ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, according to a local official there. The fighting started Friday
Exclusive: safe house operatives working for Isil tell the Telegraph they have dropped security restrictions in order to swell the ranks joining the caliphate The Islamic State in the Levant has relaxed
At least 30 soldiers and security personnel killed in western Anbar province as Iraqi army marks its 94th anniversary. Two attacks by three suicide bombers have killed at least 30 Iraqi soldiers and security
The Islamic State’s real social media skill makes commentators too willing to believe its shaky territorial claims At this point in the war between the jihadist group known as the Islamic State and a international
KAWTHARIET ASSIYAD, Lebanon (Reuters) - Islamic State militants holed up in the Qalamoun mountains on the Syrian-Lebanese border are seeking to gain control of nearby Lebanese villages to support their
In the heat of summer in 2014, Baghdad was spooked. A third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. The extremist group thrived in the chaos of the Syrian civil war,
British hostage, held by Jihadists, publishes 'travelogue' of life in in Mosul produced in the the style of a television programme John Cantlie, the British journalist held by the Islamic State of Iraq
(CNN) — If there is one regional player that gained the most from America's gamble in Iraq, it is Iran. With its invasion in 2003, the United States ousted Tehran's sworn enemy, Saddam Hussein, from power.
DERIK, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While illegally crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border, Canadian Peter Douglas was adamant that his incursion was for humanitarian reasons - to help the people of
Islamic State (Isis) has “proven resilient” and remains a threat despite recent military operations against it in Syria and Iraq, according to a brief of evidence compiled by the Australian spy agency.
* Militants order school closures in three Syrian provinces * Curriculum to conform with "religious rules" (Adds details) GENEVA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - An estimated 670,000 children in Syria are being deprived
With so many overlapping conflicts in the Middle East, it can be hard to keep track of who's fighting whom, and which former enemies are now finding common ground. Consider the case of Ali Nasri Shamas,
Humor's intimate—and unsettling—relationship to violence ISIS is a disgrace. In recent months, it has slaughtered hundreds of defenseless Iraqi soldiers and Shiite civilians, gunning them into trenches.
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Evidence suggests that the Islamic State's power has been declining for months. There was a time when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appeared unstoppable. In September and October, as the jihadist
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State (IS) in the strategically important town of Sinjar, after breaking the siege of nearby Mount Sinjar. Taking back control of Sinjar
Washington (CNN) — It's not yet "mission accomplished," but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS. "We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever
A Peshmerga fighter kneels next to a French-German anti-tank light infantry missile MILAN during a training session at the Bundeswehr army training site of Hammelburg near the northern Bavarian city of