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    Iraqi forces find mass graves in Oil wells near Kirkuk

    Iraq’s security forces have found mass graves inside oil wells in an area in northeastern Iraq close to the oil-rich Kirkuk, and they believe the bodies are of civilians executed by ISIS, a security source.

    West Asia
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    Iran President Declares End of Daesh

    On Friday, Iraqi armed forces liberated Rawa near the border with Syria, the last remaining town under Daesh’s control. Two days later, Syrian army soldiers liberated Bukamal, Daesh’s last stronghold in Syria,

    West Asia
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    Last ISIS-held town recaptured by Iraqi forces

    Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIS control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

    West Asia
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    Free at last from ISIS, millions of Muslims stage the greatest religious march in the world

    Millions of black-clad Shia pilgrims are converging on the holy city of Kerbala for the Arbaeen religious commemoration, the largest annual gathering of people anywhere on earth.

    West Asia
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    Kirkuk marks opening shot of new Iran-US rivalry. So far, Iran wins

    Iraq's lightning offensive to recapture Kirkuk - and other disputed areas - has been greeted with quiet approval in Tehran. Suppressing Kurdish expansionism in Iraq is a key Iranian national.

    View Point
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    Syrian army fully liberates Dayr al-Zawr from Daesh

    The Syrian army and allied fighters have managed to retake full control over the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr in their latest push against Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

    West Asia
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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Iraq retakes Kurdistan borders after deal

    Federal Iraqi forces have peacefully taken control of all border crossings ringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following an agreement with Kurdish authorities.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iraq forces advance in 'last den' of ISIS

    Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured from the Islamic State group several military bases and villages as they launched a push to wipe out remnants of the jihadists' self-styled caliphate in the country.

    West Asia
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    Iran Backs Iraq, Warns It Against Falling In US Trap

    Supreme leader "gave his support for measures taken by the Iraqi government to defend the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq", leader's office said in a statement after Abadi

    West Asia
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    Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

    The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations.

    West Asia
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    IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

    The Islamic State group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said Monday.

    West Asia
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    'No more militants in Marawi': Philippines declares end to 5-month siege

    The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the militant Islamic State .

    Southeast Asia
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    Wouldn't hand over Raqqah to Syrian government:US backed group says

    A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government”.

    West Asia
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    Iraqi Kurds say open to talks after Baghdad military operation

    The Iraqi Kurdish regional government said Thursday it was open to talks with Baghdad after central government forces seized a swathe of disputed territory from Kurdish fighters.

    West Asia
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    Daesh ‘caliphate’ crumbles but group remains potent threat

    The fall of Raqqa has boxed Daesh into a small “rump caliphate” straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border, a remote but strategically key area its enemies are keen to seize.

    West Asia
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    'If US rips up nuclear deal, Iran will tear it into shreds'

    Iran's Supreme Leader said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred it" if the United States pulled out, media reported

    West Asia
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    Iraqi forces reestablish security in Kirkuk

    Iraqi government forces have established security over the northern city of Kirkuk after retaking contested territory from Kurdish militants.Police have called on the residents, who had fled in their thousands.

    West Asia
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    Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills 74

    The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 74 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

    Central Asia
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    With Syria Lost And Iran Deal On Block, Trump Turns Hard On Hezbollah

    Earlier this month, the leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused the Israeli government of intentionally pushing the Middle East towards war. He further

    West Asia
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    Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Border

    Last November, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country “won’t allow Islamic State figures or other enemy actors, under the cover of the war in Syria, to set up next to our borders.

    West Asia
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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Iranians are all IRGC today: Zarif

    “Today, Iranians – boys, girls, men, women – are ALL IRGC,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the nuclear agreement.

    West Asia
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    Iraq launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise

    A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal government in Baghdad.

    West Asia

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