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Nov 20, 2016
U.N. Syria envoy says local govt in rebel-held Aleppo area should stay on | ReutersDAMASCUS Staffan De Mistura, the United Nations secretary general's Syria envoy said on Sunday he had proposed that jihadist fighters should leave Aleppo but that the government should let the local administration in rebel-held areas of the city stay in place.Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalem earlier on Sunday ruled that out, saying it was a "violation of our sovereignty", but De Mistura told reporters in Damascus that he believed such measures could be temporary and that Aleppo should be treated as a special case. (Reporting by Kinda Makieh in Damascus; writing by Angus McDowall in Beirut; editing by Jason Neely)
Nov 18, 2016
Army on rise in Libya's east, spurring hopes of normal life | ReutersBy Ayman al-Warfalli | BENGHAZI, Libya BENGHAZI, Libya At Benghazi University, graduation pictures shot at a wrecked campus symbolise hope for a return to normality in the city after more than two years of war. It is a war in which the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) has been slowly prevailing against a coalition of Islamists and former revolutionaries. Its commander, Khalifa Haftar, is gaining political influence, his popularity boosted by the army's advance."We can't pursue our studies here but thanks to our army I've been able to return, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be standing here," said Amal al-Obeidi, a law graduate
Nov 18, 2016
Dozens more killed in strikes on Aleppo as food and fuel run low | ReutersBy Lisa Barrington | BEIRUT BEIRUT Air strikes and shelling killed at least 25 people in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday on a third day of renewed bombing, according to a group that monitors Syria's civil war, and the mayor of the besieged sector warned of an acute lack of fuel and food as winter encroaches.The bombardment of eastern Aleppo restarted on Tuesday after a four-week pause, part of a wider military escalation by the Syrian government and its allies, including Russia, against insurgents.The battle for Syria's second city marks a crucial phase of the five-year civil war, in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and its capture would be a major triumph for President Bashar al-Assad.His government said on Tuesday it was striking what it called "terrorist strongholds" in Aleppo. Health officials in the opposition-held part of Aleppo said they had recorded 45 deaths and admitted 363 wounded people as a result of air strikes up to and including Wednesday this week
Nov 15, 2016
Both sides accused of abuses in battle for Mosul | ReutersBAGHDAD Islamic State militants summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul in the last three days, most of them accused of collaborating with the Iraqi forces who are attacking the city, a medical source in Mosul said.The city's forensic medical department was notified of the killings, the source said. No bodies have emerged, unlike last week when 20 corpses were strung up across Mosul in a public warning against cooperating with the army.Human Rights Watch meanwhile said that Iraqi soldiers, militiamen and civilians had mutilated the bodies of Islamic State militants south of Mosul.A 100,000-strong alliance of troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga and Shi'ite militias, backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, has almost surrounded Mosul, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq.The ultra-hardline Islamic State, which has ruled Mosul since sweeping through northern Iraq in 2014, has imposed a ruthless authority across the city, crushing dissent, killing opponents and forcing people to follow their strict interpretation of Islamic law.Residents say most of their victims are dumped in mass graves outside Mosul because the militants deem their opponents apostates unworthy of religious funeral.
Nov 13, 2016
Iraq troops aim to tighten noose on Islamic State in Mosul | ReutersBy Stephen Kalin | BAWIZA, Iraq BAWIZA, Iraq Iraqi soldiers fighting just north of Mosul, within sight of city neighbourhoods, said on Sunday they were ready to tighten the noose around Islamic State militants waging a brutal defence of their Iraqi stronghold.Four weeks into the campaign to crush Islamic State in Mosul, the city is almost surrounded but the jihadists' defences have so far been breached only to the east, where they have battled elite troops for control of around a dozen districts.The battle for Mosul, the biggest city held by the ultra-hardline Sunni Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, is the largest military operation in Iraq in a decade of turmoil unleashed by the 2003 U.S. invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein.Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, which has assembled a 100,000-strong coalition of troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and mainly Shi'ite militias, backed by U.S. air power, says it will mark the end of Islamic State in Iraq.But it says the fight will be a long one.An army special forces officer on the northern front line said his men aimed to target Hadba, the first neighbourhood ahead of them within city limits
Nov 13, 2016
Iraq troops vow to tighten noose on Islamic State in Mosul | ReutersBy Stephen Kalin | BAWIZA, Iraq BAWIZA, Iraq Iraqi soldiers fighting just north of Mosul, within sight of city neighbourhoods, said on Sunday they were ready to tighten the noose around Islamic State militants waging a brutal defence of their Iraqi stronghold.Four weeks into the campaign to crush Islamic State in Mosul, the city is almost surrounded but the jihadists' defences have been breached so far only to the east, where they have battled elite troops for control of up to a dozen districts.The battle for Mosul, the largest city held by the ultra-hardline Sunni Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, is the largest military operation in Iraq in a decade of turmoil unleashed by the 2003 U.S. invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein.Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, which has assembled a 100,000-strong coalition of troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and mainly Shi'ite militias, backed by U.S.
