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Russian airstrikes kill 7 siblings in Idlib, a family of 7 in Daraa

Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: police

Reuters - 2017-03-23 14:01
KIEV (Reuters) - A former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday, police said. ...

Iraq forces retake over a third of west Mosul, commander says

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the Islamic State group, a commander said, as Baghdad’s troops fought Sunday to advance deeper into the city. Iraqi forces launched the operation to recapture west Mosul — the most po ...

Airstrikes Kill Three Senior IS Leaders in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-15 17:22
MOSUL — Three senior Islamic State (IS) leaders were killed in central Mosul on Wednesday, after an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Army jets hit their position, Iraq's military intelligence service said. The Iraqi military intelligence service released ...

Study shows healthcare in Syria now a target of war

Reuters - 2017-03-15 02:05
LONDON (Reuters) - The international community must do more to protect healthcare in Syria as medical services become targets of war, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday. ...

Iraqi PM Orders Airstrikes on IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-02-24 20:58
LEEDS — The Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi ordered the Iraqi Air Force (IAF) to conduct a series of airstrike on the so-called Islamic State (IS) on the territory of Syria as a retaliation for the recent bomb attacks in Baghdad. PM Abadi issued t ...