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Iraqi jets kill fifteen Islamic State militants in Hawija

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Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes by the Iraqi jets that targeted IS locations in Hawija and Tal Afar, the War Media Cell said.

In a statement, the Defense Ministry’s WMC said “Iraqi fighter jets launched several airstrikes that completely destroyed a booby-trapping workshop and missiles and killed three militants specialized in developing missiles in al-Abbassi district, in Hawija.”

Hawija, located 55 KM west of Kirkuk, has been held by IS since mid-2014.

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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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13 civilians die in air and artillery strikes on Mosul’s Old City

13 civilians die in air and artillery strikes on Mosul’s Old City

Thirteen civilians were killed on Sunday as Iraqi troops bombarded Islamic State locations in western Mosul’s Old City, the militant group’s last holdout in Iraq’s second largest city, an activist was quoted saying.

Anadolu Agency quoted luqman Omar al-Tai saying that Iraqi forces bombarded IS locations in Ras al-Kour, Mashahda, Mayasa and Deka Baraka in the Old City, killing 13, who included three women, and wounding eight, including children.

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Islamic State trained 1,600 Yazidi children on beheading

Islamic State trained 1,600 Yazidi children on beheading

A Kurdish official has said that Islamic State militants trained more than 1600 Yazidi children on killing, battling, committing suicide and beheading over the past three years, DPA reported.

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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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Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from Islamic State

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The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.

Aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi air force took part in the operation, the statement said.

Al-Waleed is close to Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, where U.S. forces have assisted rebels trying to recapture territory from fleeing Islamic State fighters. U.S. forces have been based since last year at Tanf.

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Thirteen IS militants killed as PMUs foil attack near Iraqi-Syrian borders

Thirteen IS militants killed as PMUs foil attack near Iraqi-Syrian borders

The paramilitary troops have confronted an attack by Islamic State militants using booby-trapped vehicles near Iraqi-Syrian borders.

Ahmed Radi Nasrullah, deputy commander of the 13th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said in statements that troops “foiled a sudden attack by the militants on Wednesday.”

“Infiltrating militants targeted our troops deployed on the Iraqi-Syrian borders,” Nasrullah said.

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Iran’s supreme leader calls US fight against ISIS ‘a lie’ as allegations intensify

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Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has claimed Washington is lying about fighting terrorism in the Middle East, saying US activity has instead given rise to Islamic State. Tehran’s foreign minister says the US has not honored the nuclear deal.
"You [the United States] and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East... Who created Islamic State? America ... America's claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie," said Khamenei, the hardline Iranian leader known for his sharp anti-American rhetoric, addressing senior Iranian officials on Monday.

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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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Four Islamic State militants killed in airstrike

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Four Islamic State militants were killed on Sunday when Iraqi warplanes pounded their weapons factory in western Anbar, according to a paramilitary leader.

Qutri al-Obeidi, a leader at the Popular Mobilization in Anbar, told Almaalomah website that the warplanes bombarded a booby-trapping and weapons manufacturing workshop in the town of Rawa, west of Anbar.

He said the factory also included underground tunnels linking the area to other nearby workshops.

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