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IS claims Istanbul shooting; killer still at large

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the New Year's attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey that left 39 people dead and scores wounded, media sources reported. "In continuation of the blessed operat

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Iraqi forces launch fresh offensive for Mosul

Iraqi forces have launched a fresh round of offensive in a bid to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State after two weeks of lull, a report said. It is the second phase of an attack on the last major stronghold of IS in Iraq, which

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Surrender, Iraqi PM tells IS

The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has urged Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Mosul to lay down their weapons even as the Iraqi security forces drove reached within a few km of an airport on the edge of the city. Spe

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces on city edge

Iraqi forces were on the eastern edge of Islamic State-held Mosul on Tuesday, encountering snipers, landmines and road-blocking boulders, a report said. Troops came within hundreds of meters of Mosul on Monday evening and are now

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Iraqi forces within striking distance of Mosul

Advancing Iraqi troops broke through Islamic State defences in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, advancing to within a few hundred metres of a city they lost to the militant group two years back, a report said. Forces from the

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Iraqi forces advance within 8km from Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces were within eight kilometres of Mosul on Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi city from the control of Islamic State (IS), a report said. Ent

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Iraq’s battle to retake Mosul begins: PM

The offensive to liberate Mosul from the control of Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has begun, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said in a televised statement early Monday. "Our dearest people in Nineveh province, the victory b

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Islamic State loses control of last oil wells in Iraq

Islamic State militants no longer control any oil wells in Iraq after being ousted by government forces last week from an area near Kirkuk, the oil ministry said on Wednesday. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim group were driven out

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Clinton charges Trump helps IS to recruit

Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday accused Republican Donald Trump of aiding Islamic State recruitment, as bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey resonated on the U.S. presidential trail. Both candidates for the Nov. 8 election tr

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul

The US-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group's funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared his "calip

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