Lebanon’s army says it has killed a Syrian Islamic militant fighter during a raid in the country’s east.
The 11-year-old girl had been captured by IS in the village of Kosho in the Sinjar region, along with her mother and sisters.
Iraq's foreign ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador over an interview in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces as a "terrorist" organisation, officials said on Thursday.
Frictions continue between Ankara and Baghdad after Turkey's President Erdogan described Iraqi state militias as 'terrorist'.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit Islamic State positions in the Achin district in the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.
The Islamic State group now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it held nearly three years ago, military officials said.
UN Mine Action Service estimates that around $170 million per year will be needed to make Iraq and Syria safe from mines and explosive devices.
Local officials warn that Islamic State militants will flock to the desert in Anbar, which acts as a hideout and provides them with an escape route out of the country.
Comment: While IS might be losing some territorial control, the US continues to pursue a failed strategy in the global fight against violent extremism, writes Tamara Kharroub.
Civilians who fled Raqqa said fear of an expected US-backed assault on the IS bastion was reaching a fever pitch.