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IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat ...

Islamic State militants renew loyalty pledge to "caliph" Baghdadi

Islamic State militants renew loyalty pledge to "caliph" Baghdadi

Islamic State militants have restated their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in what is believed to be their first public pledge of allegiance to him since his "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq collapsed last year.

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of historic Mosul mosque

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of historic Mosul mosque

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago, the Iraqi military said.

'Caliphate' leaves Iraqis in administrative limbo

'Caliphate' leaves Iraqis in administrative limbo

Families fleeing Mosul as Iraqi forces move in are taking their ‘official’ documents with them but also wondering who will recognise the stamp of the Islamic State group.

IS territory shrinks 12 percent since start of 2016: IHS

IS territory shrinks 12 percent since start of 2016: IHS

The Islamic State group lost 12 percent of the territory it holds in Iraq and Syria in the first half of 2016, according to an analysis by British think-tank IHS.