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Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim

Iraqi forces advance to edge of final IS bastion Al-Qaim

Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled up to the edge of Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State group in the country, as they pushed a final assault on the jihadists.

Syrian suspected of preparing attack held in Germany

Syrian suspected of preparing attack held in Germany

The man, identified only as Yamen A., 19, was held at dawn by special forces in the northeastern town of Schwerin, the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine troops on Tuesday killed a pro-Islamic State gunman in the southern city of Marawi, a military official said, eight days after the government declared the end of hostilities.

Syrian army, allies step up attacks on IS's last bastion

Syrian army, allies step up attacks on IS's last bastion

Former residents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were heavy aerial strikes on eastern Syria's largest city as troops pushed towards the Hay al Umal area.

Syria army, IS clashes in Deir Ezzor kill 73

Syria army, IS clashes in Deir Ezzor kill 73

Heavy clashes between Syria's army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said Sunday.

Iraq, Syria converge on Islamic State's last strongholds

Iraq, Syria converge on Islamic State's last strongholds

The separate assaults across the Iraqi-Syrian frontier aim to deal a final blow to the Islamic State "caliphate" that has crumbled this year in Syria and Iraq.

New round of Syria talks to begin on November 28

New round of Syria talks to begin on November 28

The talks will follow up on a meeting next week in the Kazakh capital of Astana between Russia, Iran and Turkey that is also aimed at achieving a settlement.

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraq forces assault last IS bastion, advance on Kurds

Iraqi troops launched an assault on the last Islamic State group bastion in the country on Thursday even as the Kurds said Baghdad's forces had attacked their fighters near the border with Turkey.

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Libyan checkpoint

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Libyan checkpoint

Two soldiers were killed and three wounded at a military checkpoint in northeastern Libya on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesian authorities arrested nine men suspected of having links to a militant network loyal to Islamic State and planning a series of attacks on police posts, said a police spokesman.

US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes

US-led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq denied on Tuesday that it had carried out deadly air strikes around the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods ...