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Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture Mosul dam
US president hails operation by Peshmerga and Iraqi troops as a "major step forward" against Islamic State group.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 12:03 GMT
Battle rages for control of Mosul dam
Fierce fighting reported as Peshmerga and Iraqi troops try to recapture Mosul dam from Islamic State group.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 16:33 GMT
US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam
US expands air campaign to help Peshmerga advance on key installation, seized by Islamic State group earlier this month.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 05:09 GMT
Iraqi Kurds battle Islamic State fighters
Peshmerga forces recapture towns near Mosul dam, seized by fighters earlier this month, as US air strikes continue.
Last updated: 17 Aug 2014 13:57 GMT
Islamic State battles for Syria's oil wealth
Fighting has escalated between the group and Syrian regime over the Shaar gas fields in the resource-rich Homs province.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 07:22 GMT
Islamic State 'seizes main Syria oil fields'
Al-Omar and Tanak oil fields on Iraq border fall to the Islamic State after rival fighters withdraw, activists say.
Last updated: 04 Jul 2014 12:24 GMT
Syrian expats vote in presidential election
Voting starts at Syrian embassies ahead of June 3 presidential poll, expected to secure third term for Bashar al-Assad.
Last updated: 28 May 2014 12:56 GMT
Report: Thousands flee Syria rebel clashes
UK-based rights group says fighting between rival rebel groups have displaced 60,000 people in Deir Ezzor province.
Last updated: 04 May 2014 13:22 GMT
Syrian rebel allies strike blow against ISIL
Islamic State of Iraq and Levant retreat from Deir al-Zor province after three-day battle with other rebel groups.
Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 13:38 GMT
Syrian military spy chief killed in battle
Government blames rebels for General Jameh Jameh's death amid reports of progress in chemical-arms inspection process.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2013 07:59 GMT
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