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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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Muslims criticise Cameron for policy on radicalisation

The Prime Minister faces criticism over his policy towards the radicalisation of young British Muslims from Muslims themselves

Hundreds have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State and other extremist groups, apparently including the man who murdered journalist James Foley on-screen.

A top adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain has told ITV News that firmer action is required from David Cameron.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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