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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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IS sets Iraq chemical plant on fire, hundreds hit by toxic fumes

Hundreds of people in Iraq are being treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant was set alight in fighting with the Islamic State militants. The US military said IS fighters set the plant on fire earlier this wee

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IS can't undermine American way of life: Obama

President Barack Obama on Monday asked Americans not to succumb to fear after multiple recent attacks, pledging to keep fighting the so-called Islamic State terror group abroad and its ideology at home. "I think it is importa

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Germany warns of threat from 500 'potential terrorists'

Germany's interior minister has warned that the country is home to more than 500 Islamic militants who could be capable of carrying out assaults on their own or as members of "hit teams." Speaking in an interview wit

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Turkish-backed rebels enter IS-held Syrian town

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels entered the Islamic State-held town of Jarablus in northern Syria on Wednesday in an operation supported by Turkish tanks, special forces units and US-led coalition warplanes, rebel sources said. A reb

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Bombing at wedding in southern Turkey kills 50

At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the local governor's office said.

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Kuwait arrests Filipina for IS link

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a Filipina accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State and planning to launch an attack in the country, the official news agency Kuna reported. The woman, born in 1984, entered Kuwait in June

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'Rocket attack' plot against Singapore foiled

Singapore called for heightened vigilance on Saturday, a day after Indonesian police arrested a group of men they believed were plotting a rocket attack on the wealthy city-state with the help of a Syrian-based Islamic State militant.

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Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, pilots killed

Militants shot down a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board, Interfax news agency said, quoting Russia's defence ministry. The two men had been attacking a detachment of Islamic State f

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