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Shia militia in Iraq move to cut off Mosul supply route

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

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Kurdish forces catch ISIL militant in Bashiqa

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

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Refugees flee ISIL's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa

Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.

Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.

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Turkey warns against Kurdish takeover of Raqqa as ISIL capital faces encirclement

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not

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Iraqi forces step up attacks in push towards centre of Mosul

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

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UN centre fights for women traumatised by IS militants

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

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Yazidi IS survivors win EU's rights prize

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

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Iraq PM hails swift progress of Mosul offensive

The campaign to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, amid fresh fighting to clear villages on the outskirts of the…

The campaign to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, amid fresh fighting to clear villages on the outskirts of the…

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Iraq rejects fears of Shi'ite revenge attacks in Mosul

The comments from Iraq's foreign minister came at a diplomatic meeting in Paris where several countries have been considering the city's post-ISIL future.

The comments from Iraq's foreign minister came at a diplomatic meeting in Paris where several countries have been considering the city's post-ISIL future.

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Retaking Mosul: what are the possible consequences?

As the fight for Mosul rages on, leaders outside Iraq are discussing the possible, potentially damaging, consequences of retaking the city from ISIL.

As the fight for Mosul rages on, leaders outside Iraq are discussing the possible, potentially damaging, consequences of retaking the city from ISIL.

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A family's flight from Mosul

A family of five recount their perilous escape from Mosul and offer insight into what life under ISIL is like

A family of five recount their perilous escape from Mosul and offer insight into what life under ISIL is like

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ISIL 'could use chemical weapons' as Iraqi coalition advances on Mosul

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says the militants might use chemical weapons and use civilians as human shields as fighting approaches their last Iraqi stronghold.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says the militants might use chemical weapons and use civilians as human shields as fighting approaches their last Iraqi stronghold.

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Battle for Mosul begins

The battle to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul – the capital of ISIL’s so-called caliphate – has begun.

The battle to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul – the capital of ISIL’s so-called caliphate – has begun.

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Syrian rebels oust ISIL from its 'propaganda town' of Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels have taken the Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIL militants forcing the jihadist group from their symbolically important stronghold.

Turkish-backed rebels have taken the Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIL militants forcing the jihadist group from their symbolically important stronghold.

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Anger between Turkey and Iraq ahead of battle for Mosul

Just weeks ahead of an expected push led-by Iraqi troops to retake the ISIL-held city of Mosul and tensions have risen between Turkey and Iraq.

Just weeks ahead of an expected push led-by Iraqi troops to retake the ISIL-held city of Mosul and tensions have risen between Turkey and Iraq.

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Britain jails radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary

A court in Britain has jailed the country’s best-known radical Muslim cleric for five and a half years for urging support of ISIL .

A court in Britain has jailed the country’s best-known radical Muslim cleric for five and a half years for urging support of ISIL .

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Bangladesh police kill terror attack plotter in shootout

Bangladeshi police say they have killed three militants – including the alleged plotter of a terror attack which left 22 people dead last month.

Bangladeshi police say they have killed three militants – including the alleged plotter of a terror attack which left 22 people dead last month.

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Turkish-backed rebels enter ISIL-held Jarablus in Syria

Turkish tanks have been in action inside Syria, taking part in an offensive to try to drive the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the border area.

Turkish tanks have been in action inside Syria, taking part in an offensive to try to drive the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the border area.