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Islamic State attacks Iraq's Kirkuk as diversion for Mosul offensive; at least 13 dead
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Islamic State attacks Iraq's Kirkuk as diversion for Mosul offensive; at least 13 dead

Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early on Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.

The battle for Mosul: Why it will be a long-drawn conflict between Islamic State and Iraqi forces
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The battle for Mosul: Why it will be a long-drawn conflict between Islamic State and Iraqi forces

This operation against the Islamic State in Mosul is the largest deployment of Iraqi forces since the 2003 US invasion.

Turkish jets join Iraqi forces to retake Mosul from Islamic State: PM Binali Yildirim
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Turkish jets join Iraqi forces to retake Mosul from Islamic State: PM Binali Yildirim

Turkish air force jets joined in the air operation backing Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga to retake Iraq's second city of Mosul from jihadists, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday.

UK on high alert after reports of Islamic State planning attack on Queen guards
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UK on high alert after reports of Islamic State planning attack on Queen guards

Home Secretary Theresa May raised the threat from “substantial” to “severe” — the second-highest level — in August because of the danger posed by Islamic State and al Qaeda fanatics.

Iraq: Kurdish, Yazidis fighters battle Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
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Iraq: Kurdish, Yazidis fighters battle Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

It would also give a huge strategic victory to both the Iraqi Kurds and the central government in Baghdad, as the Kurdish fighters could then cut the highway from Syria to Mosul, a vital supply line for Islamic State.

Iraq: On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis cheer on Kurds for breaking Islamic State siege
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Iraq: On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis cheer on Kurds for breaking Islamic State siege

It was the plight of those trapped on the mountain, together with Islamic State's advance towards the Kurdish capital Arbil, that prompted US President Barack Obama to order air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq in August.

Blow to Islamic State as Iraqi Kurds claim to break Mount Sinjar siege
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Blow to Islamic State as Iraqi Kurds claim to break Mount Sinjar siege

The peshmerga said they recaptured eight villages on the way and killed about 80 Islamic State fighters in the initial phase of the offensive launched from Rabia on the Syria border and Zumar on the shores of Mosul dam lake.