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U.S. general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle

Iraqi forces in Mosul.Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals, a U.S. general told Reuters on Wednesday.

 

Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen

Sudanese soldiers killed in YemenFive Sudanese soldiers were killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a Sudan armed forces statement said.
   

Islamic State has lost most territory it held in Iraq - Iraqi spokesman

Iraqi security forces near Mosul.Islamic State has lost most of the territory it has held in Iraq since 2014, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday.

   

Situation in Syria constitutes international armed conflict - Red Cross

An air strike in Syria.The situation in Syria now "amounts to an international armed conflict" after U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, expanding both sides' humanitarian obligations to cover any prisoners of war.
   

Two Iraqi pilots killed when helicopter shot down over Mosul by Islamic State

An Iraqi helicopter shot down over Mosul.Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State, according to a military statement.

   

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