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Terrified Iraqi families fleeing fierce fighting in Mosul are drugging their children with sedatives or taping their mouths shut to prevent their cries alerting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants as they try to escape, as Iraqi forces prepare a fresh push against the jihadists using new tactics
The international coalition battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will begin a final push on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold Raqqa in the coming days, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on March 24.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the nation’s top diplomat said on March 21.
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on March 24 where he had spent much of the last six years in detention, his lawyer said.
The U.S.-led coalition has airlifted Syrian rebel forces to an operation near the Syrian town of Tabqa in Raqqa province while providing them with fire support, U.S. defense officials said on March 22.
Forces such as Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and special operation troops were part of a U.S.-led coalition operation to air drop Syrian militia into an area near the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) stronghold Raqqa, a U.S. official said on March 22.
Turkey and Kuwait inked a total of six agreements on March 21 during the Kuwaiti Emir’s official visit to Ankara, with one of the deals concerning cooperation on religious affairs between the two states.
U.N.-backed Syria peace talks resumed in Geneva on March 23, with little hope of a breakthrough as no concessions were unlikely.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has said it is concerned by the recent decision of the governor of Kirkuk to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) over the city of Kirkuk
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
Rebels and jihadists launched a fresh assault on east Damascus on March 21, just two days before another round of U.N.-backed peace talks were set to get underway in Switzerland