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Baghdad motorbike blast, other attacks kill 52 in Iraq

Sunni militants in Iraq.At least 52 people were killed Wednesday as a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad's Sadr City and militants targeted mostly Shi'ite neighborhoods around the country.

Al Qaeda splinter group withdraws from Syrian town near Turkey

Syrian fighters.Fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), withdrew from a rebel-held Syrian town near the border with Turkey on Friday, a monitoring group said.

3,300 people killed in Syria rebel infighting this year

Rubble in Syria.About 3,300 people have been killed in fighting between rebel factions trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the start of the year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

Syrian al Qaeda group gives rival Islamists ultimatum

ISIL fighters in Syria.The head of al Qaeda's Syrian arm has given rival Islamist militants five days to accept mediation to end their infighting or face a war which will "eradicate" them, according to an audio recording posted on Tuesday.

Bombings and shootings kill 26 around Iraq

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Iraq.A parked car bomb blew up by a crowded Baghdad market on Tuesday night, killing at least 14 people and bringing the day's total death toll in political violence around Iraq to 26, security and medical sources said.

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