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ISIL fighters make gains in northern Iraq
Armed group battles Kurdish volunteer troops in the town of al-Kuwayr, about 60km south of Erbil.
Last updated: 04 Nov 2014 21:10 GMT
Iraq army claims fresh gains against ISIL
Iraqi ministry of defence says military recaptures 30 villages close to Baghdad from ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2014 10:51 GMT
Deadly suicide bombings in Iraq
At least seven dead in wave of bombings in Anbar and Salaheddin as violence continues.
Last updated: 05 Oct 2013 00:45 GMT
Syrian army 'laying mines on Lebanese border'
Mines claim attributed to unnamed Lebanese official as eight more Syrians are reportedly killed.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2011 04:28 GMT
Syrian protesters 'killed' after Eid prayers
Seven people reportedly shot dead by security forces at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Last updated: 30 Aug 2011 09:27 GMT
Syrian forces 'kill six' in crackdown
Activists say many others wounded in fresh offensive amid reports of 'widespread defections' by Syrian forces.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 21:33 GMT
Syria forces surround town after 'defections'
Troops backed by tanks deployed around Rastan after "tens of soldiers" from the area reportedly defected.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 12:11 GMT
Several die in Iraq suicide bombing
Attack in city of Heet, west of Baghdad, targets police checkpoint.
Last updated: 31 May 2008 22:13 GMT
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