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Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

Syria widens assault in southwest, hits IS pocket

Syria widens assault in southwest, hits IS pocket

The Syrian government widened its offensive to recover the southwest on Wednesday, extending it to an enclave held by Islamic State-affiliated fighters as Russian warplanes targeted the area, a war monitor said.

Spain’s Felipe meets Saudi king as warship sale mooted

Spain’s Felipe meets Saudi king as warship sale mooted

Spain’s King Felipe VI met yesterday with Saudi King Salman, official media said, during a visit coinciding with talks to sell Spanish warships.