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Hundreds escape Syrian areas under UN deal

Around 450 Syrian fighters and their families were evacuated from two besieged areas on Monday under the kind of operation that the United Nations hopes can be a stepping stone toward a wider peace accord in the country's civil war.

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Civilians, fighters evacuated from Syria towns

About 350 Syrian pro-government militia fighters and civilians from two besieged Shi'ite towns in northwestern Syria boarded buses and ambulances bound for the Turkish border under a UN-brokered deal among warring parties, aid workers said.

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At least 32 IS fighters killed in US-led air strikes

At least 32 Islamic State fighters were killed and 40 more wounded in Syria's Raqqa province on Sunday, in a series of air strikes believed to be carried out by a U.S.-led coalition targeting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.

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Fighters battle Houthis near Aden airport

Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said. Saudi-led forces also made four air

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IS storms town in Iraq, 19 policemen killed

Islamic State fighters stormed a town in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, killing at least 19 policemen and trapping others inside their headquarters, in the latest attack in the desert region where it controls large amounts of ter

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Islamic State 'has 31,500 fighters'

The top US intelligence agency has sharply raised its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria to between 20,000 and 31,500, from its estimate in June of about 10,000. A CIA spokesman said the new assessm

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Bombs don't stop business boom in Benghazi

Shop assistants showcase elegant Italian menswear, next door a fast food restaurant buzzes with customers, and nearby a German sportswear shop hawks the latest high-end running shoes. The scene could be downtown New York or Milan

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Thousands of Hezbollah fighters in Syria: Kerry

  US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that there were several thousand fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah taking part in Syria's conflict, with Iranian support.

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Libyan fighters train Syrian rebels

  Veteran fighters of last year's civil war in Libya have come to the front-line in Syria, helping to train and organise rebels under conditions far more dire than those in the battle against Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan-Irish f

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Fighters take back former Gaddafi stronghold

Libya's ramshackle government lost control of a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday after local people staged an armed uprising, posing the gravest challenge yet to the country's new rulers. A bullet-scarred barracks, scorched

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