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Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing
Middle East

Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters began closing in Monday on the last wing of a prison in northeastern…
US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
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US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast. Intense…
IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die
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IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three…
Pentagon chief orders review of 2019 Syria strike
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Pentagon chief orders review of 2019 Syria strike

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a four-star general to review a 2019 strike in…
Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites seek Taliban protection
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Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites seek Taliban protection

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outside a Shiite shrine in Kabul, four armed Taliban fighters stood guard on a recent Friday…
Islamic State violence dents Taliban claims of safer Afghanistan
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Islamic State violence dents Taliban claims of safer Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Last month, the family of Mawlavi Ezzatullah, a member of Afghanistan’s Hizb-e Islami party, received…
Dozens killed and wounded as blasts and gunfire hit Kabul hospital
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Dozens killed and wounded as blasts and gunfire hit Kabul hospital

KABUL, Nov 2 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in an attack on…
They survived Paris terror attack to face agony, doubt
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They survived Paris terror attack to face agony, doubt

PARIS (AP) — They were animals, many of them say. Prey that had lost all sense of time. Targets who…
Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan
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Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in…
EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?
Middle East

EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, there’s a new enemy ascending. The Islamic State group…
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