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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.

The battle against Islamic State

Smoke rises during fighting in Raqqa.It was an awkward coalition riven by political and sectarian differences, facing an elusive, fanatical enemy dug into an urban maze of narrow streets and alleyways. So, could Iraq’s government really deliver on its vow to vanquish Islamic State?


Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Nasrallah.When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the “strong and pivotal” role played by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.


Syrian opposition aims for Assad's removal in Geneva talks

Bashar al-Assad.The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Geneva is aiming for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and plans to engage his negotiators in serious and direct talks, the head of the opposition delegation Nasr Hariri said on Monday.


Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

An Islamic State fighter.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.


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