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Kurdish militants, soldiers killed in Turkey clashes

Three Turkish soldiers and four Kurdish militants were killed on Saturday in clashes in the southeastern Hakkari province while Turkish gendarmerie launched helicopter-backed security operations elsewhere in the region, security sources said.

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At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes

At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan's rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said on Saturday, amid fears for a fragile peace process in a country still reeling from a two-yea

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Iran special forces soldiers killed in Syria attack

Four soldiers in Iran's regular army were killed in Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, only a week after Tehran announced the deployment of army commandos to help President Bashar Al Assad in the civil war there.

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Al Qaeda militants execute 15 Yemeni soldiers

Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Saturday seized and executed 15 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained by militants while travelling from the sout

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Iraqi soldiers killed in coalition 'friendly fire'

Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed on Friday when US-led coalition war planes mistakenly struck at troops near the city of Fallujah, Iraq's defence minister said on Saturday. "The coalition air forces were covering the advan

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Deal done for release of Lebanese held by Al Qaeda

A deal was completed on Tuesday to free 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive by the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front since 2014, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported, as other live footage suggested their release was imminent. T

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Soldiers killed in attack on Egypt police checkpoint

Gunmen killed four security personnel in an attack at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, near some of Egypt's historic pyramid sites, the Interior Ministry and three security sources said on Saturday. One security source said the

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A day with the UAE heroes

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, enquiring about the health of an UAE soldier who was injured during action in Yemen on Friday evening.   Lt General Sheikh Saif late

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Iran troops join Syria war, plan major ground offensive

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further step in the rapid internationalisation of a civil war in whic

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56 soldiers killed as rebels capture Syrian air base

A group tracking the Syrian war said on Saturday that Islamist insurgents shot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at an air base captured from the army earlier this month in northwestern Syria. The Syr

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