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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on May 27 claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in central Egypt that killed dozens of Christians, its propaganda arm said
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
A number of U.S. soldiers participated in a military ceremony of Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) militants joining the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria, images have revealed.
Leaders from Turkey and Russia discuss ‘de-escalation’ zones in Syria that President Erdoğan suggests could solve half the country’s woes
Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on May 6 in Washington, where they discussed developments in Iraq and Syria, the Turkish military told state-run Anadolu Agency in a statement.
Turkey, Russia and Iran on May 4 signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria to bolster a fragile truce.
BEIRUT – Agence France-Presse
Fighting subsided in Syria on May 6 after a deal signed by government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” began to take effect.
HULAYLA, Iraq - Reuters
Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the nearly seven-month attempt to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), commanders said on May 5.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chief of the group's political bureau, a Hamas source said on May 6
Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the Zap region of northern Iraq on May 4.
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
Russia, Turkey and Iran will form a joint working group on “de-escalation zones” in Syria in two weeks, in order to delineate the lines of the de-escalation areas and security zones
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
A week of infighting killed nearly 169 people in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital Damascus before calm returned on May 5, a monitor said.