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Yemen strikes ‘will continue until Hadi can rule’

Air strikes in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia will continue until Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who left the country on Thursday, is able to rule, a Saudi military spokesman said on Sunday. Riyadh announced early on Thursday

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Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi military advance

Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diplomats from the southern port city. The Iranian-allied Shi'ite Muslim

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Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikes

Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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Saudi Arabia, allies launch airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia launched air strikes in Yemen on Thursday in coalition with Gulf region allies to counter Iran-backed forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the US-supported Yemeni president had taken refuge. Shortly after

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Over 900 killed in US air strikes in Syria

Air strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday. The m

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Islamic State seizes one third of Kobani

Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of K

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Syria town under siege by IS; air strikes fail

Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it. US-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overni

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Air strikes hit Islamic State oil refineries in Syria

Air raids believed to have been carried out by US-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against Islamic State, a human rights group said. The US has been carrying out strik

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Allies strike modular oil refineries in Syria

The US was joined by Saudi Arabia and the UAE in striking modular oil refineries in eastern Syria, in an effort to choke off Islamic State finances, officials said. One US official told Reuters that such refineries could produce a

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US, partner nations launch first strikes in Syria

The US and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the milit

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