Rebels evacuate Syria's last besieged enclave as civilian deaths surge

World May 8, 2018

Rebels evacuate Syria's last besieged enclave as civilian deaths surge

Hundreds of rebels left the last major besieged opposition enclave in Syria on Monday, with thousands more expected to follow, responding to months of pressure by a Russian-backed government offensive, the army, rebels and residents said. A first convoy of buses with hundreds of rebels ...

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

World Oct 17, 2016

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. Convoys of Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S. forces could be ...