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Vietnam win in women’s U16 qualifier

Vietnam win in women’s U16 qualifier

Vietnam defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in their first match of the Asian Football Confederation U16 Women’s Football Qualifiers on August 25 in Hanoi.

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on July 26, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

At least nine people were killed and 32 wounded on July 12 when a car packed with explosives was detonated in a district just north of Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year.

President extends condolences over Iraqi bomb attack

President extends condolences over Iraqi bomb attack

President Tran Dai Quang on July 4 cabled a message of condolence to his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum over a terror bombing in the Iraqi capital of Bagdad that claimed the lives of 165 people and wounded 131 others.

US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters

US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters

US-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on June 29, US officials told Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed.

Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

Islamic State's far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead on June 8 with major advances on multiple fronts that have put some of the greatest pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists since they declared their caliphate two years ago.