Islamic State (ISIS)

Women burn burqas and men shave their beards as they celebrate escape from ISIS stronghold in Syria

Women are burning their burqas and men shaving off their beards in a show of defiance against ISIS after escaping from the terrorist group's …

Syria

Behind the front lines in the fight to ‘annihilate’ ISIS in Afghanistan

ACHIN, Afghanistan —A recurring rumble of explosions echoes off the barren, boulder-strewn slopes of the Spin Ghar mountains, each ordnance aimed wishfully at redoubts where Islamic State militants are suspected of hiding. Afghan and U.S. special forces listen in on enemy chatter, intercepting …

Afghanistan

New York Times requests apology from Fox on ISIS story

The New York Times on Sunday took the unusual step of requesting an apology from a competitor, asking "Fox & Friends" to retract a report that the Times was to blame for the 2015 escape of an ISIS leader. Fox subsequently updated the story on its website with the NYT letter.<p>"I am writing on behalf …

Journalism

Schoolgirl ‘who ran off to join ISIS’ could face trial after being ‘captured’

A captured schoolgirl who ran off to join Isis could stand trial after being found in the ruins of Mosul.<p>Linda Wenzel, 16, was caught in a tunnel …

Chester Bennington

16-year old Isis fighter captured in Mosul confirmed as German girl

Four women captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul, thought to be fighting for ISIS have been confirmed as German nationals.<p>One is 16-year old Linda Wenzel from east Germany. She had been reported as missing a year ago after being groomed online to join the jihadi group.<p>1. German ISIS girl Linda W. (16 …

These are the suicide cars and trucks that made the battle of Mosul so bloody

To carry out some of its bloodiest attacks, the Islamic State has weaponized everyday vehicles — from sedans to tractors — for use as precision-guided munitions.<p>The militants deployed a steady stream of these suicide car bombs as the U.S.-led coalition began its campaign to push the militants out …

World News

Linda Wenzel, 16 was caught with a baby and has made some shock admissions

The Rise and Fall of ISIS in Mosul4:53<p>Three years after Islamic State captured the Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraqi armed forces have all-but liberated the …

Freed from ISIL rule: Raqqa women burn their burqas

Residents of ISIL’s self-described capital of Raqqa in Syria celebrated as they were released from the jihadist group’s rule.<p>Multiple videos were posted to the YouTube and Twitter accounts of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) and their various sub-organisations between Thursday, July 20 …

Raqqa

Pakistani Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary moved to UK isolation jail for continuing propaganda

<b>London:</b> Anjem Choudary, a notorious Islamist hate preacher of Pakistani origin jailed for propagating terror last year, has become one of the first …

Extremism

What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

BRUSSELS — The 9-year-old boy didn’t like school. He didn’t like the other children, because he knew what they really were: evil unbelievers who deserved to die. So he did what he was trained to do — he attacked them. He was removed from the building on his first day back.<p>The boy had spent two …

Opinion

'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: reports

<b>Berlin:</b> A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just …

Brisbane

It Will Take Much More Than Military Defeat To Bring Down ISIS

Iraqis like me want you to remember that the liberation of one city is not the end of ISIS.<p>BAGHDAD ― <b></b>I remember it clearly. The crying, the hugging, the sense of joy.<p>Reactions like these have become so rare here in the last three years, that I’d almost forgotten what it was like to witness such …

Iraqi morgue workers struggle to cope with 'river of blood' created by battle for Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The fridges are nearly full at the morgue in Mosul where the casualties of war with Islamic State are stored.<p>So many bodies are brought in that the morgue workers struggle to identify and bury the dead fast enough to make space for the next batch that arrives with grim …

World News

Youtube announces to redirect users searching for ISIS videos to special playlist

World's most used video streaming website Youtube has announced that anyone searching for videos related to ISIS will be automatically redirected to …

Terms and Conditions

US President Donald Trump accuses NYT of thwarting attempt to kill IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The president, however, did not specify which report had caused the alleged damage.<p>United States President Donald Trump on Saturday accused <i>The New</i> …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end.<p>The defense top brass admits it underestimated its …

Marawi City

ISIS bodies piling up in Libyan morgue, report says

Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters remain stored in freezers in Libya, as that nation’s government negotiates the return of the bodies to the fighters’ home countries, a report said.<p>Most of the dead, shipped to a morgue in Misrata, Libya, were killed in December when Libyan forces …

News

The art of making a jihadist

We know about jihadists’ dedication to violence, but that’s not the whole story, says expert Thomas Hegghammer. There’s a hidden culture of poetry, music and storytelling that sustains their ideology<p>When Jihadi John, the Islamist terrorist who gloried in decapitating hostages, was exposed as …

Conservative POV

Hundreds of bodies of Islamic State militants lie unclaimed in Libya as countries refuse to acknowledge them

<b>Misrata:</b> Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie …

North Africa

US Army Sergeant in Hawaii Indicted for Trying to Help ISIS

A US Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to ISIS, allowing the case to move to a …

U.S. Army

Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jafari on abducted Indians

By: PTI | New Delhi |<p>External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Source: AP Photo)<p>External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold extensive talks …

India

Nonfiction Book Review: Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate by David J. Wasserstein. Yale Univ., $26 (280p) ISBN 978-0-300-22835-9

Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate<p>David J. Wasserstein. Yale Univ., $26 (280p) ISBN 978-0-300-22835-9<p>Wasserstein (<i>From Hellenism</i> …

City of Ghosts review – gruelling but essential

The citizen journalists of Syrian website Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently are the haunted heroes of this tough documentary<p>The 18 certificate awarded to Matthew Heineman’s documentary about the citizen journalists behind the website Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently gives some indication of …

Documentaries

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State group and offering to join the organization, according to court documents.<p>Federal prosecutors allege Amer Sinan Alhaggagi "went so far …

News

Interpol circulates list of 173 IS group suspects

Interpol has distributed a list of 173 Islamic State (IS) group fighters it believes might have been trained to launch suicide attacks in Europe.<p>According to this list, British daily The Guardian reported, these fighters may be entering Europe as part of a plan to hit back after the terrorist …

Terrorism

Punjab Congress accuses Sushma Swaraj of 'misleading' country on fate of 39 missing Indians in Iraq

<b>Jalandhar (Punjab):</b> The Punjab Congress on Sunday accused the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj of "misleading" the country on the fate of 39 …

India

West Mosul a deserted, shattered city

After three years of living under the so-called Islamic state residents of battle scarred Mosul are attempting to rebuild their lives.<p>OPINION: #Mosul aftermath: How #Iran is shaping #Iraq’s future. Columnist pierreghanem writes: https://t.co/6Uha8f42wL pic.twitter.com/UCgbTZNwDn— Al Arabiya English …

Egypt forces kill eight militants at camp in south: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed eight suspected Islamist militants belonging to the Hasm movement in what officials said was a training camp in a southern desert region, the interior ministry said on Sunday.<p>Five other militants were arrested in operations carried out in Giza …

World News

ISIS Is Fleeing Dressed as Women. The Army Is Posting Their Photos and It's Hilarious

<i>Note: This article contains graphic content.</i><p>ISIS is in full retreat in Iraq.<p>At peak strength, the barbarous group of fundamental Islamic militants …

German girl arrested in Mosul is missing Linda Wenzel, say authorities

Wenzel disappeared from her home near Dresden last year and is believed to have been fighting for Islamic State in Iraq<p>A German girl who was believed to have been fighting for Islamic State in Mosul when she was arrested last week is the missing 16-year-old Linda Wenzel, German authorities have …

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