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Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

altIraqi forces gained fresh ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Monday, as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq entered its seventh month.


U.S. 'Mother of all bombs' owes origins to specialised anti-Nazi weapons

MOAB strike in Afghanistan.The 11-ton "mother of all bombs" dropped by U.S. forces on ISIS-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialised weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against Nazi targets in World War Two.


U.S. general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle

Iraqi forces in Mosul.Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals, a U.S. general told Reuters on Wednesday.


Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen

Sudanese soldiers killed in YemenFive Sudanese soldiers were killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a Sudan armed forces statement said.

Islamic State has lost most territory it held in Iraq - Iraqi spokesman

Iraqi security forces near Mosul.Islamic State has lost most of the territory it has held in Iraq since 2014, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday.


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