Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russian security says terror attack foiled, 1 killed

Russian security says terror attack foiled, 1 killed<p>Chinese and Russian policemen attend a joint anti-terror drill in Manzhouli City, north China's …

News (China)

Macron’s biggest test is tackling France’s jihadi threat

The trial began this week in Paris of three young men accused of plotting to attack Fort Béar, a military base in the Pyrenees mountains that is used as a commando training centre. Three Islamists, led by 25-year-old Djebril Amara, a former navy rating who passed through the centre, were arrested …

Terrorism

Here’s What the Trump Administration Is Really Plotting in Syria

The risks of permanent U.S. presence in the Jazira are many and obvious. For starters, American forces and installations will now be juicy targets …

Middle East

Terror groups continue to operate openly on Twitter, despite ‘crackdown’

On Thursday, Twitter unveiled its biannual Twitter Transparency Report, headlining the memo with what appear to be impressive statistics in cracking …

Conservative View

2 British IS members say hostage beheadings were a “mistake”

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Two British militants believed to have belonged to an Islamic State group cell notorious for beheading hostages in Syria said …

Guantanamo Bay

Does Isis really 'claim every terror attack'? How do we know if a claim is true?

In recent years a routine has developed in the aftermath of major terror attacks: as details about the latest atrocity are revealed, the media will …

Terrorism

Al Qaeda 3.0: Turning to Face the Near Enemy

After the deaths of Osama bin Laden and several other leaders in 2011 and 2012, followed by the rise of Islamic State, many considered al-Qaeda ‘a …

Terrorism

Kabul suicide bombing: Heavy casualties in New Year's blast

At least 26 people have been killed and another 52 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up during Persian New Year's celebrations in Kabul. …

World

Q&A: How the Islamic State got a foothold in Afghanistan

Last April, the U.S. military set out to take on the Islamic State in Afghanistan. At the time, officials estimated the group had about 700 fighters …

Afghanistan

39 Indians dead in Mosul: UN condoles deaths, says tragedy an example of IS' barbarism and cruelty - Firstpost

<b>United Nations:</b> The United Nations on Wednesday condoled the death of 39 Indian nationals abducted by Islamic State in Iraq, saying the tragedy is …

India

Iraq: India confirms killing of 39 workers abducted by IS

The men had been building a hospital in Mosul when they were kidnapped in 2014. Opposition lawmakers in New Delhi criticized the government for …

World

TerrorSpeak - The American Interest

<b>Sara Brzuszkiewicz</b> is the managing editor of European Eye on Radicalization. She is a PhD student at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart (Milan) …

United Arab Emirates

ISIS Killed 39 Indians, What Took Govt 4 Years to Confirm This?

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Parliament on Tuesday, 20 March, that the government found DNA proof regarding the death of 39 …

India

Lessons from the Iraq War After 15 Years by Javier Solana

MADRID – It has been exactly 15 years since the start of one of the most fateful episodes of the early twenty-first century: the Iraq War. After the …

Middle East

ISIS is regrouping in Syria, Trump must respond

The Islamic State is regrouping in Syria.<p>Taking advantage of the redeployment of Kurdish forces to fight the Turkish army around Afrin in western …

Middle East

Syria: Al-Qaida and IS increasingly lose territory to Assad

With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic …

Middle East

Where the books weren’t burned: Baghdad’s ancient library

<b>BAGHDAD</b> - Librarian Abdulsalem Abdulkareem moves softly between the bookshelves of the al-Qadiriyya library, sliding silky fabric covers from glass …

Islam

The Kurds have been sacrificed

Three years ago, the Kurds seized Kobane (Ain Al-Arab) from the jihadists. The whole world hailed this symbolic victory, underlining the heroism of …

Middle East

Post-ISIS Antagonists and the Looming Struggle

<b>IS INSURGENCY IN IRAQ AND SYRIA INEVITABLE?</b><p>No amount of money, reconstruction, or reconciliation will undo the cumulative effects of decades of …

Middle East

Saudi Prosecution Calls for Executing Yemeni ISIS Militant for Killing Security Man

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh is considering the case of a Yemeni national, who deliberately killed a security man by running over him …

Middle East

Are Al-Qaeda and ISIS About to Form a Terrorist Supergroup?

Propaganda output from terror groups has had a lower-key feel so far this year in terms of volume and overt tone, but that doesn’t mean we should …

Terrorism

Mosul to rebuild ancient mosque supported by the United Arab Emirates

ISIS systematically destroyed cultural heritage in the city.<p>><br>• ><p>Members of the Emergency Response Division celebrate in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq …

World

[OPINION] Turkey's Erdogan mobilizing China's Muslims for jihadist campaign

by Abdullah Bozkurt<p>Turkey’s ill-advised war in Syria’s Afrin enclave has further exposed how the Islamist regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

North Africa

Sister of slain al-Qaida leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi sentenced to death in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A Baghdad court has convicted the sister of the former leader of al-Qaida in Iraq who was killed in 2010 and sentenced her to death on …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Al-Qaeda’s Resurrection

With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.<p>While the …

International Relations

Islamic State releases a video of deadly attack on U.S. soldiers in Niger

The Islamic State just released a video that allegedly shows three U.S. soldiers being attacked in Niger.<p>The video, which has been circulating for months among journalists, reportedly shows three soldiers on the run from militants. The men have few resources to fend off dozens of militants armed …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Released Video Allegedly Shows The Ambush That Killed Four US Soldiers In Niger

“We ask the media and the public and all responsible entities not to aid these terrorists in recruiting efforts by viewing or bringing to attention these images, these videos. You are complicit in amplifying ISIS propaganda if you do that,<p>The Pentagon on Monday refused to verify the authenticity of …

News

ISIS releases video claiming to show attack on US troops in Niger

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a new video supposedly showing the October ambush in Niger during which four U.S. soldiers …

Islam

IS video 'shows deaths of US soldiers in Niger ambush'

<b>The Islamic State (IS) group has published a video purporting to show an ambush in Niger in which four US soldiers were killed last October.</b><p>It is not clear why the release of the video - via an IS outlet on messaging app Telegram - was delayed until now.<p>The video consists mainly of raw footage, …

World

Inside Syria: With its enemies diverted or fighting each other, Isis is making a swift and deadly comeback

Suleiman Khalaf, also known as Abu Fadi, was killed 10 days ago in a fight with Isis in eastern Syria when the vehicle he was in was hit by a …

Middle East