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Islamic State claims attack that kills dozens at Shi'ite mosque in Kabul

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Kabul.Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a crowded mosque in Kabul on Monday that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens, its third major attack on minority Shi'ites in the Afghan capital since July.
 

Turkey dismisses close to 15,000 more in post-coup probe

Tayyip Erdogan supporters.Turkey on Tuesday dismissed close to 15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others and shut down 375 institutions and news outlets in investigations over a failed coup in July, authorities said in two official decrees.
   

Houthi missile and Saudi-led air strikes strain Yemen truce

Air strike damage in Yemen.A 48-hour truce aimed at ending Yemen's civil war came under pressure on Saturday as residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country.
   

Iraqi forces yet to seal off Mosul as battle enters second month

An Iraqi tank.The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed against the hardline Sunni group sought finally to seal off Mosul from all sides.
   

Iraqi forces struggle to tell friend from foe in Mosul street battle

Iraqi special forces firing a mortar in Mosul.A vehicle shielded with metal plates and driven by a suicide attacker turned onto a main road filled with soldiers in eastern Mosul and burst into a ball of fire, causing several casualties.
   

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