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Victory over ISIS in Syria is close

Syria’s Aleppo Governorate has been fully liberated from ISIS terrorists (the group outlawed in Russia), the chief of the main operations department of Russia’s General Staff, Sergey Rudskoy, said. "The …

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 Syrian army encircles ISIS near Akerbat

Assault units of the Syrian military with support from the Russian Aerospace Force within a few recent days have provided full control over the opposing heights near Hisayah and es-Savannet, the Russian Defense Ministry said . "Due …

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Terrorist recruiter detained in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security detained a member of an international terrorist group, who planned to enroll in the republic new members to participate in military actions in the Middle East, the intelligence …

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Russian Foreign Minister: ISIS threat has not vanished

Russia and Indonesia have agreed to increase contacts between their special service in the fight against the ISIS terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following his talks with Indonesian …

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Mass grave in former ISIS-held city found

Iraqi troops have found a mass grave in the western city of Ramadi containing the bodies of 40 men believed to have been executed by the ISIS group, an official from a Martyrs Committee for Anbar province, Ammar Nuri …

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Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul

Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul - including two men, eight children and 16 women - and they have been taken to …

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Iraqi Vice President: Russia saves Middle East

If it were not for Russia, the Syrian government would have fallen, followed by Baghdad, the map of the entire Middle Eastern region would have changed, Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said. "I have said this …

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ISIS sleeper cells threaten Iraq

The ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) will be unable to advance or take over territories in Iraq, but its sleeper cells remain in cities, including the capital of Baghdad, Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said. …

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 Raqqa 30 percent cleared

ISIS terrorists that remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa have been surrounded and about one third of the city has been cleared, US special presidential envoy Brett McGurk said. "Raqqa update: ISIS terrorists …

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Five ISIS militants killed in Turkey

Turkish police killed five ISIS militants in a raid on a house in the central city of Konya and four police were slightly wounded, the Konya governor's office statement said. Special forces police launched the operation at the house …

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US ready to help Iraq in reviving economy

The US intends to provide $150 million to the United Nations Development Program to Iraq, the US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. "The US Government’s intent to provide $150 million to the …

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ISIS provocation prevented in Turkey

Turkish police detained six suspected ISIS militants for planning to attack a three-week-old protest march led by the head of the main opposition party, Kayseri Governor Suleyman Kamci said. "Following a nice …

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Ryabov names Russia's key task in Syria

The liquidation of terrorism sources in Syria remained the key task, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, noting that Moscow urging the US to consider it.  He said that for Russia it is clear that …

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Fourteen killed in Iraq suicide bomb attack

At least 14 people were killed and 13 others were injured Sunday in a suicide attack, a police officer said. Lieutenant Ahmed ed-Duleymi said mostly women and children were targeted in the attack at a refugee camp in the Vefa district …

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Is Ukraine more dangerous for Russians than ISIS?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll on the threat of a military attack: potential allies and opponents of Russia. According to its results, more than a third of the Russians feel …

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