An estimated total of 66’000 refugees, most of whom were Syrian Kurds, have fled into Turkey over the last 24 hours following the advance of Islamic State forces.
Two Lebanese soldiers have been killed and a further three injured after a military personnel carrier transporting the men was targetted by a bomb blast.
The Islamic State has released another video to the international community, this time displaying another British citizen they hold hostage.
Former members of the North African wing of global terror group al-Qaeda have separated off, declaring allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State currently active in Syria and Iraq.
Militants from the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram have reportedly ‘surrounded’ the major northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, with reports purporting that the Nigerian Army has been forced to fortify ahead of an expected attack.
A video supposedly released by the Islamic State has surfaced which purports to show the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
A series of deadly car bomb attacks has rocked the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing 18 people. Several also injured in an attack in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region.
Militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS as they’re also known, have seized the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest entirely Christian town and have driven out all residents.
The Lebanese Army managed to make progress into one of the affected border towns that has suffered in a bloody border war with Islamist militants and Lebanon, spilling over from the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
The Islamic State, the name currently being used by ISIS’s caliphate, has seized control of another oilfield, Iraq’s largest dam and a number of towns and villages in Northern Iraq following fierce fighting between the militia and Kurdish forces.