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Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officialsThe death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. The barrage on Monday targeted a meeting of Haqqani fighters in Pakistan’s remote tribal Kurram district along the Afghan border in the deadliest attack on the group this year. “First drone strike killed five fighters from Haqqani network and minutes apart a second drone then fired two more missiles after militants arrived to retrieve dead bodies from the rubble,” a senior government official in Kurram told AFP Tuesday.



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All of the Frightening Ways That Iran Can Strike Back at America

All of the Frightening Ways That Iran Can Strike Back at AmericaTehran has lots of ways to punish Trump. Now that Donald Trump has refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal, the ball is in Congress’s court. If the Legislative branch decides to reimpose sanctions against Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear accord is known, is likely (but not definitely) dead.



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Putin says military strike against North Korea not sure to succeed

Putin says military strike against North Korea not sure to succeedPresident Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a military strike against North Korea designed to destroy its nuclear and missile program might not succeed because Pyongyang could have hidden military facilities that nobody knows about.



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Russian strike kills 38 fleeing civilians in east Syria: monitor

Russian strike kills 38 fleeing civilians in east Syria: monitorA Russian air strike killed 38 civilians on Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. Deir Ezzor borders Iraq and civilians have fled into the province to escape the battles against IS in their own country. Two campaigns are being fought against IS in east Deir Ezzor, with one on the western side of the Euphrates river that slices diagonally across the province led by Syrian troops and backed by ally Russia.



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Lavrov says US will not strike North Korea

Lavrov says US will not strike North KoreaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the United States would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs. “The Americans won’t carry out a strike on (North) Korea because it’s not that they suspect, they know for sure that it has nuclear bombs,” Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s NTV television aired Sunday.



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Is Now the Time to Launch a Preemptive Military Strike on North Korea?

Is Now the Time to Launch a Preemptive Military Strike on North Korea?Polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea. As tensions with North Korea rise to dangerous levels, there are voices in the Congress starting to call for a preemptive military strike on the regime in Pyongyang. Indeed, polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea.



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US urges Syria cooperation with Russia after strike

US urges Syria cooperation with Russia after strikeWashington and Moscow have held high-level talks aimed at shoring up military “deconfliction” zones in eastern Syria after Russia was accused of targeting US-backed forces battling the Islamic State group in an air strike, a top US general said Sunday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Washington-backed Kurd and Arab fighters, said Saturday that several of its fighters were injured in a bombing by Russian warplanes east of the Euphrates River near Syria’s oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor.



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Russia strike wounds US-backed Syria forces, coalition says

Russia strike wounds US-backed Syria forces, coalition saysThe US-led coalition said Saturday that Russian forces had bombed American-backed fighters battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, wounding several, despite denials from Moscow. The unprecedented strike was initially reported by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters supported by Washington. The SDF accused Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in the complex war, though Russia’s military spokesman denied targeting the group.



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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDF

Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDFBy Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting with the U.S.-led coalition, said the strikes wounded six of its fighters. Washington and Moscow support separate offensives in the Syrian conflict – with both sides advancing against Islamic State militants in the eastern region that borders Iraq.



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Israeli defence chiefs warn Iran, Syria after air strike

Israeli defence chiefs warn Iran, Syria after air strikeIsrael’s defence minister on Thursday issued a veiled warning to Syria, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air strike on its territory. Syria’s army accused Israel of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack earlier the same day that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons. “We are determined to prevent our enemies harming, or even creating an opportunity to harm, the security of Israeli citizens,” Avigdor Lieberman said in Hebrew, in remarks broadcast on Israeli television.



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