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Afghanistan ISIL leader Hasib killed by US-Afghan forces

Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIL in Afghanistan, was killed last month in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIL in Afghanistan, was killed last month in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

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Three held over suspected ISIL links in Spain and Morocco

A counter-terrorism operation by police in Spain and Morocco led to the arrests of three people with suspected links to ISIL on Monday.

A counter-terrorism operation by police in Spain and Morocco led to the arrests of three people with suspected links to ISIL on Monday.

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army in 'final push'

The Iraqi army’s new push in the battle to recapture Mosul has been hailed as “the beginning of the end” for the extremist group there.

The Iraqi army’s new push in the battle to recapture Mosul has been hailed as “the beginning of the end” for the extremist group there.

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US visit to Afghanistan coincides with two high-profile resignations

The Afghan Defence Minister and Army Chief of Staff stand down in the wake of deadly Taliban attacks last week. Their resignation coincides with a surprise visit by US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.

The Afghan Defence Minister and Army Chief of Staff stand down in the wake of deadly Taliban attacks last week. Their resignation coincides with a surprise visit by US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.

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Paris gunman had long police record but was not on terror watchlist

The Champs Elysees gunman who killed one cop and wounded two others had a heavy police record but was not on France's terror watch list, the Paris prosecutor said.

The Champs Elysees gunman who killed one cop and wounded two others had a heavy police record but was not on France's terror watch list, the Paris prosecutor said.

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Parisians defiant: "We must carry on, we must continue to live"

After the panic on the Champs-Elysée, with the killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others, it is time for reflection and debate.

After the panic on the Champs-Elysée, with the killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others, it is time for reflection and debate.

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French police detain family members of Champs Elysees shooter

The investigation into the background of the Champs Elysees killer continues with the arrest of family members and the surrender of a second suspect to Belgian police.

The investigation into the background of the Champs Elysees killer continues with the arrest of family members and the surrender of a second suspect to Belgian police.

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GBU-43: What is 'the Mother Of All Bombs'?

The United States has used its largest non-nuclear bomb on a series of ISIL caves and bunkers in eastern Afghanistan.

The United States has used its largest non-nuclear bomb on a series of ISIL caves and bunkers in eastern Afghanistan.

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Fighting rages on in western Mosul

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

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Iraq: battle for western Mosul hampered by ISIL tactics

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

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Defiant President al-Sisi calls for national unity

Hours after the two blasts against Coptic churches, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a defiant speech calling for national unity.

Hours after the two blasts against Coptic churches, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a defiant speech calling for national unity.

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Drone footage of Mosul destruction

The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.

The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.

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Civilians used as human shields in Mosul

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

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ISIL's number two reportedly killed

Local media report the death of ISIL's second in command during an Iraqi airstrike in Mosul.

Local media report the death of ISIL's second in command during an Iraqi airstrike in Mosul.

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Iraqi troops "within metres" of symbolic mosque in Mosul

Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic victory for the government troops

Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic victory for the government troops

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Thousands pay tribute to London attack victims

Thousands of people have come together to mark exactly one week since the London terror attack, in which four victims and the assailant died.

Thousands of people have come together to mark exactly one week since the London terror attack, in which four victims and the assailant died.