Iraqi forces already control the Tigris to Mosul's south. Mosul operation commander Abdul Amir Rashid Jarallah said that the police also seized control over the nearby hospital and the area of the Al-Ghufran Mosque. Gen Saadi said warplanes from the US-led coalition killed dozens of IS militants who were using the hill as a position to fire from. "They have been in the city at different times, yes", Col.
Born in August 1934 in Iran's Bahreman, Rafsanjani was an influential politician, religious scholar and the confidant of Ayatollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He became president in a critical time of transition just after the death of Khomeini. Rafsanjani played a crucial role as a bridge between moderates of modern Iranian politics and some of the hard-line politicians of the preceding generation.
Sir Ivan stepped down from his ambassador role on Tuesday, criticising "muddled thinking" within government. The 54-year-old said: "I don't think that we have learnt much at all from the Prime Minister". "We voted to stay in the European Union, we were told voting "no" was the only way to stay in the European Union and we now face being taken out of it".
Fighting in the area intensified after the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul, which was claimed by IS. Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said on Wednesday (4 January) that the Turkish people were asking: "Why are they [coalition forces] using the Incirlik airbase?" and added that "The US is a very important ally for us".
Now, this is ice, so there are cracks, and we've been tracking a particularly big one of these cracks since about 2010. "It's been of particular interest since around 2014, when it became clear that the berg was going to be a large one". If the crack completely cuts through it, it will produce an iceberg around 5,000 square kilometers - roughly the size of the state of Delaware. Over the last few years, a crack has been growing rapidly in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is located near the ...
Pavic said Heper told her the man came back to Turkey and was arrested and jailed in September - purportedly for a link to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a group listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey. Heper had been living in the city of Mardin, but drove nine hours to Kars, in order to bring her friend's ex-wife to visit him at the jail, and was arrested at the woman's home, her friends said.