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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Security services 'zero in' on James Foley killer

The field of suspects in the murder of James Foley has been "narrowed down significantly" although a definitive identification has not yet been made, security sources told The Times, with the newspaper also reporting that police raids are set to be launched to find the killer.

Security services want to speak to an east London doctor who may provide clues on the British extremist, according to the Daily Express.

The Sun, meanwhile, identifies a 23-year-old former DJ as the man police want to question.

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