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Will the US confront Iran's forces in Syria?

US officials have stated that they want to challenge Iranian influence in Syria, but how likely is a confrontation?

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Assad forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Air strikes and shelling hit Yarmouk, Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun after failure to negotiate evacuation, reports say.

Air strikes

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9/11 attacks' suspect arrested by Kurds in Syria

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, is accused of being involved in planning the 9/11 attacks.

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Qatari forces participate in Gulf shield drill in Saudi Arabia

Officers from Qatar's Armed Forces participated in the exercise, along with forces from 25 other countries.

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Catholic cardinal meets Saudi king in historic visit to Riyadh

French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's visit marks the first official meeting between Saudi ruler and a Catholic official.

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Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria

Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army.

F-16 fighter jets

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ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

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OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

OPCW

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Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

In a speech marking Iran's Army Day, Rouhani warns Western powers against flooding the Middle East with more weapons.

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24

The parliamentary and presidential polls had previously been slated for November 2019.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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