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Snipers, mines slow US-backed forces in Syria, commander says

Snipers, mines slow US-backed forces in Syria, commander says

US-backed Syrian forces' advances against Islamic State militants in their last pocket in eastern Syria were slowed on Monday due to snipers and mines in the area, a Kurdish commander said.

Palestinian dies of wounds, bringing Gaza toll to 40

Palestinian dies of wounds, bringing Gaza toll to 40

A spokesman for the Hamas-controlled territory's health ministry named the latest fatalities as Tahrir Wahada, 18, and Abdullah Shamali, 20.

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces in new push against IS in Raqa

US-backed forces captured a new district from jihadists in Syria's Raqa but struggled to hold their positions against suicide car bombers, a fighter in the city and a monitor said.

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed recently in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.