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The attack came as the militia fighters were sweeping the town of Al-Shola for jihadist remnants, according to the monitor.

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the sacrifices of ordinary people.

Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

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UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

All mercenaries and foreign fighters in Libya must leave, an unanimous statement from the UN Security Council urged on Tuesday.

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

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Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

Reports of Israeli attacks on Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city, located north of Syria and close to the Turkish border, are rare.

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Presumed Israeli strikes kill 16 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

The suspected Israeli strikes killed 16 Iraqi militants 'loyal to Iran', the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian regime defences intercept Israeli strike on air base

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Syrian regime defences intercept Israeli strike on air base

Syrian regime media has reported that air defences have intercepted missiles fired by an Israeli warplane at a base in central Syria

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Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

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Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist ...

Nine dead after Sudan militia attacks Darfur sit-in

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Nine dead after Sudan militia attacks Darfur sit-in

Dozens of others were injured when militiamen, allegedly state paramilitaries, forcibly dispersed the protest camp in Fata Burno, North ...

Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

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Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could mean a rise in interventionist policies.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

Ramona Wadi

Annexation in the shadow of the Nakba

Comment: Trump and Netanyahu's plans for annexation build on a legacy of impunity for colonial violence, tacitly approved by the international ...

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Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, authorities ...

Iraqi <em>paramilitaries</em> killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

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Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

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Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

Pakistan shoots down Indian drone as Kashmir tensions rise

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Pakistan shoots down Indian drone as Kashmir tensions rise

Pakistan's army said it had shot down a small Indian surveillance drone in occupied Kashmir

Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' amid troop attacks

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Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' amid troop attacks

Tehran was warned against carrying out further attacks on US troops in the region on Wednesday, with the US president vowing a "heavy price".

Soleimani successor visits Baghdad as Iran-US tensions rise

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Soleimani successor visits Baghdad as Iran-US tensions rise

The US and Iran appear to be heading for another major confrontation in Iraq.

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