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Afghan forces order civilians to leave city under Taliban siege
- Call comes as the military prepares major offensive against Taliban in heart of Lashkar Gah after fierce fighting. A top Afghan military commander has ordered residents to leave the besieged city of Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan as the army prepared a major offensive to flush out Taliban fighters after three days of heavy fighting. The Taliban have seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign ...

Source: aljazeera.com
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Lawmaker Offers Glimpse Inside Fort Lee's Temporary Home for Afghan Allies and Their Families
- Lawmakers got their first look on Monday at Afghans moved to Fort Lee , Virginia, the first wave of immigrants who had helped U.S. forces and are fleeing the country as the Taliban continues to conquer large swathes of territory. In an interview with Military.com on Tuesday, Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., described the conditions for the Afghans, who have been waiting for visas to be processed under a special program ...

Source: military.com
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Israel can ‘act alone’ against Iran after ship attack, PM says
- Israel is rallying global action against Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman last week but is capable of responding on its own if necessary, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday. The United States , and Israel blamed Iran for the suspected drone strike on Thursday in which two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed. Tehran denies any involvement. U.S. Secretary of State ...

Source: france24.com
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Turkey’s Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires
- BOZALAN, Turkey As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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British navy group: ‘Potential hijack’ of ship off UAE coast
- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, though the circumstances remained unclear. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers and as commercial shipping in the region has found itself caught in the ...

Source: apnews.com