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Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that the US masterminded the attack to justify invading the Middle East

A baby lies beside weapons and a birth a so-called Islamic State birth certificate

Isis crisis: Propaganda photo shows sleeping newborn baby lying by a gun, hand grenade and birth certificate

An expert said the group is hoping to showcase its supposed longevity

Amira Abase, 15, is said to be training with an all-female religious police brigade

'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway

Amira Abase, 15, posted a photograph of a takeaway meal including fried chicken and chips

Rebel fighters inspect a site damaged by what activists said was shelling by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jisr al-Shughour town

Syria launches air strikes on town seized by Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra

President Assad's troops have been unable to wrest back any of the ground lost in the last month

Bin Laden 'modernist not Islamist'

An Islamic activist argued at a Cambridge Union debate that the West is responsible for Islamic extremism

Supporters of the Houthi movement brandish their weapons as they take part in a demonstration against the Saudi-led military 'Decisive Storm' air campaign, in the capital Sanaa, on Wednesday

Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

The main outcome of the Saudi air campaign will be terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants

This carved head was one of the items which was smuggled out of Syria and into Turkey

Syria conflict: The illicit art trade that is a major source of income for today's terror groups is nothing new

Exclusive: While posing as a buyer's agent in a Turkish border town, Isabel Hunter is offered looted antiquities which look destined for Europe

Rebel fighters drive in a convoy as they head towards what they said was an offensive to take control of the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour and the surrounding areas, which are controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad April 20, 2015.

Jabhat al-Nusra seizes control of major Syrian government stronghold with rebel coalition

The city of Jisr al-Shughur lies on a strategic motorway from the capital to coast

Founder of Islamic 'sensual pleasure brand' talks about journey from Amsterdam to Mecca

El Asira describes itself as a 'unique Arabic collection for a sensual love life'

Angelina Jolie: World powers just 'standing by' while Syrian war displaces millions

Jolie added it was 'sickening' to witness 'thousands of refugees drowning on the doorstep of the world’s wealthiest continent'

A mummified lion and tiger pictured at Khan Younis Zoo earlier this year

Welcome to Khan Younis: Team of international vets describes horrific scenes after jetting in to save 'the worst zoo in the world' in Gaza

The Khan Younis Zoo came to international attention when it was found to be exhibiting long-dead, mummified animals alongside the living

Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their forebears were killed in a 1915-16 genocide by Turkey's former Ottoman Empire; Turkey has the figure at 500,000 (AFP/Getty)

Armenian 'genocide': Nine ethnic and religious groups facing extermination today

100 years after the Armenian 'genocide', atrocities continue around the world

The men are embraced by militants before their brutal execution

Isis militants embrace 'gay' men before 'stoning them to death in public' in Syria

Report claims jihadists have posed as gay men to honeytrap victims

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in Ramadi, Iraq

Iraqi military 'kills 250 Isis fighters' and re-takes swathes of territory in fierce battle for Anbar

Thousands of police officers who fled capital of Ramadi are now returning home

An injured Palestinian man after his house was hit by an Israeli air strike in August 2014

Lancet medical journal under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda' over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Exclusive: Hundreds of doctors and academics express outrage at Lancet over coverage of Gaza conflict

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