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Over 30 killed as gunmen dressed as medics attack Afghan military hospital

Afghan commandos.Gunmen dressed as medics attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens in an assault claimed by Islamic State.

Iraq security forces take Mosul's main government complex, museum building

Iraqis fleeing Mosul.Elite Iraqi security forces dislodged Islamic State militants from the main government buildings in Mosul on Tuesday, their last major city stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi spokesman said.

Syrian army announces recapture of Palmyra from Islamic State

PalmyraThe Syrian army said on Thursday it had recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year, with help from allied forces and Russian warplanes.

Islamic State militants being killed at level they cannot sustain

Islamic State militants in Iraq.The U.S.-led coalition effort against Islamic State is killing the group's fighters more quickly than it can replace them, a senior British general said on Tuesday, with more than 45,000 killed by coalition air strikes up to August last year.

Iraqi army controls main roads out of Mosul, trapping Islamic State

An Iraqi machinegunner on an Abrams tank.U.S.-backed Iraqi army units on Wednesday took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in Islamic State's hands, a general and residents there said, trapping the militants in a dwindling area within the city.

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