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Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire

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ISTANBUL - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.

Egypt defends Syria's territorial unity after Turkey moves against IS 11:55am BST

CAIRO - Egypt said that Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved - an apparent sign of its disapproval of Turkey's intervention against militants in Iraq and Syria.

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NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds 1:30am BST

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force. | Video

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Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State 28 Jul 2015

NAJAF, Iraq - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

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Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State 28 Jul 2015

NAJAF, Iraq - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

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NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds 28 Jul 2015

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.

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Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed - sources 27 Jul 2015

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). | Video

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Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed - sources 27 Jul 2015

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State militants at Anbar university 26 Jul 2015

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in the western city of Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement.

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Turkey strikes Islamic State, Kurdish militants in drive for 'safe zone' 25 Jul 2015

ANKARA - Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq on Saturday, in a campaign Ankara said would help create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria.