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World 28 Aug 2017 | 11:39 PM

Islamic State leaves Syria-Lebanon border zone

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families left the Lebanon-Syria border region on Monday under Syrian military escort, surrendering their enclave and travelling to eastern Syria after a week-long battle.

World 03 Aug 2017 | 11:01 PM

Three years since Islamic State attack, Yazidi wounds still open

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the United Nations said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.

World 20 Jul 2017 | 3:09 PM

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.

World 17 Jul 2017 | 1:41 PM

As Islamic State militants routed in Iraq, their families fear reprisals

BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Their husbands, sons and brothers are dead, but the women and children Islamic State militants left behind will live to pay the price for their actions.

World 25 Jun 2017 | 8:58 PM

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over.

World 27 Feb 2017 | 7:40 PM

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

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul.

World 17 Feb 2017 | 11:19 PM

Captive Islamic State militant says mass rapes were "normal"

SULAIYMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militant Amar Hussein says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets.

World 20 Jan 2017 | 11:57 PM

Losing in Iraq, Islamic State seeks to shore up Syria presence

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq, deploying fighters to seize full control of a government-held city in the east while at the same time battling enemies on three other fronts.

World 16 Dec 2016 | 12:06 AM

U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is suing to recover four ancient Syrian artifacts it believes were trafficked by Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Thursday, a tiny fraction of the plundered antiquities likely to have passed through the jihadist group's hands.

World 15 Dec 2016 | 9:52 PM

Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

AL-DHIBANIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - His right arm strapped with a tourniquet and numbed by anaesthetic, Azad Hassan sat before the crowd waiting for Islamic State militants to chop off his hand as a punishment.