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Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim to have taken Syria's largest gas field, which is located in Deir Az Zor.

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Iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

Defying US warnings, the reported test comes just hours after Khoramshahr missile was unveiled during a military parade.

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Syrians vote in Kurdish-held northern region

Elections begin three-phase process to set up new governing institutions that aim to secure regional autonomy.

Kurdish groups

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SOHR: Israeli warplanes hit near Damascus airport

The air strikes reportedly struck sites controlled by the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, says UK-based activist group.

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Houthi criticises Saudis, UAE in anniversary speech

Rally to mark third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's army conspicuous by absence of allies.

A Houthi rally in Sanaa

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Abadi: Operation launched to retake Hawija from ISIL

Abadi lauds forces 'fighting more than one liberation battle at the same time' as drive against ISIL holdouts continues.

Hawija

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Iran's Hassan Rouhani hits back at Trump in UNGA speech

Calling Trump's UN speech 'ignorant, absurd and hateful', Iran's leader slams potential US withdrawal from nuclear deal.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

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SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in 'final stages'

ISIL fighters are now confined in Raqqa city centre, the SDF alliance says as it announces the opening of a new front.

Raqqa city

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Trump says Gulf crisis can be 'solved pretty quickly

US president and Qatari emir discuss Gulf diplomatic crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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'Deadly air strikes' target hospitals in Syria's Idlib

War monitor says Syrian and Russian jets struck four facilities, including maternity hospital, in retaliatory assault.

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The Israeli army closed several Palestinian media companies in the occupied West Bank in a wave of raids overnight Tuesday, drawing criticism from the Palestinian Authority (PA).

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