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Iran seeks to cool tensions in Iraq

World Dec 28, 2021

Iran seeks to cool tensions in Iraq

Iran is intervening in Iraq to quell destabilizing internal unrest stirred up by Iranian-backed militias as Tehran seeks to preserve its deep influence in the country.

Islamic State said defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

World Oct 17, 2017

Islamic State said defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated the Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadi group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle. The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was ...