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Since April, over 50 thousand #Iraqi refugees have fled to the #Kurdish region as the Iraqi government forces are preparing for an assault in the northern region of Iraq. Coalition air strikes began targeting forces in the city a little over a month ago preparing for a military assault. #TalAfar and its surrounding areas are amongst the last pockets of land under the control of #ISIS. Tal Afar is sitting near a major road key to the Islamic States trade routes. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid has stated that a possible 50 thousand more refugees can flee Tal Afar and the areas surrounding in the next few days and weeks as the Iraqi army advances. #AtlasNewsUpdateIraq

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#Israeli satellite images have revealed that a SCUD missile facility is under construction in #Syria. The supposed missile site is located in #Latakia, a Syrian costal city. Israeli experts say that this site is eerily reminiscent to similar sites found in #Iran, indicating that perhaps there is an Iranian influence within Syria. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced concern, saying that while #ISIS has been deposed, Syria still presents a threat. The site is projected to be finished by year's end, something Israeli experts say cannot be allowed to happen. (Image Sputnik) #AtlasNewsUpdateIsrael

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In northern #India a passenger train derailed killing 23 and injuring 64 others. The accident that happened near #Khataulo, in the state of #UttarPradesh. Cranes and gas cutters are being used to try and get to those trapped inside the wreckage. This is the 4th major train accident in India this year, while common, brings concerns to the over 22 million people who use the trains daily. (Image BBC) #AtlasNewsUpdateIndia

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3 months have passed since #ISIS first took over the city of #Marawi. Brutal fighting has occurred as #Philippine Army soldiers have struggled to remove IS militants that have rooted themselves in the city. Once thought to be a few dozen insurgents, the number has since swelled to the hundreds, with potentially more on the way as ISIS has called upon members to join the fight in Marawi. Thus far, 122 soldiers and 528 militants have been killed in the battle to take back the Philippine city. #AltasNewsUpdatePhilippines

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Aug 21 North America will have its first total solar eclipse since 1918, an event that is once in a lifetime. You can check if you are in an area where the path of totality is near via #NASA's website eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Anyone in the path of totality will be able to view the moon fully eclipse the sun while any outside of the path will only see the moon cover part of the sun and will not witness the suns atmosphere - corona - around the edges of the moon. #NASA also has galleries of the different phenomena on their website. Please be safe if you're viewing the eclipse, buy the proper eclipse viewers from a reputable business and use commons sense as a spike in traffic will occur in cities and major highways. If you're driving during the eclipse without proper eyewear don't look at the eclipse, keep your eyes on the road, and if needed shield your eyes from the eclipse as it will cause eye damage. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpace

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The #Lebanese army has begun an operation called "Jroud Dawn." The goal of the operation is "to clear the border areas all the way to the #Syrian borders." Artillery, rockets, and helicopters have begun targeting #ISIS forces near the town of Ras Baalbek. If this military operation is successful, it will mean that #Lebanon has secured its borders completely. The Lebanese army spokesman Brigadier-General Ali Kanso has said that an advantage for the Lebanese army is the lack of air cover and tanks ISIS has, but has also warned that the Islamic State has good snipers and knows the land well. While the Lebanese operation is underway, #Hezbollah, a Shia group inside Lebanon along with the Syrian army have begun an assault near the Syrian-Lebanese border in to the western #Qalamoun mountain range. According to the Lebanese military, they are not coordinating its military actions with #Syria. #AtlasNewsUpdateLebanon

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A knife attack in the Russian town of Surgut wounds seven, two of which are in serious condition. The attacker was a 23 year old local, the police have not given out his name but they are looking into his psychological history. The terrorist organization ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack. #AtlasNewsUpdateRussia

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BREAKING: Three suspects in custody for the #Kissimmee police shooting. One pursued by police, the attack seems not to be connected to the #Jacksonville shooting earlier in the night. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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BREAKING: (UPDATED) Friday Aug 18 six officers down in three cities across the #UnitedStates, one dead, and one in critical condition. The officers killed were in #Kissimmee #Florida. The other officers are located in #Jacksonville #Florida and #Fairchance #Pennsylvania. Trump announced grievances for the Kissimmee officers via twitter. #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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Hey everyone, so I leave for college orientation tomorrow morning and this will be my last post until I get on September 1st. Tristan, the other admin, will be the head of the page until my return. Thank you for the support and see you all later. #AtlasNews

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Moussa Oukabir, the main suspect of the #Barcelona attack who was behind the wheel of the van that killed 14 people and wounded over 100, was confirmed killed by police in #Cambrils when he and four other suspects carried out another attack, killing one and injuring six. All suspects from that attack were shot and killed. Investigators have determined that the house explosion in #Alacanar that happened a day prior to the attacks was a bomb factory that would have provided the attackers with explosives, but since it was destroyed they resorted to other methods. Oukabir was a 17 year old from Catalan city of Girona. Most of the other suspects were Moroccans. Four people have been arrested in connection to the attack. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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#WhiteHouse chief strategist Steve #Bannon will be leaving his position after today. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best." #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates

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Two people were killed and six others were injured during a stabbing spree in #Turku, #Finland. The suspect was shot in the leg and is in custody. Police warn that more suspects could be on the loose. #AtlasNewsUpdateFinland

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The fifth terror suspect from the attempted attack in #Cambrils, #Spain, has died from wounds sustained during a shootout with police. Four other terror suspects were also shot and killed. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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Recap of #Barcelona attack:
• Van drove into pedestrians in #LasRamblas
•13 killed, over 100 wounded
• Two suspects arrested, one of which is from #Morocco
• The third suspect who drove the van has escaped, according to police
• A man was shot and killed by authorities after he rammed into a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the city, but it is said it was not connected to the attack
#IslamicState claims responsibility
Recap of #Cambrils terror situation:
• Police kill four terror suspects
• One suspect was injured and is in custody
• Attempted attack was stopped
• Suspects believe to have suicide belts, controlled blasts taking place

#AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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Police said they have killed several terror suspects in the popular tourist city of #Cambrils and stopped a second terror attack. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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DEVELOPING: Heavy police presence with reports of gunfire in #Cambrils, which sits south of #Barcelona. Authorities have warned residence to stay indoors. Possibly terrorism related. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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Police believe a house explosion in #Alcanar, #Catalonia, yesterday was connected to the terror attack in #Barcelona today, which killed 13 and wounded 100. Authorities initially believed it was a gas leak that caused the house to explode, killing one, but investigators now believe it was a bomb making facility after several gas canisters were uncovered. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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Recap of #Barcelona attack:
•Two suspects arrested, one reportedly killed in gunfight
• 13 killed, 80 injured
#IslamicState claims responsibility
#AtlasNewsUpdateSpain

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BREAKING: The second suspect in the #Barcelona van attack was reported to have been killed during a firefight with police in the outskirts of the city. The other suspect is a man named Driss Oukabir who was arrested by police earlier, according to Spanish media. #AtlasNewsUpdateSpain
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