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U.N. warns of increasing militant links between Iraq, Syria

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The United Nations on Thursday warned about Islamist militant networks increasingly forging links across the border of Syria and Iraq, which is...

At least 14 Iraq SWAT forces killed in explosives-rigged house

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At least 14 Iraqi SWAT forces were killed on Thursday when they entered a house rigged with explosives in the western province...

Iraqi forces, images testify to atrocities in new fighting

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The video shows a male corpse lying in the dirt, one end of a rope tied around his legs, the other fastened...

Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on

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Syrian refugees in this border outpost were delighted to hear their home town of Azaz had been liberated - not from Bashar...

Al Qaeda splinter group denies killing Islamist rival in Syria

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An al Qaeda splinter group in Syria has denied it was behind the killing of a prominent al Qaeda figure last week...

Al Qaeda splinter group withdraws from Syrian town near Turkey

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Fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), withdrew from a rebel-held Syrian town...

3,300 people killed in Syria rebel infighting this year

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About 3,300 people have been killed in fighting between rebel factions trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the start of...

Syrian al Qaeda group gives rival Islamists ultimatum

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The head of al Qaeda's Syrian arm has given rival Islamist militants five days to accept mediation to end their infighting or...

Iraqi army fights to wrest northern town from militants

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Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships fought on Saturday to retake full control of a northern town from militants who overran parts...

Al Qaeda splinter group executes 21 in Syria

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An al Qaeda splinter group in Syria executed at least 21 people including fighters from rival rebel groups and their relatives, a...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...