Seven-month battle for Mosul is seen to be nearing its close

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19.05.2017

According to US Joint Special Operations Command reports, elements of the Iraqi elite Counter Terrorism Service overwhelmed the Ureibi and Rifaie districts of Mosul. As Iraqi forces, backed by the US military, have pushed into those final areas of Mosul still occupied by ISIS, the brutal seven-month urban battle for the city is seen to be nearing its close. A densely populated area of narrow streets, Mosul’s Old City —…

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US doesn`t want to dance to the Turkey`s tune on the issue of supporting the Syrian Kurds

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19.05.2017

The United States is unlikely to abandon the Syrian Kurds, Washington’s primary ally in the anti-Daesh campaign, despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to convince President Donald Trump to review the issue, political commentator Hilal Koylu told. “Erdogan has openly said that any talks with the YPG are unacceptable for Turkey. The question then is whether Trump would continue dialogue with the Syrian Kurds [despite Ankara’s opposition]. We can answer…

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New provocation: The US Air Force attacked Syrian Army positions, which made major progress against ISIS

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19.05.2017

The US Air Force attacked pro-government forces in Syria after they posed a threat to pro-American forces. According to the source in the US administration, the airstrike was after the volunteer convoy, supporting the Damascus authorities, opposed the armed US –backed group. The US military struck was after the warning shots, the source said. The incident took place near the city of El Tanf in southern Syria, at the border…

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