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Middle East

Mosul battle reaching final stages

An Iraqi APC.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its final stages.

Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting

Syria.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.

Iraqi general says 30 percent of west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State

Iraqi security forces in MosulIraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Sunday, as soldiers pushed further into the jihadists' territory.

Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on loot

Artefacts uncovered by Islamic State in Mosul.Extensive excavations by Islamic State militants under Mosul's ancient Mosque of Jonah show they took care to preserve artifacts for loot, a local archaeologist said, in sharp contrast to their public desecration of antiquities.

Turkey seeks to build Syrian military cooperation with Russia

Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.President Tayyip Erdogan sought to build cooperation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday over military operations in Syria, as Turkey attempts to create a border "safe zone" free of Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia.

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