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The Debate: Battle for Aleppo

Russia says more than 80-thousand civilians now have access to humanitarian aid in eastern Aleppo following the recent advances made by the Syrian army. Russia also noted that half of the militant-held territory in the city has been completely liberated, with many reports indicating it’s just a matter of time before the army takes over Eastern Aleppo. 58 more words

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Syrian govt forces liberate ten districts of east Aleppo from rebels

More than 3,000 civilians have left the eastern part of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in the last 24 hours, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said. 17 more words

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Best Movies Today: Eastern Promises

#Trend #iOS Eastern Promises Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts star in this electrifying thriller from critically acclaimed director David Cronenberg. Criminal mastermind Nikolai (Mortensen) finds his ties to a notorious crime family shaken when he crosses paths with Anna (Watts), a midwife who has accidentally uncovered evidence against them. 18 more words

Iraqi troops capture 3 more neighborhoods in eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP)(STL.News) — Iraqi troops on Thursday drove Islamic State militants from three more neighborhoods in the northern city of Mosul, pushing toward the city center in a slow, street-to-street fight that’s now in its sixth week, according to…