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Iraq Forces Launch Assault Near Fallujah, 11 killed

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces launched an operation Friday to retake areas near the militant-held city of Fallujah in preparation for an eventual assault, a senior officer said,...

Iraq Forces kill Dozens Of Militants Near Baghdad: Ministry

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces killed more than 40 militants on Thursday in clashes in a town southwest of Baghdad, the interior ministry said in a statement.   The...

Radical Faction Quits Syrian Region After Threat By Rivals

BEIRUT: Radical jihadists began withdrawing from parts of northern Syria on Friday after a threat from rivals, in a bid to protect their stronghold in the east of the...

Al Qaeda Breaks Ties With Group In Syria

CAIRO: Al Qaeda broke off ties with one of its purported branches in Syria and distanced itself from the rebel infighting in that country’s civil war, according to...