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2016 will witness end of Islamic State: Iraq PM

A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Monday that the coming year would see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.

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Syrian army advances against IS in Aleppo

The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometres of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas repor

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EU crisis deepens as migrants clash with police in Macedonia

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. Macedonia

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No fast victory against IS: French army chief

France's army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Islamic State as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. Pre

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KBR wins Logcap IV task order for US Army in Kuwait

KBR, a leading technolgy, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, has won a cost plus fixed fee task order in the Arabian Peninsula under the Logistics Civil Augmentation P

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Jihadists kill six, take hostages in Mali hotel

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said. A Ru

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Syria's Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday. The decree, which was ann

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Putin orders creation of new military reserve force

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine. The new reserve for

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin

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Over 100 militants killed in Egyptian army offensive

Egypt's army said more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province. After a day of

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