Iraqi forces have renewed street battles and airstrikes against "Islamic State" positions in Mosul. Over the last few days, the operation has been overshadowed by reports of heavy civilian casualties.
The US-led coalition in Syria tried to "impede" Russian warplanes from bombing "Islamic State" (IS) militia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused Washington of allowing the jihadists to regroup in Iraq.
Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly killed dozens.
While the "Islamic State" (IS) has lost most of its cities in Iraq and Syria, thousands of Yazidis it kidnapped are still missing. Activists say some are being hidden within IS families. Judit Neurink reports from Irbil.
Scores of displaced people from the latest fighting in Syria's Deir el-Zour province have been killed in a car bombing. The blast follows the Syrian army's recapture of the last major city held by the jihadists.
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