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Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

Jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a "caliphate" two years ago.

After two years under IS, Saddam's joy at losing the beard

For the past two years, much of Saddam Dahham's life boiled down to praying and haggling with the jihadists ruling his village over the length of his beard.

SEA terror mastermind to stay at Guantanamo

Southeast Asian terror mastermind who has been accused over a series of high-profile attacks will stay in detention at Guantanamo Bay after US officials rejected his bid for release.

IS militant jailed over Jakarta attack

An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed an Islamic State group supporter for eight years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta, the latest extremist sentenced over the assault.

IS leaders 'abandon' Mosul as Iraq forces close in

Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city.

Rebuilt once, Kadhafi's home town lies in ruins again

The Islamic State group's beleaguered Libyan stronghold of Sirte has been devastated by months of fighting, the second time in five years it has been wrecked.

IS traps Mosul civilians as human shields: Pentagon

Islamic State jihadists are trapping Mosul's civilians to use as human shields, the Pentagon said Tuesday as President Barack Obama warned of "significant" potential displacement as the offensive for the Iraqi city progresses.

Iraqis fleeing IS face revenge attacks: Amnesty

Paramilitary groups and government forces in Iraq have tortured, arbitrarily detained and executed thousands of civilians escaping areas controlled by the Islamic State group, Amnesty International warned Tuesday.

Mosul offensive provides a pre-election boon for Obama

The battle for Mosul is a chance for President Barack Obama to claim an election-year victory over the Islamic State group in Iraq and offset failures in Syria.

Mosul op could take weeks or more: US-led coalition

The operation Iraqi forces launched on Monday to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group could last weeks and "possibly longer", a top US general said.


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