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'Air strikes kill 11 civilians' in Hama province

Bombing of livestock market in ISIL-held Oqayrabat village possibly carried out by Russian fighter jets, monitor says.

Syrian and Russian jets

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Jordan hangs 15 convicts at dawn, most in years

Prisoners, all Jordanians, convicted of 'terrorism' offences and rape hanged in Suaga prison, south of the capital.

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Erdogan says Germany 'aids and harbours terror'

Ankara and Berlin locked in acrimony as Turkish president lashes out at Germany over cancellation of ministers' rallies.

Erdogan

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UN: Alleged Mosul chemical attack amounts to war crime

Investigation urged into possible use of toxic agents as Iraq hospital chief says he is certain chemical gas was used.

Dima Nadm Hamid

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Iraq says 14,000 people fled western Mosul in one day

Number of civilians escaping heavy battles between Iraqi army and ISIL skyrockets amid reports of chemical weapon use.

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US air raids target al-Qaeda in Yemen, wound civilians

Second day of operations comes a month after a botched raid left several Yemeni civilians and a Navy SEAL dead.

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Rival Kurdish groups clash in Iraq's Sinjar region

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani's close ties with Ankara blamed for clashes between Peshmerga and YBS fighters.

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Pentagon: 20 US air raids in Yemen target al-Qaeda

US carries out first major operation in Yemen since a botched raid left civilians and a Navy SEAL dead.

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Palmyra: Russia-backed Syrian army retakes ancient city

Joint operation involving Russian air power and Shia militia forces ISIL to retreat again from historic city.

Palmyra

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ISIL pulls back from Palmyra

Suicide bombers and land mines hampering progress by Syrian government forces to recapture the ancient city.

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