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U.S.-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

U.S.-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria campU.S.-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia said in an update on Monday that tens of militants had been killed during what it called fierce clashes, and one SDF fighter had been injured. It said Islamic State had sent four suicide bombers to points close to SDF fighters.



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Harris: Unpopular positions part of being attorney general

Harris: Unpopular positions part of being attorney generalDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris defended positions she took as California's attorney general that are unpopular with some Democrats, saying they reflected her duty as the state's top law enforcement officer.



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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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Trump's Pick For Secretary of State Reversed Or Forgot All His Controversial Positions

Trump's Pick For Secretary of State Reversed Or Forgot All His Controversial PositionsWASHINGTON — Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo is well-known for his



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The Latest: US forces setting up positions in north Syria

The Latest: US forces setting up positions in north SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):



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Pro-Assad forces shell Turkish positions in Syria: pro-Assad commander

Pro-Assad forces shell Turkish positions in Syria: pro-Assad commanderPro-Syrian government forces shelled Turkish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday in response to a Turkish air strike that killed five of their fighters, a pro-government commander said. The Shi’ite militia fighters used artillery to target the Turkish positions in the town of Marea, north of Aleppo, the commander told Reuters. Pro-government forces have sided with the YPG against Turkey in Afrin.



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Israel targets 'Iranian' positions in Syria after F16 downed

Israel targets 'Iranian' positions in Syria after F16 downedIsrael attacked what it said were Iranian positions inside Syria on Saturday in “large-scale” raids after one of its warplanes was targeted by Syrian air defences and crashed. Following the most serious confrontation between arch foes Israel and Iran since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to prevent Tehran from establishing a threatening military presence in the Arab state. Israel’s raids came after it intercepted what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace from Syria, calling it an “attack”.



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Iraq forces retake positions from Kurds in disputed Kirkuk

Iraq forces retake positions from Kurds in disputed KirkukIraqi forces Friday retook positions controlled by Kurdish peshmerga fighters since 2014 in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk amid a bitter row with the Kurds over a vote for independence last month. Ethnically divided but historically Kurdish-majority Kirkuk is one of several regions that peshmerga fighters took over from the Iraqi army in 2014 when Islamic State (IS) group swept through much of northern and western Iraq. The Iraqi army and the peshmerga have been key allies of the US-led coalition in its fights against IS and the threat of armed clashes between them poses a major challenge for Western government.



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Trump breaks with old Middle East policy — and campaign positions

Trump breaks with old Middle East policy — and campaign positionsPresident Trump on Wednesday dropped the decades-old U.S. position that Middle East peace requires the creation of a viable Palestinian state. He also watered down campaign-trail pledges to move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and dismantle the Iran nuclear deal.



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