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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British Jihadist would be 'honoured' to kill a Westerner

A British militant, fighting with Islamic State in Iraq, has claimed he would be 'honoured' to murder a western captive.

He also says he is prepared to return to the UK to spread terror here.

ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:

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