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Middle East

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.

Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebels

A Syrian town.Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal.

Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting

Iraqi soldiers firing at Islamic State in Mosul.Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.

U.S. air strike in Syria kills more than 100 al Qaeda members

An air strike in Syria.A U.S. air strike on Thursday targeting an al Qaeda training camp in Syria's Idlib province killed more than 100 militants, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

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