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Iraqi forces push into Mosul's eastern districts

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

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Syria: government and rebels 'reach Damascus water supply deal'

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

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Elite Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, fighting street-to-street against ISIL

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

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Iraqi forces advance against ISIL in Mosul but suffer losses in south

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.

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Civilians flee eastern Mosul as Iraqi forces battle ISIL

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.

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Pearl Harbor: What happened?

It was at 7:55 am local time on December 7, 1941 that Japanese planes launched a surprise and devastating attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

It was at 7:55 am local time on December 7, 1941 that Japanese planes launched a surprise and devastating attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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Syria: dozens of civilians killed by ISIL attack in Al-Bab - Turkish army

At least 30 civilians were killed and many more wounded in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in an attack by the Islamic State group (ISIL) on Sunday, the Turkish army has said in a…

At least 30 civilians were killed and many more wounded in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in an attack by the Islamic State group (ISIL) on Sunday, the Turkish army has said in a…

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Nigeria: Boko Haram driven from Sambisa forest by army

Nigeria’s army has driven Boko Haram militants from their last camp in the northeastern Sambisa forest the group’s, the president Muhammadu Buhari has said in a…

Nigeria’s army has driven Boko Haram militants from their last camp in the northeastern Sambisa forest the group’s, the president Muhammadu Buhari has said in a…

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With Aleppo battle won, Syria and Russia look to 'next stage'

The rubble of war is being cleared from the streets of eastern Aleppo, after the last groups of rebels were removed from the city this week.

The rubble of war is being cleared from the streets of eastern Aleppo, after the last groups of rebels were removed from the city this week.

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Aleppo: then and now

Once Syria’s most populous city, years of bloody conflict have left Aleppo completely destroyed.

Once Syria’s most populous city, years of bloody conflict have left Aleppo completely destroyed.

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After the battle, Aleppo shows its scars

Before the war, Aleppo’s ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East’s greatest treasures.

Before the war, Aleppo’s ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East’s greatest treasures.

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Journalists at risk

An annual 'round-up' from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) details the growing threat of detention, abduction and murder faced by journalists

An annual 'round-up' from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) details the growing threat of detention, abduction and murder faced by journalists

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New deal agreed for Aleppo evacuation

Fresh agreement will allow wounded civilians to be evacuated from the villages of Kefraya and Fua as well as from two towns near the Lebanese border.

Fresh agreement will allow wounded civilians to be evacuated from the villages of Kefraya and Fua as well as from two towns near the Lebanese border.

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Syria Aleppo: thousands of trapped civilians wait as evacuation halts

Amid recriminations on all sides, fears are growing for the thousands of people still desperately trying to flee Eastern Aleppo after the operation

Amid recriminations on all sides, fears are growing for the thousands of people still desperately trying to flee Eastern Aleppo after the operation

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A view of west Aleppo - a divided half of a divided city

This footage was captured by a resident of west Aleppo, the side controlled by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad even before the latest

This footage was captured by a resident of west Aleppo, the side controlled by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad even before the latest

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"Incapable of shame": Russia blamed for Aleppo tragedy

Hundreds have demonstrated in Berlin blaming Moscow and its support of the Syrian government for the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo.

Hundreds have demonstrated in Berlin blaming Moscow and its support of the Syrian government for the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo.

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Aleppo: 'A complete meltdown of humanity'

As the battle for Aleppo comes to an end, the plight of civilians is getting worse by the hour amid accusations by Western countries of atrocities as the Syrian army…

As the battle for Aleppo comes to an end, the plight of civilians is getting worse by the hour amid accusations by Western countries of atrocities as the Syrian army…

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Aleppo: safe passage plan reportedly tabled in Geneva

Russia and the US have been meeting in the Swiss city to seek a solution to the fighting and the humanitarian crisis it has generated.

Russia and the US have been meeting in the Swiss city to seek a solution to the fighting and the humanitarian crisis it has generated.

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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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Syrian forces reject rebel call for truce in Aleppo

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

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Aleppo: Syrian army "seizes all of Old City"

Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo’s historic ‘Old City’, pushing the last remaining rebels there out.

Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo’s historic ‘Old City’, pushing the last remaining rebels there out.

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Libyan forces clear ISIL out of Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

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GRAPHIC: Boy cries over mother's dead body in eastern Aleppo

In a harrowing amateur video released by the Syria Civil Defence (the White Helmets), a boy can be seen crying over the body of his dead mother.

In a harrowing amateur video released by the Syria Civil Defence (the White Helmets), a boy can be seen crying over the body of his dead mother.

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Clown of Aleppo 'killed in Syrian or Russian air strike'

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.