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Iraqi army denies bombing civilians in ISIL-held Qaim

Military claims air strikes killed ISIL foreign fighters, accusing media and politicians of aiding propaganda effort.

Qaim

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US and Russia 'close' to deal on Syria's Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ruled out the chance of a ceasefire with rebel groups.

Tens of thousands have fled

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Arab Knesset members vow to 'sue Netanyahu'

Joint List promises to sue PM over "incitement" against Palestinians during fires, but lawyers say plan is not feasible.

Knesset

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Bashar al-Assad: Aleppo victory will be a 'huge step'

Syrian president rejects opposition ceasefire offer as his army tightens the noose on rebel-held part of the key city.

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Germany: Israeli bill violates international law

Berlin "extremely concerned" about Israel's plans for legalising settlement homes built on private Palestinian land.

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Iraqi army mistakenly bombs civilians in ISIL-held city

Iraqi air force kills at least 52 civilians waiting for salaries in western city of al-Qaim with dozens of others hurt.

Iraqi air force

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Britain to deepen security cooperation with the GCC

Addressing the GCC's annual summit PM Theresa May said she is "clear-eyed" on the threats posed by ISIL and Iran.

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Government forces push into Aleppo's Old City

Government troops push into rebel-held areas of Old City, as US and Russia prepare to discuss potential rebel surrender.

eastern districts of Aleppo

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Iraq army launches assault on vital Mosul bridge

After weeks of close-quarter combat, Iraqi soldiers aim to sever important ISIL fighter route over the Tigris River.

Iraqi soldiers

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Syria's army tightens grip on key Aleppo district

Syrian forces close in on crucial Shaar district as Damascus and Russia pledge to "destroy" rebels who don't leave.

Russian soldier

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