Further north, meanwhile, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army are trying to figure out how they can recapture Mosul — Iraq's second-largest city — from ISIS, without getting in each other's way.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State will struggle to recover from the death of a top aide, reported this week in a U.S. air strike, whose overview of the group’s finances, politics and administration was
Tank and artillery commanders decorated in Moscow despite Kremlin previously insisting only air force took part in fighting Vladimir Putin has awarded medals to tank and artillery commanders at a ceremony
Man talks of enemies of Isis and says to expect something that will ‘make them forget September 11 and Paris’ A blond-haired Frenchman has appeared in the latest Islamic State video threatening new terrorist
A new report has compiled cases of defectors from the so-called Islamic State (IS) group speaking to the media about their experience. You can read the full story here. Below are three case studies from
Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East For more than a century, Dabiq was
Defence minister confirms Australian Hornet fighter aircraft destroyed an Isis armoured personnel carrier in ‘first successful’ strike on Monday Australia has undertaken its first successful airstrikes
A US scheme to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State (IS) militants has been branded a total failure after a US general admitted only four or five were still fighting. Congress approved $500m (£323m)
About 330 fighters from the Islamic State group are estimated to have been killed as a result of RAF air strikes, the defence secretary has said. Michael Fallon said the figure was "highly approximate",
(CNN) — It's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which have become all too commonplace, shocked the American public -- and consequently, the American President -- into to
Four terror suspects linked to “Jihadi John” have been granted hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal aid to sue the Government Four terrorism suspects linked to the British Isil executioner known as
In prison interview, Baghdad commander is defiant as he details his deadly campaign that left more than 100 people dead, including children For almost a year Abu Abdullah was the most wanted man in Baghdad.
Fifteen months after the jihadists of so-called "Islamic State" overran Mosul and announced their controversial "caliphate", measures are in train that could seriously disrupt their supply of recruits.
Whitehall officials have told the BBC that contrary to recent announcements, the number of Britons emigrating to Syria to live under Islamic State (IS) rule peaked two years ago. However, the proportion
For the three decades, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has been fighting the Turkish government. The PKK is considered a terrorist organisation by the Turkish authorities and several Western states,
The US has formally asked Australia to expand its role fighting against Islamic State (IS) to include Syria, local media reported. The request was reportedly sent to the Australian embassy in Washington
David Johnston says group is more centralised in Iraq and most of its efforts are spent trying to hold ground rather than take new areas The Islamic State group is now more centralised in Iraq and lost
It must be clearly stated again that ISIS (or Daesh as many of us Muslims like to call it) has bastardized Islam beyond recognition. Justifying rape as a form of worship, as reported in the New York Times'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kayla Mueller, the U.S. aid worker killed this year while being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly by the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, while captivity
(CNN) — ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sexually abused American hostage Kayla Mueller while she was in captivity, U.S. government officials said. A spokeswoman for Mueller's family -- who learned she
Iraqi security forces fire warning shots to discourage Islamic State militants from approaching their position on the outskirts of Ramadi August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi are