Iraqi security forces storm Mosul airport, military base
BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base on Thursday, state television said.
BERLIN German police commandos stormed an apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Sunday and detained a man in connection with a hunt for a Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack.
"Nobody was injured and no shots were fired. We've taken the man into custody and we are questioning him now," said Tom Berhardt, spokesman for the Saxony state criminal investigation office.
Police found explosives in another apartment in the city that they raided on Saturday but have been unable to track down the suspect, 22-year-old Jaber Albakr.
(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Paul Carrel; editing by John Stonestreet)
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