The Islamic State is currently being defeated by modest forces, showing the errors made by the West, Russia and even Iran when in 2014 they didn’t launch a major offensive.
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Iranian news agency Fars says S-300 defense systems stationed in Fordo uranium enrichment facility.
Under the potential agreement with Tehran, Iran would import Iraqi oil to its refineries and export an equivalent amount of its own crude on behalf of Baghdad from Iranian ports on the Gulf.
Ankara steps up its cross-border offensive, as rebels seek to wrest control of areas around border-city Jarablus from forces backed by Kurds; Turkish soldier killed in rocket attack on tank.
Local media names Kurdish PKK militia as responsible for attack near Syria, Iraq borders.
Apple fixes iOS security flaw after Citizen Lab claims attack targeting UEA rights activist, Mexican journalist linked to software developed by NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes spyware for governments.
Hesham Azizi, also known as Abu Hafs al Baloushi, was the head of the Ansar al Furqan militant organization, according to the SITE intelligence group.
Khaled al-Obeiedi is the first in his post to be voted out since Western forces overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003.
King Abdullah vows to maintain status quo at the holy compound, criticizes Israeli policies in Jerusalem.
Washington stands by Turkey while expecting the Kurds to help fight tough battles against Islamist militants in Syria.