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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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Twitter to suspend users who share 'beheading' images

Twitter users who post graphic images of the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley will be suspended, the organisation's chief executive announced.

The Islamic State released a video entitled "A message to America" appearing to show the execution of the 40-year-old last night.

Dick Costolo said Twitter had already suspended accounts showing the images.

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