Claiming that al-Obeidi's firing was 'a political issue and not a military one,' the Ministry of Defense spokesman said that it will not interrupt the operation.
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The Misrata-led brigades said there had been five attempted car bombings on Sunday in a 'desperate attempt to disrupt the advance.'
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.
Washington stands by Turkey while expecting the Kurds to help fight tough battles against Islamist militants in Syria.
Ten of the dead in the attack by suspected government helicopters were children, including an infant and a toddler. Russia has agreed to the ceasefire but other parties have not yet signed on to the deal.
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.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu was traveling in the country's northeast when shots were exchanged between the police and an unidentified party.