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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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Special prayers held for GCC 'heroes'

Special funeral prayers were performed yesterday for GCC soldiers killed in Yemen last Friday. His Majesty King Hamad took part in Friday prayers and the absentee funeral prayers (Salat Al Ghayeb) at Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque, in

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UAE homage to bravehearts

A handout picture released by Emirates News Agency (WAM) shows Emirati soldiers carrying coffins of some of the UAE soldiers who died during the military operation 'Operation Restore Hope' under the Saudi Arabia-led Arab alliance in Yeme

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50 soldiers from UAE, Bahrain killed in Yemen attack

At least 50 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed in Yemen on Friday in the deadliest attack on Gulf Arab troops in the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi forces, Gulf news agencies said. The incid

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22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen

As many as 22 soldiers from the UAE were killed in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis, UAE state news agency WAM said on Friday.   The Houthis said they fired a rocket at a weapon

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