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Conflict displaces record number of Afghans in 2016, U.N. says

A record number of Afghanis have been displaced by conflict.The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year has surpassed half a million people, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, the highest number since it began tracking such statistics in 2008.

Denmark to pull F-16 fighter jets from Syria and Iraq

A Danish F-16.Denmark will not extend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq from mid-December after six months in action, the Danish government said on Friday.

Sunni tribesmen demand federalism in Iraq

Sunnis want federalism in IraqAs mortar bombs land ever closer, Sunni tribal fighters preparing to attack Islamic State seemed more preoccupied by the failures of Iraq's political class than the militants trying to kill them.

Jailed Islamic State suspects recall path to jihad in Iraq

An Islamic State fighter in Iraq.When Kurdish forces began firing rockets at a suspected Islamic State hideout in northern Iraq, one of those inside, former bakery worker Walid Ismail, said he tried to persuade the others to surrender.

Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Iraqi forces.Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy hidden among thousands of civilians in the city, a top commander said.

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