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Iraqi PM Declines Turkish Offer to Help in Mosul Battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey Airstrikes Pound Kurds Allied to U.S.-Backed Militia in Syria

America’s NATO ally Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish fighters allied with a U.S.-backed militia in Syria, a testament to the growing rift between Ankara and Washington over the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the Middle East.

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Pentagon Placing Military Equipment Near Russia

The Pentagon will deploy 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and self-propelled howitzers to Eastern European countries near Russia, the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.