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Violence erupts at Syrian camp for ISIS families, leaving a child dead

February 10, 2022 10:27 am

The violence at Al Hol erupted at a time of escalating tensions in this region between the area’s dominant military power, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, and resurgent Islamic State militants.

Explained: Who was Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, Islamic State's slain leader?

February 10, 2022 11:37 am

Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, the leader of the Islamic State, blew himself up during a raid by US forces in Syria. US officials said he oversaw a network of Islamic State branches from Africa to Afghanistan.

US-allied Syria force says it foiled major IS comeback plot

January 31, 2022 11:18 pm

The Syrian Democratic Forces said more than 120 of their fighters and prison workers died in the 10-day standoff at the Gweiran prison, also known as al-Sinaa prison, which houses at least 3,000 Islamic State group detainees.

US troops join assault on prison where Islamic State holds hostage hundreds of boys

January 25, 2022 11:03 am

Hundreds of Islamic State group fighters attacked the makeshift prison in Hasaka, Syria, on Friday in an effort to free their detained comrades in one of the boldest attacks by the group in the region in recent years.

Guilty plea: IS accused get 8 years, will include time in jail since 2016

January 07, 2022 9:15 pm

Previously, similar guilty pleas were submitted in IS cases being prosecuted by the NIA in Delhi. Fifteen people were sentenced in these, one to 10 years, and the others to 5-7 years.

NIA arrests ex-MLA’s kin for suspected IS links

January 04, 2022 8:19 am

🔴 “Today, NIA in co-operation with Karnataka Police arrested one ISIS operative Mundadiguttu Sadananda Marla Deepthi Marla alias Maryam w/o Anas Abdul Rahiman R/o Mangalore...,” the NIA said in a statement.

UN envoy says Islamic State now appears present in all Afghan provinces

November 18, 2021 10:21 am

While the Taliban is making "genuine efforts to present itself as a government" since seizing Kabul in August after a 20-year war with the United States, they continue excluding representatives of other sectors of society and curtailing the rights of women and girls.

Roadside bomb in Afghanistan's capital wounds two people

November 15, 2021 3:47 pm

The bomb detonated as a taxi was passing by in the Kota-e Sangi district of western Kabul.

Blast reported in mosque in Afghanistan, several wounded: Local residents

November 12, 2021 5:24 pm

Previous attacks since the Taliban takeover have struck Shi'ite mosques and have been claimed by the Sunni militant group Islamic State.

IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

October 25, 2021 7:59 am

The explosion killed a 20-year-old waitress and injured three people, two of whom were in critical condition, police said, adding all indications suggest an act of domestic terror.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

April 25, 2019 8:50 am

Sri Lanka's 22 million people include minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Until now, Christians had largely managed to avoid the worst of the island's conflict and communal tensions.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Inside pictures of life under Islamic State rule

June 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Areas ruled by the Islamic State are under a bureaucracy of terror: repentance cards, weapons lists, leaflets with rules for women.

Families, relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians mourn mass beheadings by Islamic State

February 16, 2015 3:57 pm

The video, released on Sunday night, depicts men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant.

Islamic State burns alive hostage Jordanian pilot

February 04, 2015 11:44 am

Obama praised Kasaesbeh for his bravery and said he was 'in the vanguard of the effort to degrade and defeat the threat' posed by IS.

US airstrikes on Kobani killed hundreds of IS fighters: Pentagon

October 16, 2014 3:26 pm

The Pentagon maintained that Kobani remains in danger of falling to the Islamic State fighters, who are intently focused on the city.


Innocent Muslims should not be harassed: Bukhari tells PM Modi

February 08, 2016 4:50 pm

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Concerned over the detention made by security forces of Muslim youth allegedly linked to Islamic State (ISIS), Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought assurance that innocent Muslims would not be harassed in the name of Islamic State terrorists. Bhukari said that the entire Muslim community is against terrorism and added that stringent punishment should be not be given just for writing something on Facebook. He added that the minority character of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Milia Islamia were also discussed and said that Prime Minister Modi has promised to look into the matter.