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Baghuz, Syria: ISIS last stronghold successfully recaptured

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday the submission of the last Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold. The collapse of the eastern Syrian city of Baghuz and the raise of the yellow flag by SDF forces marked the official collapse of the ISIS caliphate which plagued the region since 2014.

Iraq, Iran and Turkey put economic pressure on Iraqi Kurds

Iraq, Iran and Turkey put economic pressure to Iraqi Kurds in response to Kurdistan's independence referendum, with Baghdad closing the Kurds' airspace to international flights, Tehran freezing trade in fuels and Turkey threatening for…