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US counterterror official can't confirm Baghdadi killed

US counterterror official can't confirm Baghdadi killed

A senior US counterterrorism official said on Friday that he has seen no information confirming that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last IS enclave in Mosul

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last IS enclave in Mosul

Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

Iraqi forces battle towards landmark Mosul mosque

Iraqi forces battle towards landmark Mosul mosque

Iraqi special forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site in the battle to recapture Iraq's second city.

Iraqi forces move on two airports in Mosul battle

Iraqi forces move on two airports in Mosul battle

Iraqi forces piled pressure on the Islamic State group around Mosul on Thursday, moving closer to cutting off the jihadists' escape route west to Syria and thrusting deeper into the east of the city.

Saudi woman sentenced to 6 years' jail for IS support

Saudi woman sentenced to 6 years' jail for IS support

A Saudi woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for "acts of sedition" including pledging allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group, newspapers reported on Thursday.