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US to send more troops to aid Mosul offensive

The US is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year. US Defense

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Obama to send 250 more US troops to Syria

President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more US troops to Syria, bringing the total American presence on the ground to 300 to help fight Islamic State militants, US officials said on Sunday. The decision, which a US of

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Yemeni troops clash with Houthis, retake third city

Forces loyal to Yemen's president have broken a siege by the Iranian-allied Houthis around the strategic Yemeni city of Taiz, local fighters and residents said on Saturday, as the United States raised the possibility of a Syrian-style truce

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Sisi ready to send troops to Gulf if asked

Egypt will not hesitate to send military forces into the territory of Arab Gulf allies to offer protection if asked by the leaders of those countries, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said. The most populous Arab state, the recipien

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Turkey denies soldiers entered Syria

Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz denied a report that some Turkish soldiers had entered Syria at the weekend and said Ankara was not considering sending troops into its neighbour, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

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Coalition will decide on Saudi troop deployment

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that any move to deploy Saudi special forces into Syria will depend on a decision by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State. US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he expected both Saudi Ar

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Man drives car at troops protecting mosque in France

A soldier and an elderly Muslim man were slightly injured when a man drove his car at troops protecting a mosque in Valence in southern France on Friday, officials said. The driver was seriously wounded when the soldiers shot at h

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Kuwait to send troops to fight Yemen rebels

Kuwait has decided to send troops to its neighbour Saudi Arabia to resist attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement, the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas reported on Tuesday citing an informed source. "Kuwait decided on the participation o

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Iraqi troops close in on last IS foothold in Ramadi

Iraqi troops have pushed deeper into the heart of the last remaining district held by Islamic State in the city of Ramadi, an army spokesman said on Saturday. Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of

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Rebels roll back Syria army gains

Rebels wrested back a flashpoint town in central Syria on Friday, reversing the last of the gains the army had made in a month-old offensive in Hama province, a monitoring group said. The Islamist rebels overran Atshan and surroun

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