Bartalla (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside
Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city
and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive. Read More
Syria’s Assad is getting closer to taking back Aleppo
government forces have taken control of the Old City of Aleppo,
wrenching it from the grasp of rebel control after four years, according
to a monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)
reported Wednesday that rebels had withdrawn from the remaining areas of
the Old City under their control following days of intense bombardment
by Syrian government and Russian warplanes. The Old City includes a
13th-century citadel and is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Aleppo’s Old City served as a key stop on several ancient trading routes
and consists of several semi-independent districts, each with a
distinct character. Forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
North Korean experts explain what Kim Jong Un wants
WASHINGTON, DC — In the next four years, North Korea may join China and Russia as the...