Syrian Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town, from Islamic State militants, in northern Syria, following a month-long offensive.
Islamic State militants have attacked Iraqi security forces, near the two main towns in Iraq’s western Anbar province.
Three Islamic State militants, disguised in military uniforms, attacked a local government office in a western district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least eight and injuring a further 17 people.
The death toll of an airstrike by US-led forces on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has risen to 52 civilians, including seven children.
Islamic State militants have seized a strategic bridge in Iraq’s Anbar province, that links the key cities of al-Baghdadi and Haditha.
At least 17 suspected Islamic State militants have been killed by airstrikes in western Iraq, with IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed to have been in the area several hours before.