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France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq

France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq

French jets have carried out their first strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, the office of President Francois Hollande says. A statement said planes had attacked an IS depot in north-east Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days. The US has carried out more than 170 air strikes against...

First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State (IS) fighters, the US military has said. It said that the attacks took place on Sunday and Monday near Mount Sinjar and south-west of Baghdad. They were the first made as part of expanded efforts outlined...

Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria against IS

Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria against IS

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorised US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's decision to launch attacks inside Syria, which is embroiled in a three-year civil war, marked a turnabout...

Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

US President Barack Obama says he has authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, if they threaten US interests or to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities. However, the president said US troops would be not be sent back to Iraq. The US has already made humanitarian air drops to Iraqis under threat...

UN calls for Israel-Gaza ceasefire

UN calls for Israel-Gaza ceasefire

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian deaths continue to mount. All 15 members approved a statement calling for de-escalation, the "restoration of calm" and a resumption of peace talks. At least 133 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its operation...

Israel strikes 10 militant sites in Gaza Strip

Israel strikes 10 militant sites in Gaza Strip

Israel's military carried out airstrikes on 10 sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, the army said, as tensions remained high following weekend clashes between Israeli police and demonstrators in Jerusalem and Arab towns in northern Israel. The Israeli airstrikes targeted what it said were militant sites including rocket launchers and a weapons manufacturing...

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