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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 weigh in: Both fighters weigh-in surprisingly heavy, trash talk across the stage

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 weigh in: Both fighters weigh-in surprisingly heavy, trash talk across the stage

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury both caused a shock at their weigh-in by coming in heavy ahead of their rematch tonight.The heavyweights, who face off again live on talkSPORT, were significantly bigger than for their first bout back in December 2018. Getty Wilder and Fury are ready for the rematch, live on talkSPORT Getty The champion was heavier than ever before in his career Challenger Fury walked out to a reception befitting of a home fighter as his travelling army of British fans took over the MGM Grand. Wilder was booed, but remained composed regardless. Fury stepped onto the scales first and came in at 273lbs (19st 7lbs) while the champion followed up at 231lbs (16st 7lbs). For the first fight, Wilder scaled 212½lbs (1...
Turkey and Russia agree to Syria ‘safe zone’ with no Kurdish fighters

Turkey and Russia agree to Syria ‘safe zone’ with no Kurdish fighters

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Russia and Turkey have agreed to joint military patrols along the Turkish-Syrian border as they demanded Syrian Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area.Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made the agreement during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi moments before a five-day ceasefire ended. US President Donald Trump announced two weeks previously that US troops would withdraw from northeastern Syria, leaving its Kurdish allies to fend for themselves as Turkey launched an offensive. Russia, the Syrian government's strongest ally and previous enemy of the Kurds, stepped in to negotiate with Turkey as more than 166,000 Kurds fled the region, many into Iraq.Mr Putin and Mr Erdogan agreed Russian military police and Syrian border guard...
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

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Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...
Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fighters to Iraq

Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fighters to Iraq

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces turned over 150 captured Islamic State fighters to the Iraqi Army on Thursday. The Iraqi army received the 150 Islamic State militants "north of the city of al-Qaim," which is 205 miles west of Baghdad, Iraqi Army Col. Mohammed al-Dulaimi said in video obtained by Rudaw. Most of the militants were Iraqis that the Syrian Democratic Forces detained in Syria during clashes around the Islamic State holdout in al-Baghouz. Their future is uncertain. Survivors of Islamic State attacks who want justice and information on where their kidnapped Yazidi family members may remain have been critical of Iraqi Special Forces' treatment of members of the Islamic State. Iraq agreed to repatriate captured Islamic State fighters, making them the secon...
Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

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President Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State (IS) group fighters captured in the final battle against the group. His tweet comes as US-backed Kurdish forces continue an assault on the last pocket of IS territory on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border. The IS fighters are being held by the Kurdish-led forces. Mr Trump added that the IS caliphate was "ready to fall." Islamic State conflict 'Many civilians' still trapped with IS "The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. We do so much, and spend so much - Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing", he said in a ...