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Three killed as Libya forces close on central Sirte against Islamic State

Libyan forces fighting to free the city of Sirte from Islamic State forces have surrounded a conference hall in the area still held by militants after air strikes and clashes that killed at least three pro-government fighters, senior officials said. Forces allied with Libya’s unity government began a campaign two …

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Islamic State suspected after suicide bombers kill 42 at Istanbul airport

Turkey pointed the finger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 42 people at Istanbul’s main airport, and President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fight against terrorism. In the deadliest of a series of suicide bombings this …

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Suspected Islamic State suicide bombers kill 36 at Istanbul airport

Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey’s prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Islamic State militants. One attacker opened fire in the departures hall with an …

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Islamic State launches counter-attacks on U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army

The Islamic State group launched a counter-attack against fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Manbij on Monday, inflicting heavy casualties on the U.S.-backed forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the militants said. The monitor said the militants won back three villages south of the besieged city …

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Knifeman kills Paris policeman and partner, Islamic State claims responsibility

A knifeman stabbed a French police chief to death in front of his Paris suburb home late on Monday and his partner’s body was found inside, officials said, killings the Islamic State’s Amaq news agency said were carried out by a “fighter” belonging to the militant group. The unidentified attacker …

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Islamic State claims bombings near Shi’ite shrine in Damascus

Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide and car bomb blasts that struck a Damascus suburb on Saturday near Syria’s holiest Shi’ite Muslim shrine, and a monitoring group said at least 20 people were killed. State television showed debris, mangled cars and wrecked shops in a main commercial thoroughfare near the …

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U.S, Iraqi officials can’t confirm report Islamic State leader wounded

U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Friday they could not confirm a report by an Iraqi TV channel that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been wounded in an air strike in northern Iraq. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the radical Islamist militants, Colonel Chris Garver, said …

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Syrian army presses offensive against Islamic State

The Syrian army pushed into Raqqa province, home to the de facto capital of Islamic State, after a major Russian-backed offensive against the militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The offensive is the third big assault on the self-proclaimed caliphate in recent days after Iraqi forces …

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U.S.-backed fighters advance to cut off Islamic State, win tacit Turkish support

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in a major new offensive against Islamic State vowed on Thursday to cut off the last remaining access route to the outside world for the self-proclaimed caliphate, and won vital, if tacit, backing from Turkey. The assault around the Syrian city of Manbij, backed by U.S.-led coalition …

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