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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, an Iraqi boy carries heavy belongings through the rubble as he flees fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi official said a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. Also Saturday, May 27, 2017, aid groups said they are concerned for the safety of civilians following calls from Iraq’s government for residents of the Islamic State-held Old City to flee the area immediately. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISAn Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul.
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A protester uses a sling shot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli solders securing the border during clashes on the Israeli border eastern Gaza City, Friday, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strikeA spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days
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The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISIraqi official says senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed in explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul
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Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29
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In this photo taken on Monday, Mar. 6, 2017, a ten year-old girl, who fled with her mother after she was forced to get married to a man in his 60s, arranges the bed at a residential building in Ibb province, Yemen. Human rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen. They say girls under 15 in many cases are being married off by their families because they can’t afford to support their children, are desperate for the dowry or want to protect their daughters’ “virtue.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn YemenHuman rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen
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Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern AfghanistanInterior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 file photo, smoke from an airstrike rises as a man flees with a toddler during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, in the al-Rifai neighborhood of western Mosul, Iraq. In Mosul, Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on remaining pockets of territory held by IS, but unlike past urban battles against them in Iraq, the militants still hunkered down in the city are mounting a stiff resistance, and the more the battle stretches out, the greater the risk for civilians remaining behind. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at riskOld City siege draws out Mosul fight and endangers trapped civilians as Iraqi forces inch toward victory against IS
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Israel's Prison Service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 daysIsrael's Prison Service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days
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UN envoy says electricity cuts endanger lives in GazaThe U.N.'s Mideast envoy warns that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip face a 'humanitarian crisis' if their already meager electricity supply is cut further as a result of political infighting.
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This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows blood after gunmen stormed a bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. Egyptian officials say dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack by masked militants on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, including children, south of Cairo.  (Minya Governorate Media office via AP)
At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in EgyptEgyptian officials say they have launched air strikes against militant training bases in Libya in retaliation for an ambush on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo
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Health Ministry: 28 killed in Libya militia fightingThe spokesman of the Libyan health ministry says a total of 28 people were killed and over 130 wounded in intense militias' fighting in the capital, Tripoli
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The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attackEgypt's president says his country has struck bases in which militants who waged a deadly attack against Christians have been trained, but gave no details
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Manhal Samir and Abdulrahman Mohammed, two neighbors, look at the ruins of a house in western Mosul on Friday, May 26, 2017, destroyed in a March 17 coalition airstrike that killed more than 100 people. A coalition investigation released on Thursday asserted that the strike had targeted two Islamic State snipers and the destruction had been caused by a large amount of explosives IS militants had placed in the building, a claim disputed by survivors and neighbors. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko)
Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strikeIraqis demand "justice" after the Pentagon released findings that a US strike in Mosul killed over 100 civilians
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Officials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in response to attack on ChristiansOfficials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in response to attack on Christians
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After attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terrorAfter attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terror
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