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This frame grab from a video released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 provided by Ronahi TV, a Kurdish TV channel media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows members of a Kurdish female militia, the Women's Protection Units, marching as they celebrate victory against the Islamic State group, in Raqqa, Syria. The militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule. (Ronahi TV, via AP)
US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in RaqqaSyrian Kurdish-led forces backed by US declare victory over IS in city of Raqqa, days after pushing militants out
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
The Latest: Tillerson: Freeing Syria's Raqqa is 'milestone'The Latest: US Secretary of State Tillerson says liberation of Syrian city of Raqqa from IS a 'critical milestone'
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Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detentionEgypt frees Irish-Egyptian detained for 4 years on charges related to 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo
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CHANGES SPELLING TO ALTUN KUPRI - Kurdish security forces withdrawing from a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Friday Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderIraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq
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$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feudsAs the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas move to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza's civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along
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The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from KurdsIraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq
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US-backed Syrian force formally declares victory over IS in Raqqa at news conference held inside the cityUS-backed Syrian force formally declares victory over IS in Raqqa at news conference held inside the city
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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish landsIraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands
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Lebanon's parliament passes first budget since 2005Lebanon's parliament has approved the first budge in 12 years after government failed to do so due to political crises
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, SyriaDrone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, with little sign of civilian life
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A burned vehicle remains after overnight clashes between Iraqi security force against Kurdish security forces outside Kirkuk, Iraq, Thursday Oct. 19. 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentBaghdad issues arrest warrant for Kurdish region's vice president for saying Iraqi troops 'occupying' disputed Kirkuk
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Israeli soldier who shot fatally Palestinian seeks pardonIsraeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian attacker last year appeals to country's president for pardon
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Israel strikes Syria, responding to errant mortar fireIsraeli military says it struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from neighboring country
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Hundreds of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews protest army draftIsraeli police arrest 120 in protests being held by fringe group within Israel's ultra-Orthodox community
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Youths sit as fishermen sail into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Israel expanded the fishing zone for Gaza's fishermen from six nautical miles to nine miles for the two-month season. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian governmentTrump's Mideast envoy: If Hamas wants role in Palestinian government, it must renounce violence, negotiate with Israel
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