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Militant group wants to prove it is leading jihadist group in the world

Despite the aid drops over Amerli, the US has ruled out further military action in the area

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Town had been under siege for six weeks, with United Nations warning of a possible massacre if international community did not step in

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Officials claim militia isn't even in the real embassy, which had already been evacuated amid concern about increasing tensions

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Israel announces 'largest land appropriation for 30 years' just days after the Gaza ceasefire agreed

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Computer contained plans to develop weaponised bubonic plague and religious justification for chemical attacks

Long wait: Relatives at a victim’s grave

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths

Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings

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Smoke from an explosion billows from the Syrian-controlled portion of Golan Heights on 29 August

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Armed Filipino troops manning two UN encampments in the Golan Heights have come under fire from al-Qa'ida-affiliated rebels, who on Thursday also captured 44 Fijian UN peacekeepers

Alleged Isis militants in Salaheddin province

Britain will be fighting Islamic State terror threat for decades, says David Cameron

Prime Minister unveils plans for legislation to allow seizure of militants’ passports

Isis has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in Iraq

Isis 'A Message in Blood' video that shows beheading of Kurdish man in Iraq

Video warns other fighters will die if Kurdish leaders continue to back US

President Barack Obama makes his statement to the press

President Obama: 'We don't have a strategy to tackle Isis in Syria'

The US is still deciding its next step following air strikes against group in Iraq

Syria: Record 3 million refugees displaced by civil war

One in eight Syrians now fleeing across the border with over half uprooted being children

A video uploaded to social networks yesterday shows men in underwear being marched barefoot in the desert

Isis fighters killed 150 captured Syrian soldiers, new video footage shows

Isis fighters killed more than 150 Syrian troops who were captured in recent fighting in north-eastern Syria, new images have revealed.

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