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The Syrian army carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on Thursday in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported.
BAGHDAD - Agence France-Presse
The Islamic State OF Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said
Two cargo planes carrying Turkish military aid to Iraqi soldiers arrived in Baghdad on March 3, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News, stressing that the assistance includes non-lethal military equipment aid for 500 soldiers of the central government.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Heavy clashes erupted on March 5 between Syrian regime forces and rebels near an intelligence headquarters the opposition had tried to seize in a spectacular attack, a monitor and security source said
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country’s internationally recognized parliament, an official has said, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven nation
ISMAILIA - The Associated Press
Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to revive both the country’s damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory
Syrian regime forces and Kurdish militia fought separate battles with ISIL on March 2 in a strategic area near the Iraqi and Turkish borders, a monitoring group said
GAZA CITY - Agence France-Presse
The Gaza Strip's sole power plant has halted production, the Hamas-run energy authority said Thursday, following a dispute with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over fuel tax.
BAGHDAD - The Associated Press
Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s main strongholds.
KIRKUK - Agence France-Presse
Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit on March 3 their progress slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad's largest operation yet against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
A Turkish man, who is allegedly involved in the trafficking of jihadists on the Turkey-Syria border, has also been accused of forcing underage Syrian refugees into prostitution.
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