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Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul, US pledges more support

Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul`s Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said.

Saudi soldier killed in cross-border firefight near Yemen border

A Saudi soldier was killed in a cross-border firefight with Yemeni rebels, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Eleven policemen killed in Taliban attacks in northern Afghan

At least nine policemen were killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, while another two were killed in the east, security officials said today.

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shiites in northern city

Nigeria's army killed 349 people from the minority Shiite Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.

Army troops, insurgents exchange gunfire along Manipur-Myanmar border

An Indian Army patrol team and unidentified insurgents exchanged heavy gunfire along the international border in Manipur early Wednesday, intelligence sources said. There was no report of any casualty on either side.

Insurgents seize Syrian Alawite village, killing 19: Observatory

The Observatory said the attackers included Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham and the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. 

At least 26 killed as fighting rages in Syria's Aleppo

Opposition groups control the eastern part of the city but have come under intense strain as the government has choked off all routes to the area except a narrow and perilous passage to the northwest.

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Two held on way to join insurgents in Syria

 Two French nationals were arrested in Tunisia earlier this month on their way to join militant camps in Libya before travelling to Syria, Xinhua reported on Monday.