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In ‘unprecedented’ hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group’s online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an “unprecedented” silence. IS, which uses messaging application Telegram to broadcast daily updates on military operations and claims of attacks, published nothing between 0900 GMT …

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Syrian troops break into last IS-held town

Syrian troops break into last IS-held town

Syrian troops and allied militiamen entered the jihadist-held town of Albu Kamal on Wednesday, state media said, edging closer to ousting the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country. Albu Kamal lies on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq, in the oil-rich eastern province …

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