As well as driving out the ultra-hardline Islamists, Ankara also wants to prevent Kurdish forces taking territory that will let them join up cantons they control in northeast and northwest Syria.
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After a string of bombings and attacks blamed on ISIS and Kurdish insurgents that prompted public criticism, Efkan Ala's position is filled by the labor minister.
As ISIS spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was its most visible member and as head of external operations, he was in charge of attacks overseas, including Europe.
Moscow, a close ally of Syria that has previously protected the Syrian government from council action, says the report is not enough to impose sanctions on the war-torn country.
Since launching crackdown, Turkey detained a total of 5,803 people, of which about 2,200 were foreigners, interior minister says.
Lake Urmia, once the largest lake in the Middle East, shrunk to 10 percent of its size in recent years, causing it to morph from murky green to blood red. But that hasn't deterred locals from enjoying its stunning waters.
Iranian news agency Fars says S-300 defense systems stationed in Fordo uranium enrichment facility.
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King Abdullah vows to maintain status quo at the holy compound, criticizes Israeli policies in Jerusalem.
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.