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Middle East

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed

Blast damage in Afghanistan.The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, the Pentagon said on Friday.
 

Syrian army takes more oil fields from Islamic State in Raqqa and eastern desert

Syrian Army soldiers.The Syrian army backed by heavy Russian air strikes seized a string of oil wells in southwest Raqqa province on Saturday, as retreating Islamic State militants battle to defend their remaining territory in the country.

   

Still pockets of IS resistance in Mosul Old City

IS resistance in MosulIraqi forces still face pockets of resistance from Islamic State in Mosul's Old City four days after the prime minister declared victory.
   

Tough road ahead, even as Islamic State grip on Mosul and Raqqa falters

Iraqi soldiers celebrate victory in Mosul.With Islamic State all but ejected from one if its former capitals and surrounded in the other, members of a 72-nation coalition meet in Washington this week to try to ensure the battlefield victories do not, once again, evaporate amid new sectarian strife.

   

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Rubble in Mosul.Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militants in the de facto Iraqi capital of their self-declared caliphate.

   

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