Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their “caliphate”.

U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets.

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Moscow, Paris Support Country's Territorial Integrity:Jean-Yves Le Drian

Moscow, Paris Support Country's Territorial Integrity,Jean-Yves Le Drian

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian said after the meeting with his Russian counterpart that both Moscow and Paris are supporting the territorial integrity of war-plagued Syria.

Moscow and Paris support the territorial integrity of Syria, Le Drian said Tuesday.

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Journalist killed, three French others wounded in a bomb blast in Mosul

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A journalist was killed on Monday, three French others were wounded as an IED exploded while they were covering the battles in Mosul’s Old City.

“The Journalist Bakhtiyar al-Haddad, who works for French media institutions, was killed as a bomb exploded while covers the battles ongoing to liberate the Old City,” a security source told Mawazin News.

“Three other French journalists were wounded as result of the blast,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

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Iran Hits Syrian Terrorists With Missiles - VIDEO

Iran Hits Syrian Terrorists With Missiles

Iran's Revolutionary Guard fired ground-to-ground missiles into eastern Syria, targeting terrorist bases.

Iran's forces announced that a large number of terrorists were killed by its missile attack in Deir Ezzor, Syria, AFP reported.

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US-led coalition downed Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa countryside

US-led coalition downed Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa countryside

The Army general command announced on Sunday that the air force of the so-called “international coalition” targeted one of the army’s warplanes in al-Rasafah region in Raqqa southern countryside while it was carrying out a combatant mission against ISIS terrorist organization, causing it to down and missing its pilot.

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Russia claims it killed two more Islamic State commanders in Syria

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The Russian defense ministry said on Saturday it had killed two Islamic State field commanders, named as Abu Omar al-Beljiki and Abu Yassin al-Masri, in air strikes near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, Interfax news agency reported.

The statement came a day after Russia said it may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike last month. Washington said it could not corroborate Baghdadi's death and Western and Iraqi officials were skeptical.

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More than 80 air and missile strikes target Daraa city since the morning and continuous clash

More than 80 air and missile strikes target Daraa city

The regime forces shelled areas in the road between Rakham town and the Eastern Karak in the countryside of Daraa, while it rose to 28 at least, the number barrel bombs dropped by the helicopter on areas in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa city, amid the fall of more missiles believed to be ground-to-ground on areas in the Daraa camp and Daraa al-Balad, raising to 42, the number of missiles believed to be ground-to-ground landed on the city since the midnight of yesterday, in conjunction with the continuous violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syri

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How Do I Hire A Van? UK Security Services Struggle To Foil 'Copycat' Attackers

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Just hours before Khuram Butt and two accomplices drove a rented van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people nearby, he was asking neighbours where he could hire a vehicle. One of the neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, said he recognised Butt from a photo issued by British police following Saturday night's attack in the capital which killed seven and injured nearly 50. Chigbo told Reuters that the man he knew as "Abz" had shown interest in a van he had rented.

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Cornwall rescue team deployed to help Sri Lanka flood victims


A natural disaster rescue team from Cornwall has deployed to Sri Lanka where half a million people have been affected by monsoon flooding and landslides.

12,000 homes have either been destroyed or damaged in the country after one month’s rain fell in just two days.

The Shelterbox team based in Truro have flown out within 36 hours of getting the call about the situation in Sri Lanka.

The charity assesses the needs of the local community and works with the government and other humanitarian organisations on the recovery operation.

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Car bomb blast kills 20 security members east of Homs

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Homs Media sources belonging to the Islamic State group reported, on Sunday, that 20 members of the Syrian regime forces were killed in a car bomb blast in al-Abbasiya area, south of Palmyra.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between the Syrian government forces and the Islamic State group, after the regime forces attempted to advance into the terrorist group’s locations from three axes, amid mutual rockets and artillery shelling.

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