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Aleppo: conflicting reports over a halt in the offensive

There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

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Russia and US to talk Aleppo rebel withdrawal as Syrian army advances

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

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Syrian army captures a third of rebel-held territory in east Aleppo

Rebels lose a third of their territory in eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces press on with their advance in a bid to take back the city.

Rebels lose a third of their territory in eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces press on with their advance in a bid to take back the city.

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Airstrike kills 12 civilians in Yemen

Twelve civilians have been killed in Yemen in another airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that’s been fighting Shiite Houthi rebels since March…

Twelve civilians have been killed in Yemen in another airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that’s been fighting Shiite Houthi rebels since March…

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Over 68,000 displaced from Mosul and surroundings, UN warns

The UN warns over 68,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and its surroundings in the six weeks since Iraqi forces began the battle to oust ISIL.

The UN warns over 68,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and its surroundings in the six weeks since Iraqi forces began the battle to oust ISIL.

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Shia militia in Iraq move to cut off Mosul supply route

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

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Iraqi troops resume fighting in Mosul

At least one soldier was killed after offensive resumed following a one day pause.

At least one soldier was killed after offensive resumed following a one day pause.

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Kurdish forces catch ISIL militant in Bashiqa

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

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Food handouts for recently-returned Iraqis

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

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Russian warships 'ward off a Dutch submarine'

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters advance on Bashiqa

The Mosul offensive, into its fourth week, sees advances to the northeast of the city, as Kurdish Peshmerga drive ISIL out of Bashiqa.

The Mosul offensive, into its fourth week, sees advances to the northeast of the city, as Kurdish Peshmerga drive ISIL out of Bashiqa.

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All-out campaign announced to retake Raqqa

The US-backed 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) have are planning a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the ISIL militants in Syria.

The US-backed 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) have are planning a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the ISIL militants in Syria.

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Iraqi forces step up attacks in push towards centre of Mosul

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

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Mosul battle: Iraqi forces hold positions on eastern outskirts

Special forces are going door-to-door in Gogjali district checking buildings for booby traps left behind by Islamic State militants, as major urban battle awaits.

Special forces are going door-to-door in Gogjali district checking buildings for booby traps left behind by Islamic State militants, as major urban battle awaits.

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The fight for Mosul moves closer to Tal Afar

Shia militia groups claim to have launched an offensive against ISIL west of Mosul and a key stronghold for the jihadists is taken south of the city.

Shia militia groups claim to have launched an offensive against ISIL west of Mosul and a key stronghold for the jihadists is taken south of the city.

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Iraqi army advances on Mosul, as ISIL strikes back

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

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Kurdish forces claim capture of town northeast of Mosul

The battle for Mosul has seen further fierce fighting as coalition forces push closer to ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Iraq.

The battle for Mosul has seen further fierce fighting as coalition forces push closer to ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Iraq.

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Iraqi forces drive ISIL out of Christian region near Mosul

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.

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Fierce resistance and ISIL threats as Mosul assault progresses

On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…

On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…

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Iraqi army prepares to retake Mosul

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

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Preparations intensify for Mosul offensive in Iraq

French fighter jets have taken off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on a mission targeting the so-called Islamic State in its Iraqi stronghold of…

French fighter jets have taken off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on a mission targeting the so-called Islamic State in its Iraqi stronghold of…

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Four medical workers killed in Syria airstrike

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.