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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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Half the Brit jihadists who fought with Isis are back in UK

ITV News has learned that half of the 500 British jihadists believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamic State militants have returned to Britain.

The Government has insisted it is taking tough action to prevent any more returning and creating a threat here, but its detractors claim not enough is being done.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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