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Middle East

Gulf-backed Yemeni forces capture Red Sea coast city

Saudi forces in Yemen.Yemeni government forces backed by Gulf Arab troops have secured the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha, United Arab Emirates news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a push that paves the way for an advance on the country's main port city of Hodeidah.
 

Iraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

An Iraqi soldier stands next to the corpse of an Islamic State fighter.The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers' belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby.
   

Islamic State encircled in Syria's al-Bab after army advance

Smoke rises over al-Bab.Syrian government forces advanced on the northern Islamic State-held city of al-Bab on Monday, cutting off the last supply route that connects it to militant strongholds further east towards Iraq, a monitor said.
   

Syria carried out mass hangings at military prison

Syria carried out mass hangings at a military prison.The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
   

Iran confirms missile test, drawing tough response from Trump aide

A missile launch in Iran.Iran said on Wednesday it had test-fired a new ballistic missile, prompting a tough response from a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump.
   

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