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White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years
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Iraq declares the end of its war on Isil
Iraq‚Äôs war against the Islamic State (Isil) is over and the jihadist group has been no longer controls any territory inside the country, Iraq‚Äôs prime minister declared on Saturday.¬† Haider al-Abadi said Isil forces had been driven from their final pockets of control and that the Iraqi state was now fully in control of the country‚Äôs border with Syria.¬† "Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh [Isil]," Mr Abadi told a conference in Baghdad. "Our enemy wanted to kill our civilisation, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed in little time.‚ÄĚ His announcement marked the end of four years of formal combat operations after Isil swept into western Iraq from Syria in early 2014. Within months they had seized control of much of northern Iraq, including the city of Mosul, and threatened to march assault Iraqi Kurdistan.¬† Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory¬† US forces began airstrikes against Isil in August 2014 and after years of grinding warfare, Iraq‚Äôs military announced they had succeeded in completely clearing the country.¬† "All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border," said Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah.¬† The Coalition congratulate the people of Iraq on their significant victory against #Daesh. We stand by them as they set the conditions for a secure and prosperous #futureiraqpic.twitter.com/pJlGImT1Yu‚ÄĒ The Global Coalition (@coalition) December 9, 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May¬†congratulated Mr Abadi on successfully forcing Isil¬†from most of the country, but warned the extremist group is¬†"not yet defeated". The US-led military coalition against Isil tweeted its congratulations shortly after Mr Abadi‚Äôs speech. ‚ÄúThe Coalition congratulates the people of Iraq on their significant victory against Daesh. We stand by them as they set the conditions for a secure and prosperous future Iraq.‚ÄĚ Despite its battlefield defeat, Isil is likely to continue to inflict painful attacks against Iraqi military forces and civilians. Baghdad and other cities have been plagued by suicide bombings carried out by Isil cells even though its ground forces were nowhere nearby.¬† With the military fight against Isil finished in Iraq, the US is focusing on how to try to confront Iranian influence in the country. ¬†
U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic
In his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, ‚Äúin the hands of more people."
As Putin Announces 2018 Presidential Bid, ‚ÄėSUPERPUTIN‚Äô Exhibition Opens In Moscow
In California, dozens of horses perish in fires
A line of charred stables running down blackened hills have become graveyards for dozens of horses caught in the raging flames of a southern California wildfire that burned them alive. "It was hell," said a security employee at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, an hour north of San Diego. The employee, who asked not to be identified by name, said that 75 percent of the stables burned at the center, where some 500 elite horses were stabled and trained.
Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
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Opera student raises $40,000 in performance for college tuition
Drew Anthony raised enough money in a single opera performance to pay for a year of college tuition. After hearing his story, several prestigious universities have tapped him for spots at their school.
China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet
Like the rest of China‚Äôs military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China‚Äôs People‚Äôs Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license‚ÄĒor not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China‚Äôs armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.
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