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Battle to reclaim Islamic State-held Mosul in Iraq displaces 1,000 villagers

KHAZER, Iraq – Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants have committed a number of atrocities in recent days, officials said Wednesday. Special forces Maj. Gen. Haider Fadhil […]

Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements

The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made […]