Iraqi forces reach jihadist-besieged town of Amerli

Iraqi forces have broken through the Islamic State-besieged town of Amerli where thousands of people were trapped for over two months, according to news agency AFP.

Security spokesman Lieutenant General Qassem Atta told AFP: "Our forces entered Amerli and broke the siege".

RAF transport planes took part in a humanitarian air drop to the town last night, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.

US aircraft also launched airstrikes against IS fighters near the besieged town.

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PM: Britain 'will not get involved in another Iraq war'

David Cameron has stressed that the UK "is not going get involved in another Iraq war" following the release of a video showing the murder of journalist James Foley.

"We are not putting combat troops, combat boots on the ground - that is not something we should do," he said.

The Prime Minister said the Government has "a clear strategy" on Iraq and that it will "stick to that strategy."

"This [is a] struggle against Islamist extremism - not a struggle of one religion against another - it's of all people and all religions, including Islam, against a poisonous extremism.," Cameron added.

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