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Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Sep 1, 2018

Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday and dug trenches around their bases to impede an anticipated ground offensive on their last major stronghold in the country. They also called on residents to take up arms and support front-line fighters. The looming battle for Idlib ...

Last stand: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

| Aug 31, 2018

Last stand: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition's only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over a million displaced ...

Islamic State leader killed in French airstrike in Mali: army

Aug 28, 2018

Islamic State leader killed in French airstrike in Mali: army

A top jihadi leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara group, an aide and two civilians have been killed in northeastern Mali by a French airstrike, the French command center in Paris said Monday. "Commandos deployed on the ground (after the airstrike) confirmed ...

Afghan president declines resignations of top security officials

Aug 26, 2018

Afghan president declines resignations of top security officials

Afghanistan's top security officials have tendered their resignation, but President Ashraf Ghani asked them to remain at their posts. The presidential palace said Sunday that Ghani declined the offers to resign submitted by Defense Minister Tareq Shah Bahrami, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and Masoum ...