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20th October 2016 - BBC News

Mosul: Islamic State is ‘a brutal opponent’, says US general

The so-called Islamic State (IS) group is "a brutal opponent" in the fight for Mosul, the head of coalition forces for Iraq and Syria has told the BBC.

20th October 2016 - Associated Press

Turkey Ramps Up Fight Against Kurdish Fighters In Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies.

20th October 2016 - Reuters

Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen’s Houthis via Oman - officials

Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war.

20th October 2016 - Reuters

Israeli troops kill Palestinian suspected of throwing rocks at them: army

Israeli troops on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian whom they suspected had thrown rocks at them as they patrolled a main West Bank road, the military said.