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France launches air strikes on IS oil sites in Syria

France carried out air strikes early on Friday against oil sites in Syria near Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a visit to a military base in Jordan. France was the fi

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Air strikes kill IS leaders linked to Paris attacks

A US-led coalition has killed 10 Islamic State leaders in the past month with targeted air strikes, including individuals linked to last month's attacks in Paris, a spokesman for the coalition said on Tuesday. "Over the p

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UN not to investigate foreign air strikes in Syria

A United Nations team of war crimes investigators will not probe air strikes by foreign countries in Syria, its chairman said on Wednesday, despite concerns that some attacks by foreign militaries could have violated the laws of war. Th

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Italy rules out joining Syria airstrikes

Italy has no intention of joining a US-led coalition that is attacking Islamic State targets in Syria, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday, warning that the air campaign would only add to chaos in the region. Centre

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French jets strike IS targets in Iraq, Syria

French jets from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday while Britain offered France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militants group behind the Paris attacks. Fr

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Iraq may request Russian air strikes on IS soon

Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the US in the war against the militant group, the head of parliament's defence and security committee said on Wednesday.

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‘Only 5pc of Russian strikes hitting Islamic State’

Only one in 20 Russian air strikes in Syria are aimed at Islamic State targets, Britain's defence secretary said on Saturday, warning that Vladimir Putin was instead killing civilians to shore up President Bashar al-Assad. Rus

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Russia heading for 'quagmire' in Syria, warns Obama

US President Barack Obama has warned Russia that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar Al Assad. At a White House

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France launches air strikes against IS

France said on Sunday it had launched air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria in an effort to stem its growing presence there. "Our country thus confirms its resolute commitment to fight against the terrorist thr

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Britain closer to launching air strikes in Syria

Britain moved closer to military action in Syria as a senior minister on Saturday said Europe's migration crisis had to be tackled at its source and a newspaper said a parliamentary vote on bombing Islamic State militants in Syria could take

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