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Many U.S. military officials point to the Euphrates River Valley, namely Deir Ezzor province in Syria, and the area around the city of al-Qaim in Iraq.

As the push to recapture Mosul from Islamic State enters its final days, Iraqi forces say they will soon launch an assault on Hawija, the terror group's last stronghold in the country.

The deputy commander of the U.S.-led coalition working to defeat the Islamic State group said Monday "the final liberation of Mosul is drawing ever closer."

U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official said late Tuesday.

Afghan officials are blaming Wednesday's massive truck bombing on the Taliban-affiliated and al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network. Here's what is known about the group.

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