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Bike enthusiast undeterred in Tajikistan after IS attack

En route to mountainous Tajikistan’s “roof of the world” lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. But biking enthusiast Pau Ros won’t be deterred from his trip over the legendary Pamir Highway: “We are not going to change our lives because that is what these bad people want,” he says.

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Deadly attacks in southern Syria

The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group attacks in Syria’s Sweida neared 250 on Thursday, the Druze-majority province’s heaviest loss of life of the seven-year civil war.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Images of prison after France expels ‘mentor’ of jihadists

Images of the Vezin-le-Coquet prison near the western city of Rennes where radical Islamic preacher was held before his release by France and expulsion to Algeria. While in prison Djamel Beghal became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, officials say. IMAGES

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Iraq’s Mosul celebrates, one year after IS ousted

A group of Mosul residents celebrates, as the Iraqi city marks one year since pro-government forces recaptured it from the Islamic State group.