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23rd February 2017 - Associated Press

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday.

23rd February 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Turkey’s first post-coup recruits mark change in military

Recruits are entering Turkey’s new military academies this month for the first time since last summer’s coup attempt, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves to create a force that will be loyal to his civilian rule.

23rd February 2017 - The Washington Post

Away from Iraq’s front lines, the Islamic State is creeping back in

The Islamic State is nearing defeat on the battlefield, but away from the front lines its members are seeping back into areas the group once controlled, taking advantage of rampant corruption in Iraq’s security forces and institutions.