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Three dead in France in IS-claimed shooting spree

TREBES: At least three people were killed Friday when a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group went on a shooting spree and held people hostage in a supermarket in southwest France before being shot dead by police. "Our country has suffered a terrorist attack," President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address. Five people were also shot and injured, two of them in a critical condition, a source close to the investigation said. A police officer who took the place of a female hostage is "fighting for…

Islamic State losing ground but still a threat: analysts

PARIS: The Islamic State group has been eroded by international efforts to crush the militant group but its ability to mount devastating attacks on the West remains very real, defence and security experts say. As France prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Paris attacks by the group on November 13, analysts say military defeats in its strongholds in Iraq and Syria will almost certainly not make its Western targets any safer. "Depriving ISIS of control over population centres and sanctuary to raise funds and…