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Hundreds flee US-backed Syria battle for last IS holdout

Hundreds flee US-backed Syria battle for last IS holdout

The ferocious battle for the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria entered its fifth day on Wednesday, as exhausted families left the ever-shrinking scrap of land where holdout jihadists have been boxed in by Kurdish-led forces.

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

A Russian official said Sunday that Moscow had repatriated a fresh batch of children whose mothers are being held in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State group, including foreigners, in recent years.

US names Jamaican as key IS recruiter

US names Jamaican as key IS recruiter

The US Treasury Tuesday placed a Jamaica-based Islamic cleric on its terror blacklist, calling him a key recruiter for the Islamic State group and a propagandist who inspired numerous notorious jihadist attacks.

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, his lawyer said Friday, after two others were taken into custody this week on suspicion of funding the Islamic State group.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Munich gunman 'deranged,' no links to IS: police

Munich gunman 'deranged,' no links to IS: police

German police said Saturday they had no evidence a teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich had any links to the Islamic State group and described the attack as "a classic act by a deranged person."

Top French IS recruiter sentenced to 15 years in absentia

Top French IS recruiter sentenced to 15 years in absentia

A key French member of the Islamic State group, Salim Benghalem, who had ties to the Charlie Hebdo attackers, was sentenced in absentia by a Paris court on Thursday to 15 years in prison.

'About 2,500' IS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month

'About 2,500' IS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month

The US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed about 2,500 jihadists last month, a military spokesman said Wednesday