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# Kirkuk
Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.
# Tal Afar
Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq
IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.
# Philippines
Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”
# islamic state
Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.
# Double bombing
State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists
At least 44 people were killed in two church bombings yesterday.
# Airstrikes
US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'
Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.
# islamic state
PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
Iraqi forces recently retook the building from the so-called Islamic State group.
# islamic state
Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub
The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# Iraq
Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording
“Do not retreat. Holding your ground with honour is a thousand times easier than retreating in shame.”
# Iraq
The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.
# islamic state
Woman and girl arrested in London for trying to go to Syria to join IS
They were arrested on Sunday night.
# Stansted Airport
Teenager jailed after being caught with 'step-by-step' terrorism guide
A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handwritten oath of allegiance to Islamic State.
# islamic state
At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing
The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.
# 4th of july
'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport
The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.
# Courts
Alleged Islamic State recruiter has his deportation challenge dismissed
The man had been trying to prevent his deportation to Jordan.
# Brussels
New pro-Islamic State propaganda video features Donald Trump
Experts say the “fanboy” video is an attempt to move attention away from the fact the extremist group is losing ground in the Middle East.
# held hostage
British journalist 'mocks US' in latest Islamic State video
John Cantlie was kidnapped in November 2012.
# Syria
At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'
Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.
# Syria
Islamic State fighter 'executes his mother in public' after she asks him to leave group
Hundreds of people are believed to have witnessed the killing.
# message to cameron
Isis threatens Britain in new executions video
In the footage, an English-speaking IS fighter calls British Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile”.
# Court of Appeal
European court intervenes to stop alleged Islamic State recruiter being deported
The European Court of Human Rights made a dramatic intervention in proceedings this evening.
# trolling
Muslims say they're too busy watching Netflix and making carrot cake to join ISIS
Iraqi forces just scored a major victory against Islamic State
IS fighters have abandoned Ramadi.
# Festive
Santa pees on ISIS in American Christmas lights display
In happened in Limerick. Not that Limerick.
# Libya
It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa
French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.
# backing france
Germany has approved plans to 'destroy Islamic State's safe havens'
MPs have backed a vote to join the anti-IS coalition.
# increased tensions
Turkey won't apologise to Russia for 'treacherous stabs in the back'
And Vladimir Putin is not happy.
# Egyptian goddess
Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name
‘Some ignorant people believe that the terrorists have a gift store in the middle of Denver.’
# islamic state
US warned France about Paris attack ringleader in May
The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud is not known after the raid in St-Denis yesterday.
# paris attacks
Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.
# terror army
Explainer: Who are Islamic State?
What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?
# Special Forces
Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis
Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.
# direct action
More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it's not quite 'boots on the ground'
The US military will be taking part in ‘direct action’ against Islamic State.
# Syria
British mum flees Islamic State, says it wasn't her 'cup of tea'
Shukee Begum went to Syria with her five children to find her husband.
# shahada
Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?
“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”
# central college limerick
Limerick college's website 'hacked' by group claiming to be Islamic State
It has since been taken down.
# Sydney
Four people arrested after police employee is shot dead by teenage boy
Authorities are treating the murder as an act of terrorism.
# Palmyra
The Islamic State has blown up another ancient landmark
The group blew up the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra.
# backtracking
Donald Trump: I'll send all Syrian refugees back
The US presidential candidate said many of the refugees could be members of Islamic State.
# Syria
France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State
Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.