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Achin District Governor Esmail Shinwari said the bomb landed in the Momand Dara area. "I was sleeping when we heard a loud explosion. Towering flames engulfed the area", Shinwari told AFP. The strike was created to minimize the risk to Afghan and US forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities.
  • Haley: Ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

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    McMaster said Syria's "sponsors", Russian Federation and Iran, were enabling President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of mass murder against his own civilians". Tillerson stopped short of accusing the Russians of complicity in a suspected sarin nerve gas attack April 4 that killed at least 87 civilians in Syria's southern Idlib province.
  • USA rhetoric 'partially to blame' for Syria attack: McCain

    USA rhetoric 'partially to blame' for Syria attack: McCain

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    The United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on Friday from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched earlier in the week, escalating the USA role in Syria and drawing criticism from Assad's allies including Russian Federation and Iran.
  • 'Mother Of All Bombs' kills 36 Islamic State fighters

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    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the tunnels and caves IS fighters used to "move around freely" were targeted as they make it easier for them to target U.S. Yesterday, the U.S. military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B, also known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, detonates during a test at Eglain Air Force Base in Florida in 2003.
  • Syria Begins to Swap Residents of Four Towns

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    The predominantly Shiite Foua and Kfraya have remained loyal to the Syrian government while the surrounding Idlib province has come under hard-line Sunni, rebel rule. Fouaa and Kefraya are home to mostly Shia Muslims, who have been surrounded by Syrian rebels since March 2014. Evacuees from the rebel-held town of Madaya , close to Damascus , have been taken out in buses to the safer Idlib province.
  • United States open to further action on Syria: White House

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    The Trump administration gave mixed messages about its goals in Syria on Sunday, with top officials stressing different priorities in the wake of a USA airstrike that marked a deepening involvement in the country's bitter conflict. The change in direction comes in response to reports that Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, which President Trump said had crossed a line with him.
  • Bannon's future in doubt as Trump downplays his influence

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    For now, Bannon is still ensconced in the White House. "The president always speaks very highly to me about Steve Bannon", said one Trump ally. Later that day, The New York Times reported that GOP mega-donor Rebekah Mercer, a longtime Bannon patron, had spent last Friday "holed up in her office ...
  • Russia-US relations deteriorated under Trump: Putin

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    Tillerson spoke at a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russian Federation on Wednesday agreed to work together on an worldwide investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes.
  • Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons

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    It's not clear whether it happened or not, how can you verify a video? He suggested that photographs showing children who had died in the attack, which provoked revulsion around the world, were staged. Ties between Russian Federation and the U.S. have been strained in recent days, with Moscow attacking America's "primitive and loutish" rhetoric over Syria .