Nov 11, 2016
Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push | ReutersBy Stephen Kalin and Saif Hameed | KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighbourhoods seized in the last 10 days.The elite Counter Terrorism Service troops broke through Islamic State defence lines to enter the city early last week and have since been embroiled in a brutal, close-quarter combat with waves of suicide bombers and snipers.The special forces are the spearhead of a wider coalition of 100,000 fighters seeking to crush a few thousand Islamic State jihadists who have ruled Mosul, the biggest city of their cross-border "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, for the last two years.The campaign, nearly four weeks old, is the most complex military operation in Iraq in the 13 years of turmoil since the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.Security forces and army infantry divisions, backed by a U.S.-led air force, are preparing to move on southern and northern districts of Mosul in coming days, to step up pressure on the militants
Nov 10, 2016
Iraqi forces preparing advance on south Mosul | ReutersBy John Davison and Dominic Evans | SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance towards Mosul airport on the city's southern edge to increase pressure on Islamic State militants fighting troops who breached their eastern defences, officers said on Thursday.The rapid response forces, part of a coalition seeking to crush the jihadists in the largest city under their control in Iraq or Syria, took the town of Hammam al-Alil, just over 15 km (10 miles) south of Mosul, on Monday.Officers say they plan to resume their advance north, up the western bank of the Tigris River towards the city of 1.5 million people who have lived under the ultra-hardline Sunni Islamists for more than two years.More than three weeks after the U.S.-backed campaign to retake Mosul was launched, the city is almost surrounded by the coalition of nearly 100,000 fighters. But troops have entered only a handful of neighbourhoods in the east of the city."We need to put wider pressure on the enemy in different areas," said Major-General Thamer al-Husseini, commander of the elite police unit which is run by the Shi'ite-controlled Interior Ministry.He said operations would resume within two days.
Nov 06, 2016
Hong Kong police, activists clash at protests over Beijing crackdown | ReutersBy Venus Wu and James Pomfret | HONG KONG HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired pepper spray and protesters threw bottles and road cones in clashes near China's representative office on Sunday night where activists had gathered to demonstrate against Beijing's attempts to stop a fledgling independence movement.A ruling on Monday from a top committee of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, is expected to effectively bar the recently elected lawmakers Yau Wai-ching, and Baggio Leung from taking office in Hong Kong's legislature.The pair pledged allegiance to the "Hong Kong nation" and displayed a "Hong Kong is not China" banner during a swearing-in ceremony for the city's legislative council in October. Their oaths were not accepted and their right to re-take them is being challenged in the local courts by the Hong Kong government.The situation is seen by many of Hong Kong's legal and political elite as one of the biggest tests the financial hub has faced since its handover to China nearly two decades ago, with some fearing its independent rule of law is under threat.Hundreds of police, some with riot shields and batons, and some behind temporary metal barricades, were seen near the central government's Liaison Office, traditionally well protected by local police, and viewed by many as a symbol of Beijing's increasing influence on the free-wheeling city. As police reinforced their lines, protesters took their own precautions, some donning masks and goggles and wrapping cling film over their eyes to protect against pepper spray.
Nov 05, 2016
Iraqi troops battle Islamic State for last town south of Mosul | ReutersBy Babak Dehghanpisheh | NEAR HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq NEAR HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq Iraqi troops advancing towards Mosul battled on Saturday for the last town left between them and the Islamic State stronghold to the north, which is already under assault from special forces fighting inside the city's eastern districts.Saturday's attack on Hammam al-Alil, about 15 km (10 miles) south of Mosul, targeted a force of at least 70 Islamic State fighters in the Tigris river town, commander of the Mosul operations Major-General Najm al-Jabouri said.Jabouri said the assault began around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) and some militants had tried to escape across the river, although others put up heavy resistance and the troops had thwarted three attempted suicide car bombings."(The battle) is very important - it's the last town for us before Mosul," Jabouri told reporters