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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.