DAMASCUS — As many as 261 Syrian soldiers have been killed since the al-Qaida-linked militants unleashed their wide-scale offensive on the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province a month ago, a monitor group reported Sunday.
IraqNinety of the those killed during the attacks of the Nusra Front and likeminded groups were officers, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Al-Qaida)
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RAMADI, Iraq — Iraqi security forces on Sunday clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants and repelled their attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, provincial security source and an official said. (Iraq-IS-Clash)
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DAMASCUS — The Islamic State (IS) militants killed about 400 people since they stormed the ancient city of Palmyra on central Syria last Wednesday, the official Syrian TV reported Sunday.
Most of those killed in that millennia-old oasis city were women and children, the TV said. (Syria-IS-Palmyra)
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TEHRAN — The Iranian government and people are resolved to liberate the country’s economy from western sanctions, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday.
The government will restore the country’s economic and trade rights violated by the western powers through active diplomacy, Rouhani said addressing a cultural ceremony in the capital Tehran, Tasnim news agency reported. (Iran-Sanctions) Enditem


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