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Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

BAQUBA (IRAQ) Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition warplanes have been carrying out air strikes in the area, targeting militant hideouts, for three days. The elite Counter Terrorism Service …

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Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State jihadists

BAGHDAD Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which ousted IS from swathes of …

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Iran’s Zarif urges countries to take position on US step against Revolutionary Guards

LONDON Iran will ask the international community to take a position on the U.S. designation of its Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited as saying on Sunday. Iran condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s step last week as illegal. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps …

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UN envoy holds ‘substantial’ talks with Syria FM in Damascus

DAMASCUS The UN envoy for Syria held “substantial” talks Sunday in Damascus with Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on efforts to find a political settlement to the country’s eight-year-long war. “We have had very detailed substantial discussions,” Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen told reporters after the meeting. “We are now addressing all …

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