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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and coalition forces conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters, including 8 in Tikrit, military says; 4 airstrikes in Syria - statement

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Coalition military forces conducted 6 airstrikes in Syria over most recent 24-hour period; Separately, 10 airstrikes approved by Iraqi Ministry of Defense were carried out against Islamic State targets there

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Syrian civil war

UN more than doubles its count of Syrians living in besieged areas to 440,000 - @AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House: President Obama spoke with Turkish President Erdogan about cooperation in the fight against Islamic State; security in Iraq, Syria - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

US State Department: US has been in periodic, direct contact with Syrian officials on consular issues, including the case of journalist Austin Tice - @reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US, allies conduct 5 air strikes in Syria, 14 in Iraq against Islamic State militants, combined joint task force says - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US, allies stage 14 air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, joint command statement says - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Canadian PM Harper requests military missions in Iraq, Syria be extended not beyond March 2016; no ground troops to be deployed - @newstalk1010

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Canada government says will launch air strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria, Iraq - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

US security adviser Rice, in meeting with ex-head of Syrian opposition coalition al-Khatib, said Assad must go; reaffirmed US commitment to negotiated political transition, White House says - @Reuters

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Syria, Iraq discuss ways to tackle militants, local TV reports say - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Syrians feel 'increasingly abandoned by the world' as global attention focuses on Islamic State militants, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says - @ndtv

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Canada's PM Harper to announce 1-year extension of military mission against Islamic State and expand it to include air strikes on targets in Syria, official says - @AP

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Yemen crisis

Envoy Jamal Benomar to UN Security Council: Without talks, Yemen could become an Iraq, Libya or Syria - @innercitypress

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Fight against Islamic State militants

9 British medical students, doctors feared to be in Syria, working in areas controlled by Islamic State militants - @BBCBreaking

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US, allies target Islamic State in 9 air strikes in Iraq, Syria, joint command statement says - @Reuters

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Syria

Photo: Pictures online appear to show Syrian helicopter after crash; 5 captured, 1 killed, 1 missing - @BBCBreaking

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Islamist rebels capture 4 crew members in Syria regime helicopter crash; 5th killed - @AFP

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Syria

Syrian TV says army helicopter crashed in north western Idlib during emergency landing due to technical fault - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

CIA Director Brennan says Islamic State momentum inside Syria and Iraq has been blunted - @Reuters

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