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Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

Iraq declares victory over ISPrime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

Russia: mission accomplished in Syria

Russia - mission in Syria accomplishedRussia’s military has accomplished its mission of defeating Islamic State in Syria and there were no remaining settlements there under the group’s control.

Qatar flexes financial muscle with 12 billion euros of French deals

A Rafale.Qatar will buy Rafale fighter jets and VBCI armored vehicles as part of 12 billion euros worth of commercial contracts it agreed with France on Thursday, bolstering its military capability and its international ties as it faces a boycott by other Arab states.


U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate: cyberspace

An Islamic State flag.The collapse of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group’s ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday.


Less than 3 000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria

Under three thousand IS fighters in Iraq and SyriaThe United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria.

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