

Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Tuesday calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo, Syria. Vitaly ...

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United Nations to stop reporting military casualties in Iraq

The United Nations mission in Iraq said it will stop reporting military casualty figures after Iraq’s military complained the numbers ...