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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the capture of Mosul from ISIL will be announced in a few days.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of more bombings because of the inroads of ISIL into the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
The European Union may send a new security mission to help stabilize Iraq after the expected recapture of Mosul from ISIL. EU foreign ministers will have a first discussion on Monday in Luxembourg and are expected to present a proposal soon.
Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May.
AKARTA, June 13 (APD) - Indonesia may become the next target for Islamic State (IS) militants to build up their stronghold as the nation has many IS ‘sleeping cells’ which are ready to support the IS militants in materializing their causes in Indonesia, Indonesian military commander said.
A total of 12 militants were killed after the security forces aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province Tuesday, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil Khalili, said.
US-backed fighters broke into the city of Raqa on Tuesday as they launched a final assault to drive the Islamic State group from its de facto Syrian capital.
A US-led coalition air strike killed 21 civilians on Monday as they tried to escape the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Four militants were killed in a fierce gunfight with Indian troops Monday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Syrian army and allied fighters on Sunday captured the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.