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Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary advances toward Syria border

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BAGHDAD Iraq's Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary force said on Sunday it had dislodged Islamic State from a number of villages west of Mosul, scoring further progress toward the border with Syria. | Video

Revived U.S. role in Syria offers opportunity for G7: French diplomat

TAORMINA, Italy The United States' reengagement in Syria's war gives impetus to the Group of Seven nations to find a political solution to a conflict going on now for over six years, a senior French diplomat said on Friday.

World, United Nations May 26 2017

Surgeons in Lebanon offer hope to wounded Syrian refugees

TRIPOLI, Lebanon Six operations have failed to cure the constant pain that Ismael Moustafa suffers since he was wounded in an airstrike on his village in Syria three years ago.

World, May 26 2017

Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

BRUSSELS/LONDON President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies.

World, May 26 2017

Turkey says no record of Manchester bomber traveling to Syria

ANKARA The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester passed through Istanbul on his way to Europe but there were no records of him entering Syria during his travels, two Turkish security officials said on Thursday.

World, Turkey, Libya, May 25 2017

Syrian army advances south toward rebel-held area

BEIRUT The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from Islamic State in southern Syria on Thursday in a rapid advance near areas held by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq.

World, May 25 2017

Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May

BEIRUT A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city.

World, May 25 2017

British police hunt possible bomb-maker, accomplices after Manchester bombing: sources

MANCHESTER, England British police hunted on Wednesday for potential accomplices who may have helped Salman Abedi build the bomb that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall in Manchester and who could be ready to kill again.

World, Libya May 24 2017

U.S., Russia military increase communication in skies over Syria

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have increased communication to avoid warplane accidents in the skies over Syria as Islamic State militants lose territory and the air space becomes more crowded, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday.

World, Russia, May 24 2017

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed

BEIRUT The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group.

World, Russia, May 24 2017

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Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last IS enclave in Mosul

Iraqi military say they are close to capturing the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul. Rough cut (no reporter narration)