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An air raid that Russian claimed killed the leader of the Islamic State group has reportedly killed an elderly hay dealer and his extended family instead.

Human Rights Watch says the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is endangering civilians by using artillery-delivered white phosphorous.

US-backed force pierces into Raqqa, dozens of civilian casualties

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US-backed force pierces into Raqqa, dozens of civilian casualties

US-backed Syrian fighters broke into the western part of the IS group's stronghold on Saturday, they and a monitor said, opening up a second front inside the northern Syrian city.

Syrian Arab-Kurdish fighters advance deeper into IS-held Raqqa

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Syrian Arab-Kurdish fighters advance deeper into IS-held Raqqa

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces have taken two neighbourhoods from IS in Raqqa, yet heavy US airstrikes has put civilians at risk.

US-led coalition warplanes 'shower Syria's Raqqa with white phosphorus'

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US-led coalition warplanes 'shower Syria's Raqqa with white phosphorus'

US-led coalition warplanes have used white phosphorus munitions in the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqqa, endangering the lives of ...

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Syrian regime jets pound Daraa after rebel attacks

Regime forces pounded parts of the southern city of Daraa with airstrikes and artillery fire on Monday, one day after rebels attacked government positions in the southern city.

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East Libyan forces surge through central desert oasis towns

East Libyan forces have captured a number of oasis towns in the country's central desert region, after Egyptian airstrikes helped them overcome ...

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Libya parliament leader 'gave Egypt permission to bomb militants'

The head of Libya's parliament reportedly gave the green light to Egypt to launch air raids on militants in response to a ...

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Dozens of civilians 'killed in airstrikes' on Iraq's Mosul

Reports of at least 200 civilians killed in airstrikes targeting Mosul's Az Zanjili district on Tuesday, as Iraqi forces push to recapture the ...

Sudan's foreign minister cancels Egypt visit as tensions simmer

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Sudan's foreign minister cancels Egypt visit as tensions simmer

Sudan's foreign minister has cancelled a trip to Egypt as relations between the neighbouring countries have been fraught with tension over a ...

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Egypt 'deploys special forces to Libya' to back Haftar

Egypt has sent "dozens of military personnel" to Libya to back its close ally Khalifa Haftar as Cairo presses ahead with attacks on terrorist ...

Egypt to continue Libya airstrikes after Coptic Christian massacre

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Egypt to continue Libya airstrikes after Coptic Christian massacre

Egypt's military said Monday that it plans to press ahead with military operations against terrorist training camps in Libya after the Islamic ...

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

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Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in ...

Warplanes continue pounding Libya's Derna days after Egyptian intervention

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Warplanes continue pounding Libya's Derna days after Egyptian intervention

Witnesses are reporting continued airstrikes on Libya's Derna days after Egypt attacked camps there in retaliation for a deadly attack on Coptic ...

Libyan militant group behind 'US ambassador killing' dissolves

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Libyan militant group behind 'US ambassador killing' dissolves

Ansar al-Sharia, a Libyan jihadi militant group, announced it will dissolve, following repeated air raids on another al-Qaeda ...

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Libyan al-Qaeda linked militants deny involvement in Egypt massare

Al-Qaeda linked Libyan militants Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna have denied involvement in a deadly attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians as Egyptian planes target the group for a second day.

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US pound Raqqa as Kurdish-Arab force prepare final assault

Kurdish forces allied with the US-led coalition are reportedly nearing the gates of Raqqa as air strikes continue to rain down on the ...

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Pro-Haftar Libyan planes took part in Egyptian air strikes

The air force loyal to Libya's Khalifa Haftar joined Egypt's strikes on militant sites in the country after an attack on Coptic ...

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Egypt's Islamic foundation cancels Ramadan celebrations following IS attack

The Egyptian state body responsible for issuing Islamic advisory opinions cancelled its annual Ramadan month celebrations after an attack on ...

Egypt says Libya extremists targeted after attack on Christians Egypt says Libya extremists targeted after attack on Christians

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Egypt says Libya extremists targeted after attack on Christians

Egypt's president has said that Cairo has retaliated to a deadly attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians by striking militant training camps ...

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Coalition strikes 'killing civilians by the hundreds' in Raqqa

At least 16 civilians have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike in a village in Syria's Raqqa province this week, joining ...

Video: Iraqi soldier rams into IS bomber, saving comrades

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Video: Iraqi soldier rams into IS bomber, saving comrades

A video that reportedly captures the dramatic moment an Iraqi soldier saved his squad by driving his bulldozer into an incoming Islamic State ...

US-led coalition denies civilian '<em>air</em> raid massacre' in Syria

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US-led coalition denies civilian 'air raid massacre' in Syria

The US-led coalition against IS has denied its aircraft carried out an air raid in eastern Syria which left dozens of people dead ...

Israeli minister: Time to assassinate Syria's Assad

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Israeli minister: Time to assassinate Syria's Assad

An Israeli minister has called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following new reports that his regime executed ...

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