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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officials say IS fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security. Hundreds -- likely more than 1,000 -- IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by U.S., Kurdish, and allied forces to stamp out the remnants of the jihadi group in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern SyriaSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
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Rights group urges Libyan forces to lift siege on civiliansHuman Rights Watch urges Libyan strongman's self-styled army to lift siege of civilians trapped in eastern city
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From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another dayIslamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria slip across border into Iraq, destabilizing its fragile security
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Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shotAuthorities say an Islamic State follower charged with terrorism had asked a sheriff's sergeant in metro Phoenix to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a statement in Ramat Gan, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's NetanyahuIsrael's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote
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Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from SyriaIraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's deathTwo officials say they are trying to verify reports that Fabian Clain, a Frenchman who is one of Europe's most-wanted members of Islamic State group, has died in an airstrike in Syria
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A commander with a US-backed Syrian force says twin bombings in market in eastern Syria have killed at least 14 peopleA commander with a US-backed Syrian force says twin bombings in market in eastern Syria have killed at least 14 people
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Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protestSudanese opposition party says more than 10 of their leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign
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Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to IraqIraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq
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Iran announces another navy drill in key Strait of HormuzIran's navy to hold annual drill in strategic Strait of Hormuz as pressure mounts in wake of US sanctions
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Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclaveTrucks carrying civilians leave last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria
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Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right partiesIsrael's Netanyahu strikes deal with 2 fringe religious-nationalist parties in bid to unify his bloc ahead of elections
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Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfersPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel
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FILE - In this June 29, 2015 file photo, a policeman stands guard at the site of a car bombing that killed Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in Cairo. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 Egypt executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Barakat, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Barakat, the first assassination of a senior official in Egypt in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)
Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutorEgyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor
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