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Daesh hits U.S.-backed Syrian rebel base near Iraq border

BEIRUT, Aug 7 – Daesh suicide bombers on Sunday attacked a military base for U.S.-backed fighters near the Syrian-Iraqi border, leaving several dead before blowing themselves up, rebel sources and the militants said on Sunday. They said the dawn attack on the heavily defended military camp near the Syrian al Tanf border crossing with Iraq

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Iraq PM Orders Probe Into Corruption Allegations Over Weapons Deals

BAGHDAD, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risks re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Daesh. Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters and

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As ‘Caliphate’ Shrinks, Daesh Looks to Global Attacks

By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Tolba BAGHDAD/CAIRO, July 31 – Daesh, losing territory and on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, has claimed credit for a surge in global attacks this summer, most of them in France and Germany. The wave of attacks followed a call to strike against the West during the Islamic holy

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Rights Group Says Ban Militias With Record of Abuses From Mosul Battle

BAGHDAD, July 31 – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in a planned offensive on the Daesh-held city of Mosul, campaign group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The battle for Mosul, the ultra-hardline militants’ de facto capital in Iraq and the largest city anywhere in their

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Daesh Said to Shun Withdrawal Offer in Surrounded Syrian City of Manbij

BEIRUT, July 23 – Daesh appeared to have shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces raged ahead of its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, made up of Arab and Kurdish fighters and backed

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Car Bomb Kills Seven North of Baghdad, Second Bombing in Two Days

BAGHDAD, July 13 – At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a suicide bomber a car detonated his explosives at a checkpoint, security and medical sources said, the second bombing in the district in as many days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast

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Dozens Killed Or Injured In Overnight Baghdad Bombings

BAGHDAD, July 3 – Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad in the early hours of Sunday as they celebrated Ramadan, local TV channel al-Sumaria said. Daesh claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb in the Karrada shopping area, in a

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Clashes Between Daesh, Syrian Rebels Kill Dozens Near Turkey: Monitor

BEIRUT, May 28 – Fighting between Daesh and Syrian rebels near the Turkish border has killed dozens of people in the last two days, as Daesh militants keep up an offensive that has led to rapid territorial gains, a monitoring group said on Saturday. Fighters from the militant group entered the rebel-held town of Marea early

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