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Delta Fire explodes in Lakehead, California, forces closure of I-5

Delta Fire explodes in Lakehead, California, forces closure of I-5Firefighters rushed to slow the growth of the rapidly growing Delta Fire near Lakehead, California, which has exploded in size to more than 31,000 acres with zero percent containment.



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Fast-growing Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

Fast-growing Northern California wildfire forces evacuationsThe Delta Fire was burning in timber and brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in a canyon along the Sacramento River. Wildfires in California have scorched far more ground this year than in 2017, one of the most destructive in the state’s history. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has responded to 4,587 fires that have destroyed 613,710 acres (248,359 hectares), compared with 4,425 fires that destroyed 233,936 acres (94,671 hectares) through the same period in 2017, according to figures from the agency The latest fire spread to 2,000 acres (809 hectares) by Wednesday evening, forcing the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to evacuate residents along a stretch of Interstate 5 north of the town of Lakehead to the Siskiyou County line, according to the government wildfire tracking website Inciweb.



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Afghan forces search for Taliban fighters after major attack

Afghan forces search for Taliban fighters after major attackAfghan forces launched a clearing operation Friday, searching for Taliban fighters following a major assault on the southeastern city of Ghazni, after US air strikes targeted insurgents trying to overrun the city. Afghan special forces were deployed to Ghazni after the latest attempt by the Taliban to capture an urban centre, with the assault coming as pressure builds on the insurgents to enter peace talks. Ghazni — less than two hours by road from Kabul — has been under threat from massing Taliban fighters for months, with residents saying the complex nature of the attacks was unprecedented in its scale.



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A New Northern California Wildfire Forces More Evacuations

A New Northern California Wildfire Forces More EvacuationsFirefighters in California found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest



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Fast-spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo County

Fast-spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo CountyA fast-growing wildfire that broke out over the weekend in Northern California, fueled by parched lands and high winds, prompted evacuations on Sunday and sent ash spewing over a wide area of the region, officials said. More than 1,200 people were fighting the so-called County Fire, located about 75 miles (120 kms) northeast of San Francisco. The sky turned orange in parts of the San Francisco Bay area due to the blaze, with many residents waking up to a thin coating of ash on windows, cars and lawns.



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Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire endsAfghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban’s unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been “98 percent successful”. The Afghan security and defence forces are allowed to restart their military operations,” Ghani told reporters.



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Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. deniesBy Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were “probably American” had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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