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Take that Obama! Trump takes credit for defeating IS

18 October, 2017

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for defeating the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in an interview late on Tuesday

12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

17 October, 2017

At least 12 people were injured after a bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast on Tuesday.

US-backed forces announce full capture of Raqqa from IS

17 October, 2017

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday they had fully captured the Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqqa, after more than four months of fighting.

US strikes kill 'dozens' of IS militants in Yemen

17 October, 2017

US military strikes kill dozens of IS militants at the group's training camps in central Yemen, a US Central Command statement said on Monday.

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

16 October, 2017

Philippines' defence minister confirmed the killing of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, during a battle to reclaim the militant-held Marawi city.

Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to Islamic State militants

15 October, 2017

Moroccan police arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make bombs, the interior ministry said.

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

15 October, 2017

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture three months ago.

Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

15 October, 2017

Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk on Saturday.

Evacuation deal for Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

14 October, 2017

Foreign and Syrian jihadists from the Islamic State group are to evacuate their former stronghold of Raqqa, as US-backed forces near the capture of the city.

IS' defeat in Deir az-Zour will not end extremism

12 October, 2017

Comment: The lack of stability and employment prospects mean that the door to extremism will remain open, even after IS' defeat in the region, writes Mona Alami.

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