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Middle East

Afghan government controls less than 60 percent of country

Scene of an attack in Afghanistan.The Afghan government controls less than 60 percent of the country, a U.S. watchdog agency reported on Wednesday, after security forces retreated from many strongholds last year.

Houthis attack Saudi ship, launch ballistic missile

Houthis attack Saudi shipThe armed Houthi movement attacked a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

Fear in interrogation room, death in the street: Iraq roots out Islamic State

A suspected Islamic State militant.The boy's fear was palpable as Iraqi soldiers brought him blindfolded before an intelligence officer in a house on the northern edge of Mosul.

Commando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK'd by Trump

An Osprey.A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded carrying out a deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, in the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump.

Rowboats and missiles in war of attrition on Iraq front line

Shelling around Mosul.Iraqi rapid response forces take up positions on the roof of a house as their Islamic State enemies plot their next move along the front line between east and west Mosul.

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