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Iraq Forces Retake Fallujah Government HQ

Iraqi forces raised the national flag over the main government compound in Fallujah on Friday, top commanders said, a breakthrough in the nearly four-week-old offensive against the Islamic State group’s bastion. They met limited resistance […]

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Is the Assad Regime Switching Gears?

Several recent events in Syria suggest that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies are changing their strategy to focus on retaking more land from the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in concert with harassment […]

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Second UN report on ISIL

Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat I. Introduction 1. […]

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New Offensive Aims at ISIS’ Heart

Kurdish-led forces are attacking militant positions north of the Islamic State’s de facto capital, Raqqa, Syria. The Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi explains how the fall of Raqqa could incite sectarian tensions.