"Their deaths have critically degraded ISIL's leadership experience in Mosul."
The arrests brought the number of people detained in the investigation to 24
The commander of the boats' task force had been relieved of his command
"There were little babies crying, people shouting, broken glass and blood all over the floor."
IS's territorial losses are not diminishing concerns about its intent and ability to strike abroad
Of the 43 founders of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, 39 have been killed
The city of Mukalla had "witnessed five suicide attacks in four areas".
The militants seized Falluja in January 2014, six months before they declared a "caliphate" over part of Syria and Iraq
IS fighters were using car bombs and other explosives to try to slow the assault.