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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State 14:19 GMT

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighbouring Syria.  Full Article   |  Video

 
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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances 15:59 GMT 

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - About 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town.  Full Article  

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Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State 13:54 GMT 

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation.  Full Article  

 
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