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Battle for Baghouz rages

Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State’s last enclave in east Syria, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group’s...

Timeline: Syria’s eight years of fire and blood

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On the eighth anniversary of Syria’s crisis, this timeline shows how the war flared, the country splintered, foreign powers waded in, peace-making efforts failed,...

Islamic State militants surrender in Syria

Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to US-backed forces in eastern Syria as the jihadists lost ground in...

U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

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U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops...

Hundreds surrender as Islamic State nears defeat in last enclave

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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian...

Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

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Islamic State looks about to lose its last foothold - on the banks of the Euphrates near the Iraq border - but while its...

Mass grave found in last Islamic State bastion

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A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently...

Afghan forces clash with Taliban to retain control over military base

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At least nine Taliban insurgents, including three suicide bombers were killed by the Afghan forces in a bid to prevent a complex attack by...

U.S., Taliban resume Afghan peace talks before spring fighting season

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The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides resumed talks to...

In reversal, U.S. to leave a total of about 400 troops in Syria

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The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria, a senior administration official said on Friday, a...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...