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  • 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

    At least 33 people are killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor says.

  • IS member executes mother in Syria

    An Islamic State militant executes his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

  • Austrian teenager beaten to death by IS

    A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to be beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

  • ‘Suicide belt’ dumped on Paris street

    French police are examining what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street, 10 days after the attacks that killed 130 people.

  • Raqqa air strikes 'kill IS militants'

    Air strikes by France and other nations on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in Syria since Sunday have killed at least 33 militants, activists say.

  • France bombs IS HQ, hunts attacker who got away

    France launches "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.