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US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US troops from Syria expected to go to Iraq- Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq

Trump threatens to release IS captives at European borders

Trump threatens to release IS captives at European borders

US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to release Islamic State prisoners at European borders if France, Germany and other countries

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during US drone strike

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during US drone strike

A senior US defence official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Islamic state claim attack on Yemeni separatists north of Aden

Islamic state claim attack on Yemeni separatists north of Aden

Clashes erupted in southern Yemen on Friday after an explosive device targeted separatist militants, a security source said.

Rocket attack kills six in Iraq's Kirkuk

Rocket attack kills six in Iraq's Kirkuk

A rocket attack killed six people and wounded nine others overnight at a sports stadium in oil-rich Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces said Sunday.

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China's Syria envoy said Tuesday that "terrorist organisations" including the Islamic State group are being revived in the war-ravaged country, urging the international community not to ignore the "early warning" signs.

Coalition says strike kills IS militants in Syria

Coalition says strike kills IS militants in Syria

A US-led coalition air strike killed five militants in eastern Syria on Monday, a spokesman said, in the first such raid since the collapse of the Islamic State group's "caliphate".

IS claims deadly attack on Syrian government troops

IS claims deadly attack on Syrian government troops

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six soldiers in Syria's southern province of Daraa, the cradle of the 2011 uprising against the government.

Australia to bar return of citizens who fought for Islamic State

Australia to bar return of citizens who fought for Islamic State

Australia is poised to bar its citizens who have fought for the Islamic State militant group from returning home for up to two years, under new laws discussed in parliament Tuesday.

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online.

Alleged Italian IS member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

Alleged Italian IS member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday.