Experts from Syria are working together with German authorities to track down art stolen in Syria and Iraq. Much of it turns up on the Internet. IS fighters are selling plundered art to fund their conquests.
An IS fighter has been killed in a ground operation in Syria, the US military announced. Close to the IS leadership, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki was linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people.
The full extent of destruction to Hatra, a historic UNESCO-listed site, is not yet known. The city's liberation from the "Islamic State" is part of the battle by Iraqi forces to regain full control of Mosul.
More than a dozen Kurdish fighters have died in Turkish air raids in Syria and Iraq. The US State Department has said the bombings were not authorized by the international coalition led by Washington.
The leader of so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) has spoken to al Qaeda about a 'possible alliance,' according to Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. The talks come as Iraqi troops close in on IS fighters in the city of Mosul.
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