US-led air strikes continued to target Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq in recent days.
Two Syrian opposition figures say the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda’s branch met last week and agreed to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents. The deal could be a heavy blow to Washington’s strategy against the Islamic State group, relying on arming moderate rebel factions to push back extremists in Syria. […]
Officials had uncovered plots that included kidnapping of foreigners and turning India into a “Syria and Iraq”.
The agenda assumes significance following reports that some Indian Muslims may have joined ISIS to fight in Iraq and Syria.
The terrorist group, whose ranks included 26/11 reconnaissance agent David Headley is thought to have had contact with elements of the Indian Mujahideen.
The operation was ordered by President Barack Obama after the CIA traced Bin Laden’s courier to the high-walled compound.
The Islamic State group has seized about a third of Iraq and Syrian territory and is terrorising civilians.
Moutasim’s father Abdul Aleem Islahi recently wrote an article on a website “Muslims should welcome ISIS’ announcement of Caliphate”.
The alleged conversations followed a visit by Riyaz to meet al-Qaeda leaders around June-July 2013 to forge an alliance.
Hamid Mir said Asim Umar was an Indian — a possibility that The Indian Express has reported investigators in India were studying.
Before the naming came the writing. Praveen Swami reads between the lines of the books authored by Maulana Asim Umar, the man named chief of the al-Qaeda in the subcontinent.
Choudhury says al-Qaeda, ISIS may join hands with terror groups active in India.
The NSG at the same time said it was fully prepared and will respond to whatever required and whenever required.
Al-Baghdadi, leader of the ISIS, declared himself as Caliph and renamed his dreaded group as the Islamic State.
In a chat on May 11, 2013, Riyaz told Yasin that Sultan was keen to fight in Syria.