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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.

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Turkey vows to push back PYD fighters from Syrian border

Turkey’s Defence Minister says its armed forces are hoping to push the Syrian Kurdish PYD fighters further east in Jarablus within a week.

Turkey’s Defence Minister says its armed forces are hoping to push the Syrian Kurdish PYD fighters further east in Jarablus within a week.

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Turkish-backed rebels enter ISIL-held Jarablus in Syria

Turkish tanks have been in action inside Syria, taking part in an offensive to try to drive the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the border area.

Turkish tanks have been in action inside Syria, taking part in an offensive to try to drive the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the border area.

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Erdogan wants to contain Syria's Kurdish rebels at all costs

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

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Why has Iran let Russia use its bases for bombing Syria?

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

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Russia hits back at US claims over its Syria raids from Iran

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected US suggestions that it might be violating a UN resolution by using an Iranian air base to launch air strikes in Syria.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected US suggestions that it might be violating a UN resolution by using an Iranian air base to launch air strikes in Syria.

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Georgia marks anniversary of 5-day war

Georgia commemorated the eighth anniversary of its five-day war with Russia on Monday (August 8).

Georgia commemorated the eighth anniversary of its five-day war with Russia on Monday (August 8).

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Obama warns defeating ISIL militarily 'will not be enough'

President Barack Obama has hailed the progress he says the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against ISIL.

President Barack Obama has hailed the progress he says the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against ISIL.

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Turkey bombs PKK in northern Iraq for first time since failed coup

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

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Belgium deploys F16s in fight against ISIL

For the first time, six Belgian F16s are to be used in strikes against ISIL positions over Syrian Territory.

For the first time, six Belgian F16s are to be used in strikes against ISIL positions over Syrian Territory.

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Syria: US diplomats urge anti-Assad military strikes

As US-led air power pounds ISIL in Syria, dozens of State Department officials want the Assad regime to feel the force of American military might.

As US-led air power pounds ISIL in Syria, dozens of State Department officials want the Assad regime to feel the force of American military might.

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Iraq halts Falluja offensive over civilian safety fears

The decision comes two days after elite forces set up on the outskirts, preparing for what would be the most ambitious attempt to oust the extremist group since ISIL overran much of the city in June 2

The decision comes two days after elite forces set up on the outskirts, preparing for what would be the most ambitious attempt to oust the extremist group since ISIL overran much of the city in June 2

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ISIL fight back in Falluja amid concern for civilians

ISIL launches a counter-assault against Iraqi Army soldiers at dawn as they advanced through the southern part of the city.

ISIL launches a counter-assault against Iraqi Army soldiers at dawn as they advanced through the southern part of the city.

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Pictured: ISIL's remote controlled machine gun

Kurdish forces in Iraq have captured a remote controlled machine gun from ISIL. The weapon, shown to Euronews, was operated by jihadi fighters safely

Kurdish forces in Iraq have captured a remote controlled machine gun from ISIL. The weapon, shown to Euronews, was operated by jihadi fighters safely

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The men and women who escaped ISIL

It is what is hoped to be the final assault in the battle to retake the city of Mosul. Security forces, Sunni tribal fighters launched the offensive

It is what is hoped to be the final assault in the battle to retake the city of Mosul. Security forces, Sunni tribal fighters launched the offensive

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Palmyra recaptured from ISIL, military source

"After heavy fighting during the night, the army is in full control of Palmyra -- both the ancient site and the residential neighbourhoods," a military source said.

"After heavy fighting during the night, the army is in full control of Palmyra -- both the ancient site and the residential neighbourhoods," a military source said.

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Turks welcome end of military operation in Sur, Diyarbakir

Residents in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir have welcomed the end of a government-backed operation against militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party

Residents in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir have welcomed the end of a government-backed operation against militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party