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12 Al-Shabaab militants killed in S. Somali: official


​ At least 12 Al-Shabaab militants were on Tuesday killed by government forces in heavy clashes in a village near Garbaherey town in Gedo region, southern Somalia, officials and witnesses said.

British hostage freed by UAE forces in operation in Yemen's Aden


​A British hostage has been released following a UAE military intelligence operation against al-Qaida kidnappers in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, the government source said.

IS blows up ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra


​The Islamic State (IS) militants blew up an ancient temple in Syria's millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra, a monitor group reported Sunday.

UN special envoy slams air raids in Syria


​The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Monday condemned Sunday's air raids on a market place in Douma, located northeast of Damascus.

52 killed in bomb attacks, air strikes against IS in Iraq's Anba


​A total of 52 people were killed on Monday in bomb attacks, including three suicide bombings, and air strikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security sources said.

Syrian airstrikes kill 58 in rebel-held area near Damascus


​At least 58 civilians were killed and over 200 others wounded by Syrian airstrikes against a rebel bastion east of the capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitor group reported.

Al-Qaida-linked group releases U.S.-trained Syrian rebels


​The al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front has released a number of U.S.-trained rebels it captured earlier, a monitor group reported on Sunday.

42 killed in attacks, clashes with IS militants in Iraq's Anbar


​A total of 42 people were killed on Sunday in a suicide truck bombing and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Retiring U.S. Army chief suggests embedding U.S. soldiers in Iraqi troops to better fight IS


The U.S. Army's departing top general said Wednesday that his country should consider embedding its soldiers into the Iraqis if the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) fails to yield good progress in the coming months.

39 Syrian soldiers killed in fierce battles in besieged airbase


​At least 39 Syrian military personnel were killed during raging battles with the Islamic State (IS) group at a besieged northern airbase, a monitor group reported Wednesday.