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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Majority of young British Muslims 'feel disenfranchised'

A British Muslim leader has told ITV News he cannot reach young Muslims at risk of radicalisation because the vast majority feel disenfranchised.

Ajmal Masroor, who works against extremism, said his biggest problem in tackling the issue was the failure of Government policy in the past.

ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

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