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#Syria jets hit Islamic State targets in Raqqa

Activists say Syrian jets have bombarded positions of the Islamic State group in the northern province of Raqqa as the self-declared jihadists close in on the last army base in the region.

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Israeli troops target Palestinian suspects

Israeli soldiers

Israeli soldiers have raided and demolished the homes of Palestinians suspected to have been involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenage settlers, triggering clashes with locals in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

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Syrian jets hammer Islamic State stronghold

Syrian regime forces have hammered Raqqa with more than two dozen air strikes, a monitoring group said, ending an undeclared truce between the government and Islamic State group which controls the city.

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Battle rages for control of Mosul dam

Mosul damFierce fighting is raging around the Mosul dam, Iraq's largest, as Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Iraqi forces try to recapture it from Islamic State fighters who seized it just over a week ago.

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UN nuclear chief: #Iran committed to talks

Yukiya Amano, Hassan Rouhani

The UN's nuclear agency chief has said he has received a firm commitment from Iran during a visit to resolve the dispute over its nuclear programme with the US and other world powers.

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US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam

PeshmergaKurdish forces aided by US air strikes have advanced to within kilometres of Iraq's largest dam, less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State group.

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#Israel: No #Gaza deal until security needs met

Benjamin NetanyahuIsrael will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

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Islamic State group 'executes 700' in #Syria

700 membersThe Islamic State group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group said.

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US 'told #Syria rebels' to seek intervention

US officials have asked the Syrian opposition to call on the international community to hit positions belonging to the Islamic State group and help rebels eliminate the self-declared jihadists, Al Jazeera has learned from sources inside the opposition.

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US strikes rebels at Islamic State-held dam

US aircraft US aircraft have launched air strikes near Iraq's largest dam, killing up to 15 fighters from the Islamic State group, sources reported.

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