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More than 40 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base

More than 40 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base

There was no immediate comment from the ministry of defence but officials in the area said nine police and 35 soldiers were killed in the attack.

At least 26 dead in strikes on Yemen's Hodeida

At least 26 dead in strikes on Yemen's Hodeida

Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have been conducting an offensive to capture Hodeida from Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a ceasefire deal late on Friday with regime ally Russia.

Syrian offensive uproots more than 120,000: monitor group

Syrian offensive uproots more than 120,000: monitor group

Jordan, already hosting some 650,000 Syrian refugees, says its border will remain closed to more refugees.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

The airport is disused but housed a major rebel base just inland from the coast road into the city from the south.

Afghan Taliban fighters close in on provincial city

Afghan Taliban fighters close in on provincial city

A Farah government official and several residents said security forces were engaged in police districts two and three, around 4 km from the city centre.

Iraqi forces break through IS lines in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces break through IS lines in Tal Afar

On the sixth day of the offensive, elite Iraqi units seized the northern neighbourhoods of Nida', Taliaa, Uruba, Nasr, and Saad, according to a statement from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC).

15 Yemeni rebels, 8 soldiers killed in clashes

15 Yemeni rebels, 8 soldiers killed in clashes

At least 15 Yemeni rebels and eight soldiers were killed on Monday as government forces attacked insurgent positions in two areas in the southwest of the country, military officials said.

Syrian rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus

Syrian rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus

Rebels and jihadists on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack just a few kilometres from the centre of the capital.

Iraqi forces besiege Islamic State around Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces besiege Islamic State around Mosul Old City

Iraqi government forces besieged Islamic State militants around Mosul's Old City on Thursday, edging closer to the historic mosque from where the group's leader declared a caliphate nearly three years ago.

Yemen loyalists retake historic port of Mokha

Yemen loyalists retake historic port of Mokha

Yemeni government forces took full control of the historic Red Sea port of Mokha on Friday after weeks of deadly fighting with Shia rebels and their allies, a spokesman said.

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Syrian government forces clashed with Islamic State group fighters for a fourth day on Tuesday in an eastern city where a jihadist assault has left more than 100 dead, a monitor said.