Turkish anti-terror police have detained hundreds of people suspected of being members of the 'Islamic State' group on Sunday. More than 400 people were detained in simultaneous operations across the country.
The capture of Rawa last week signaled the fall of the final IS stronghold in Iraq, putting a decisive end to the terror group's "caliphate" aspirations. Liberation forces are now pushing into the desert.
German authorities have released six young Syrians suspected of being members of the "Islamic State" due to the lack of evidence. Prosecutors had had reason to believe they were planning an imminent terror attack.
All LGBTI gender events have been banned in Ankara, just days after authorities barred a German gay film festival. The governor's office in the Turkish capital cited the need to "provide peace and security."
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.
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