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A Palestinian child runs past a water tank that was destroyed in Israeli bombing during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.
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A female Syrian soldier from the Republican Guard commando battalion drives a tank during clashes with rebels in the restive Jobar area, in eastern Damascus.
An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign which reads in Arabic “Lions of Najaf” during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa, some 160 kms south of Baghdad, on Monday
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A Syrian woman carries water with her children in a refugee camp in Suruc, in the province of Sanliurfa, Turkey
Kurdish men sit by a bonfire near a destroyed building in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab.
Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters
A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocular to look at Islamic State, known as Isis near Sirte.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state
Wheelchair-bound Palestinian student teacher Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, who said that he lost his both legs and his left arm in an Israeli air strike in 2008, gives a class at an elementary school in Gaza City on Wednesday. Al-Sawaferi, a father for two children, is due to hold a B.A in Islamic studies after finishing his last university semester in June this year
A Palestinian protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against what Palestinians say is land confiscation by Israel for Jewish settlements, near the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem on Tuesday
Ultra orthodox Jewish rabbi Gershon Edelstein prepares to vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, in an unexpectedly close general election
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, dance as they demonstrate to demand for a presidential election to be held and for him to run for presidency in Sanaa on Friday
Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills past a mural said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy, on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun.
Iraqi fighters of the government-controlled Popular Mobilisation units take part in a military operation to take control of Tikrit, 160km north of Baghdad, from jihadists from the Islamic state (IS) group, on Wednesday
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, gather at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier during a demonstration demanding presidential elections be held and the younger Saleh run for the office, in Sanaa, Yemen.
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A member of the Iraqi government forces sits in an armed military vehicle on the outskirts of the northern city of Tikrit as they prepare to launch a military operation to take control of the city from Islamic State group fighters.
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, raise their rifles as they demonstrate in Sanaa on Tuesday. The supporters were demanding for presidential elections to be held and for Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh to run for presidency
Militants from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, squat in a tunnel used for ferrying rockets and mortars back and forth as they take part in military training in the south of the Gaza Strip
A Palestinian boy looks out a bus window as he waits with family to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing on Monday for two days