Tel Hamis is located in the east of Syria, close to the Iraqi border. Several months ago it was re-taken by Kurdish forces, who managed to expel 'Islamic State' fighters from the area. It was one of their most important victories in Syria.
A 29-year-old suspected member of the Islamic State has been taken into custody by German authorities. He is accused of killing a man in Syria for "blasphemy" and leaving his body on display.
UN experts say the "Islamic State" is still capable of sending funds to supporters and motivating global attacks. "Europe remained a priority region" for IS attacks, they said, despite developments in Iraq and Syria.
The Afghanistan affiliate of the "Islamic State" militant group has claimed credit for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul. The attack comes as "IS" is being driven out of territory it held in Iraq and Syria.
Masoud Aqil was an Islamic State prisoner in Syria. After fleeing to Germany, the Kurdish journalist realized that IS terrorists were also in Europe, and he began to track them. Frank Hofmann has this exclusive for DW.
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