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In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an Iraqi or US coalition strike.

IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

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IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

An Islamic State group affiliate took control of Heet, near the Jordanian border, despite Russian and regime air strikes against them.

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

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Thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

Refugees return to their homes in Daraa during a ceasefire agreement despite air strikes on two areas killing four civilians.

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Four killed in Saudi Arabia checkpoint shootout

A drive-by shooting left four dead at a checkpoint in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia.

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Iran executes eight over deadly IS attacks in Tehran

Iran has executed eight people convicted over two deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Tehran last year, the judiciary's news ...

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Paris attacks suspect linked to IS Jordan pilot killing

Osama Krayem, a Swede of Syrian origin, could face war crimes charges over the grisly murder of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh.

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UNRWA chief visits Syria's pulverised Yarmouk refugee camp

Yarmouk, which was meant as haven for displaced Palestinians, had come to symbolise a humanitarian catastrophe that caused some of the worst ...

Iraq launches major operation against IS remnants following abductions

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Iraq launches major operation against IS remnants following abductions

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who critics charged as being weak against the Islamic State, has vowed to avenge eight civilians killed by the ...

Dutch detain two suspected <em>jihadists</em> back from Turkey

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Dutch detain two suspected jihadists back from Turkey

Dutch authorities detained two suspected jihadist fighters Tuesday after they returned from Turkey where they had been sentenced for ...

Iraq calls for repatriation of children of foreign militants

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Iraq calls for repatriation of children of foreign militants

Iraq has called for home countries of foreign jihadists held in its jails to repatriate hundreds of children of the captured militants.

Egypt says it killed 3 <em>jihadists</em>, destroyed Gaza tunnels

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Egypt says it killed 3 jihadists, destroyed Gaza tunnels

The Egyptian army said its forces killed three jihadists in the Sinai and destroyed tunnels at Rafah on the Gaza border as part of a ...

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US Senator in Syria: 'Terrible' if American troops leave

Lindsey Graham told a group of local officials in a video broadcast by the Manbij-based Furat FM TV on Monday that it would "be terrible" if Americans leave the city.

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Four Mali soldiers killed by landmine

Mali's unrest stems from a 2012 ethnic Tuareg separatist uprising which was exploited by jihadists in order to take over key cities in ...

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Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

A Lebanese court has sentenced a journalist to a jail term for insulting the country's foreign minister in a social media post that criticised ...

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Iraq executes a dozen of death row jihadists

Iraq has been quick to respond to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's calls for the 'immediate execution' of hundreds of convicted ...

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row <em>jihadists</em>

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Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Abadi's orders came after criticism he failed to react forcefully to Islamic State's execution of eight captives.

Stasa Salacanin

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their ...

US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

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US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group extremists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh

Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an ...

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

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