Syria's Assad: Army focusing on holding most important areas

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with insurgents, and the scale of the war meant the military faced a manpower shortage.

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Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul

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Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on July 7 he had sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet with representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.

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In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

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In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

Syria's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war.

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Bomb kills nine Afghan children, 10 adults; key district falls in north

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Bomb kills nine Afghan children, 10 adults; key district falls in north

Violence has spiralled in Afghanistan since the departure of most foreign forces at the end of last year. Insurgents are pushing to take territory from the NATO-trained Afghan security forces more than 13 years after the U.S.-led military intervention that toppled the Taliban from power.

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

President Barack Obama on June 10 ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

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Top Syrian official visits Homs after army setbacks

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Top Syrian official visits Homs after army setbacks

Syria's defense minister has visited army units to the east of Homs city, state television reported on Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of morale-boosting trips by senior officials to military outposts.

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on June 2 Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents.

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Shi'ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

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Shi'ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on May 23, a militia spokesman said.

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Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra city from Syrian forces

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Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra city from Syrian forces

Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the civilian population, state television said.

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Taliban car bomber kills four, wounds dozens in Kabul

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Taliban car bomber kills four, wounds dozens in Kabul

The blast comes as the insurgents step up attacks on government and foreign targets in the midst of their traditional summer offensive.

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Iraqi army, militias prepare to retake Ramadi from IS group

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The Iraqi army and thousands of Shiite militiamen on Tuesday prepared to fight Islamic State (IS) group insurgents who seized the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi at the weekend in the biggest defeat for government forces in nearly a year.

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Shi'ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

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Shi'ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

Thousands of Shi'ite militiamen on May 18 prepared to fight Islamic State insurgents who seized the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi at the weekend in the biggest defeat for government forces in nearly a year.

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Islamic State says it has full control of Iraq's Ramadi

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Islamic State says it has full control of Iraq's Ramadi

Islamic State militants said they had taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on May 17 in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.

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Car bomb on EU vehicle kills at least 3 in Afghan capital

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A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least two Afghans and a British national in the latest attack in the city, officials said.

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Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

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Celebrations after Lebanon's Hezbollah and Syria's army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus Wednesday.

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