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Truce will be observed until Saturday to allow for evacuations; Britain accuses Russia and Syria of using time to 'further stranglehold' over city.
Up to 6,000 ISIS fighters remain in the Iraqi city, Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati says, as a wide-scale operation to retake Mosul enters its third day.
The drama offers a jaundiced view of American politics that plays well in a country long suspicious of U.S. intentions.
Royal executions are rare, but have happened before. In 1975, the kingdom beheaded Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for assassinating King Faisal.
Moscow says Belgian fighter jets spotted over area of the strike, which also wounds four and destroys buildings.
The Islamic Republic's air force, comprised largely of U.S.-made jets obtained before the 1979 revolution, is particularly weak compared to Iran's Gulf Arab rivals.
U.S. forces confirm the presence of sulfur mustard agent on ISIS munition fragments, but say the group's technical ability to develop such weapons is limited.
Protest leaders are calling on the Jordanian public to turn off the lights in their homes for an hour in objection to an agreement to import gas from what they call 'occupied territory.'
Comment comes as Ankara is locked in fierce row with Baghdad over who should take part in U.S.-backed assault, expected to begin in October.