Turkey bombs Kurds, arrests dozens in crackdown after twin attack

Damaged police vehicles and cars are pictured on December 10, 2016 on the site where a car bomb exploded near the stadium of football club Besiktas in central Istanbul.(AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE)

Damaged police vehicles and cars are pictured on December 10, 2016 on the site where a car bomb exploded near the stadium of football club Besiktas in central Istanbul.(AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE)

State media quotes military saying it hit PKK headquarters in northern Iraq, as death toll rises to 44 in Istanbul double bombing

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Iraqi forces attack IS, push deeper into east Mosul area

The Iraqi army fires a 155mm shell towards Islamic State militant positions in Mosul, from the village of Ali Rash, east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Iraq launched a major offensive last month to drive IS out of the northern city, the country’s second largest, which is still home to more than 1 million civilians. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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Mosul battle rages as IS bombings elsewhere in Iraq kill 20

An Iraqi special forces soldier screams while being treated for injuries in Gogjali, on the eastern edges of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Iraq’s special forces worked Sunday to fully clear neighborhoods on Mosul’s eastern edge of Islamic State militants as IS claimed bombings killed at least 20 people elsewhere around the country. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

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Iraqi official says IS executed hundreds of civilians in Mosul

Smoke billows from an area near the Iraqi town of Nawaran, some 10km north east of Mosul, as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters march down a dirt road on October 20, 2016, during the ongoing operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. (AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED)

Smoke billows from an area near the Iraqi town of Nawaran, some 10km north east of Mosul, as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters march down a dirt road on October 20, 2016, during the ongoing operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group. (AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED)

According to unconfirmed claim, fighters rounded up 284 men and boys and shot them as Iraqi troops advanced on jihadist bastion

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Two killed, hundreds hurt by fumes after IS torches sulfur plant

Smoke billows behind Iraqis as they arrive at refugee camp in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on October 22, 2016 (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Smoke billows behind Iraqis as they arrive at refugee camp in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on October 22, 2016 (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Toxic gas from factory near Mosul causes breathing and vision problems for residents, force US troops to wear masks

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Iraqi forces seeking to deliver death blow to IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces deploy in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State group jihadists, on October 17, 2016. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)

Iraqi forces deploy in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State group jihadists, on October 17, 2016. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)

Head of US-led coalition backing multi-pronged offensive warns it could take weeks to oust jihadists from city it declared a ‘caliphate’

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