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Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar
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Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar

Last week, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched the operation to retake Sinjar.

Iraq: 23 dead in suicide bombings; federal police HQ attacked
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Iraq: 23 dead in suicide bombings; federal police HQ attacked

In Diyala province north of Baghdad, Army Colonel Faisal al-Zuhairi was killed when a suicide bomber in a Humvee attacked his convoy. Five of his men also died.

Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert
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Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert

Shi'ites are commemorating the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in AD 680.

Life under Islamic State: Tailors go from making clothes to suicide vests
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Life under Islamic State: Tailors go from making clothes to suicide vests

Islamic State is notorious for beheading or executing anyone who stands in its way when seizing cities and towns that form its self-proclaimed caliphate.

Air raids will help ground forces fight Islamic State, says Pentagon
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Air raids will help ground forces fight Islamic State, says Pentagon

Coalition airstrikes in and around the city on Syria's border with Turkey have been augmented by an airdrop of arms to Kurdish forces fighting the terror group.

Islamic State claims it has downed Iraqi military helicopter
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Islamic State claims it has downed Iraqi military helicopter

Islamic State said on Twitter that it downed the aircraft and published pictures that it claimed were of the debris and the corpse of one of the pilots.

Indonesia struggles to stop Islamic State from recruiting radicals
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Indonesia struggles to stop Islamic State from recruiting radicals

The danger posed to Indonesia from IS was brought into focus last month when police arrested four ethnic Uighurs they allege were being taken to meet the country's most wanted militant to discuss recruitment for IS.

UK govt to bar extremists views from appearing on TV, social media
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UK govt to bar extremists views from appearing on TV, social media

May said that only a minority of extremists are violent, but "the damage that extremists cause to our society is reason enough to act."

Man arrested in counterterror raids, sent money to American in Syria: Aus
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Man arrested in counterterror raids, sent money to American in Syria: Aus

Police say the raids came after an eight-month investigation that began with a tip from the FBI. El Sabsabi is accused of giving about $12,000 to a US citizen to fund his travel to Syria.

Islamic State jihadists close in on key town on Syria's border with Turkey
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Islamic State jihadists close in on key town on Syria's border with Turkey

The alliance carried out fresh raids against IS positions in Syria overnight, but the jihadists still managed to advance within five kilometres (three miles) of the strategic Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Underestimated threat from Islamic State militants: Obama
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Underestimated threat from Islamic State militants: Obama

Obama said he had no choice but to order US air strikes on Assad's enemies, the Islamic State and the Khorasan Group because, he said, "those folks could kill Americans."

Islamic State intended to attack US, Paris subways: Iraqi PM
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Islamic State intended to attack US, Paris subways: Iraqi PM

He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran rejects British PM's claims that it funds militancy
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Iran rejects British PM's claims that it funds militancy

Britain and the United States have had tense relations with Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution ousted the country's Western-oriented shah.

France carries out fresh strikes in Iraq as nation mourns hostage
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France carries out fresh strikes in Iraq as nation mourns hostage

US, Saudi and Emirati warplanes bombed oil installations in eastern Syria overnight in a bid to cut off a significant source of funding for Islamic State.

Islamic State publicly executes Iraqi rights lawyer for apostasy
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Islamic State publicly executes Iraqi rights lawyer for apostasy

al-Nuaimi was tried in a so-called "Sharia court" for apostasy, after which she was tortured for five days before the Islamic State sentenced her to public execution.

Hunt for militants who beheaded French mountaineer begins
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Hunt for militants who beheaded French mountaineer begins

Asked about the 30,000 French citizens living in Algeria, Le Drian told RTL radio that the goal of the extremist groups is to "spread terror."

Islamic State must be degraded, destroyed: Obama calls for unity at UNGA
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Islamic State must be degraded, destroyed: Obama calls for unity at UNGA

The president's remarks came against the backdrop of an expanded US military campaign against the Islamic State group, with airstrikes now hitting targets in both Iraq and Syria

Islamic State ally 'soldiers of the caliphate' behead French hostage
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Islamic State ally 'soldiers of the caliphate' behead French hostage

The new group split away from al-Qaida's North Africa branch and declared allegiance to the al-Baghdadi's group in Iraq and Syria and has apparently adopted their tactic of killing hostages.

Full text: President Obama's address at the UN General Assembly
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Full text: President Obama's address at the UN General Assembly

Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the US would be a "respectful and constructive partner" in confronting the Islamic State militants through force.

US-led Coalition strikes Islamic State near besieged Syria town
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US-led Coalition strikes Islamic State near besieged Syria town

US President Barack Obama, who hailed the strikes as a sign the world is united in confronting the jihadists, will be among the first leaders to address the General Assembly in New York.