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Iraq carries out air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Iraq carried out air strikes on ISIS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border. Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria …

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Turkish airstrike kills wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A senior PKK terrorist was killed during airstrikes carried out by the Turkish military in northern Iraq on March 21, according to the army on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the …

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Turkish jets kill 41 PKK militants in Iraq

A total of 41 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed during an air operation on March 22 in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said. The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that members of the PKK, who were …

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Mattis: Iran trying to influence Iraq's election

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Iran of funneling money into Iraq to sway the outcome of its May parliamentary election. "We have worrisome evidence that Iran is trying to influence - using money - the …

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Crisis In Turkey-US Relations

The decades long partnership of the US with one of its major NATO allies, i.e. Turkey, has been under serious strain for some time now due to growing divergence in policies and collision of interests of the two countries in the conflict …

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Iraq receives first batch of Russian T-90 battle tanks

Iraq has received a first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defense Ministry source, Anadolu Agency reports. “The first batch of Russian tanks …

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Lavrov about US strategy in Syria

Washington intends to separate a large part of Syria and create an autonomy there with the support of the Kurds, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. According to the top minister, the US has some kind of …

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