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Islamic State militants being killed at level they cannot sustain

Islamic State militants in Iraq.The U.S.-led coalition effort against Islamic State is killing the group's fighters more quickly than it can replace them, a senior British general said on Tuesday, with more than 45,000 killed by coalition air strikes up to August last year.

Iraqi army controls main roads out of Mosul, trapping Islamic State

An Iraqi machinegunner on an Abrams tank.U.S.-backed Iraqi army units on Wednesday took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in Islamic State's hands, a general and residents there said, trapping the militants in a dwindling area within the city.

Last letters - From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

Iraqi forces near the Tigris river."My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul.

Mosul caught in 'strange and terrifying' battle as IS foreign soldiers fight to the end

Iraqi forces in Mosul.The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul.

Iraqi air force hits Islamic State inside Syria for first time

An F-16.Iraqi warplanes have struck Islamic State targets inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad by the group, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday.

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