Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Daesh terrorists mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate".
Iraqi forces free civilians in Mosul battles
The Syrian Army’s Air Force destroyed on Saturday a Daesh position and two pickups, equipped with machineguns, and killed 14 terrorists in the village of Mhaimadiyeh in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor province.
Syrian Army kills Daesh terrorists, destroys their positions
The United Nations declared readiness to help resolve the ongoing crisis between Qatar and a number of other [Persian] Gulf Arab states, Western media reported on Saturday.
UN offers help to solve [Persian] Gulf Arab states crisis
Iran strongly denounced a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, saying the “foiled attempt” proved again that terrorism knows no boundaries.
Iran condemns terrorist plot near Grand Mosque of Mecca
The likelihood that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday.
Russia: Baghdadi death near 100% certain
The "liberation" of the city of Mosul from the Daesh terror group will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday.
Iraqi PM: Mosul liberation will be declared soon
Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5 million since four Arab countries began boycotting the Persian Gulf state on June 5, Turkey's Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said.
Trade minister: Turkish exports to Qatar triple
Iraqi government forces have breached the Daesh Takfiri terrorists’ defenses to push deeper into the last remaining stronghold of the extremists in the western part of Mosul.
Iraqi govt. forces advance into heart of Daesh’s last bastion
US-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push toward the mosque in Mosul where Daesh declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials said.
Iraqi forces tighten noose around Daesh in Mosul
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for unity among Muslim nations in the face of the Zionist regime of Israel.
Rouhani urges Muslim unity against Israel

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