Recent News Headlines : Islamic State

AMNESTY SAYS IRAQ AND ALLIES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MOSUL BATTLE


Amnesty said the toll just in west Mosul from attacks launched by pro-government forces was very likely higher than the 3,706 estimated by monitoring group Airwars... READ MORE

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IRAQI PM DECLARES VICTORY OVER IS MILITANTS AS US WARNS OF CONTINUED THREAT


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declares victory over Islamic State in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 7

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES IN MOSUL TO ANNOUNCE 'THE END AND THE FAILURE AND THE COLLAPSE' OF ISLAMIC STATE IN THE CITY


Around the time of Mr Abadi's announcement, Islamic State released a statement claiming to have mounted an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 197

IRAQI PM FORMALLY DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


The fall of Mosul effectively marks the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 99

IRAQI PM, COALITION FORCES DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Islamic State is also under heavy pressure in its operational headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1211

OLD CITY BEARS THE BRUNT OF ISLAMIC STATE'S LAST STAND IN MOSUL


A soldier returning from the front on Sunday unfurled a black Islamic State flag, holding it upside down and posing for pictures... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES IN MOSUL TO DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS


But the end of the Islamic State's hold on Mosul does not mean peace is at hand... READ MORE

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IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MILITANT STRONGHOLD


AP Photo Peshmerga military vehicles drive in Nawaran north of Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants, Iraq October 26, 2016... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 116

IRAQ'S ABADI TO DECLARE MOSUL VICTORY, FEW POCKETS OF RESISTANCE


Gunfire and explosions could be heard as the U.S.-led coalition pounded the remaining few Islamic State positions... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1226

POLICE KILL 16 GUNMEN IN RAIDS TARGETING MILITANTS


Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by the Islamic State group in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed since 2013... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3

LIBERATION OF MOSUL SYMBOLIZES TOTAL COLLAPSE OF IS IN IRAQ


It was in Mosul that IS leader Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared in 2014 the establishment of Islamic State, a caliphate in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 0

ISIS IS LOSING GROUND BUT NOT ITS CAPACITY FOR TERROR


But they may not be the most dangerous threat facing the European authorities as long as Islamic State ideology continues to motivate attackers... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1777

HOW THE PEOPLE OF MOSUL LIVED THROUGH THE WAR AND THE STORIES THEY TOLD US ALONG THE WAY


Except the callers to Radio Tomorrow are in the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul, and they don't want to yak about traffic or sports... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 224

IRAQI FORCES CLOSE IN ON IS REDOUBT IN MOSUL AFTER DECLARING END OF CALIPHATE


Islamic State's weekly publication al-Nabaa, denying they were losing the battle for Mosul, said the Iraqi army had virtually collapsed and suffered 300 killed and wounded... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 678

ISLAMIC STATE COUNTER ATTACK CAUSES FIERCE CLASHES IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


The assault marked Islamic State's first sustained effort to fight back against the slow advance into Raqqa by the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF ... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 507

IRAQ DECLARES END OF ISLAMIC STATE CALIPHATE AFTER CAPTURE OF GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE


Reuters Alaa Al-Marjani Photo Iraqi security forces are pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2017... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 887

NEW CONFLICTS THREATEN SYRIA AFTER ISLAMIC STATE DEFEAT


We will not give up our weapons, said a sniper aiming at Islamic State positions, who only gave her first name, Barkaneurin... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 658

MOSUL DEFEAT LEAVES ISIS 'UNLIKELY TO SURVIVE' THREE YEARS AFTER DECLARING CALIPHATE IN IRAQ, ANALYSTS SAY


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2335

IN A LANDMARKS RUBBLE IRAQ SEES THE END OF ISIS


Mosul has still not been entirely wrested from Islamic State control despite a complex eight-month battle for the city... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 268

MOSUL BATTLE TO END IN FEW DAYS AS ISLAMIC STATE HAS LOST FIGHTING SPIRIT


Iraqi general Mosul battle to end in few days as Islamic State has lost fighting spirit... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 0

MOSUL CELEBRATES FIRST EID WITHOUT ISLAMIC STATE IN YEARS


About 350 Islamic State fighters, most of them non-Iraqis, are defending their remaining stronghold in Mosul's densely populated Old City, an Iraqi general said on Sunday... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 4513

AMNESTY FOR MILITANTS IN SYRIA'S RAQQA AIMS TO PROMOTE STABILITY


Abdel Rahman Kalas, 43, worked in the Islamic State department that imposed taxes on Raqqa citizens... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 664

IRAQI FORCES FREE HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS IN MOSUL OLD CITY BATTLES AS DEATH TOLL MOUNTS


Aid organizations and Iraqi authorities say Islamic State was trying to prevent civilians from leaving so as to use them as human shields... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 984

CRITICS SAY U.S. IS SLEEPWALKING INTO WIDER ROLE IN SYRIA


Recently, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1519

IRAQI FORCES BATTLE TOWARDS HEART OF MOSUL'S OLD CITY


It was in the al-Nuri mosque that Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed its caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria three years ago... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 339

ANALYSIS | ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS A HISTORIC MOSQUE IN MOSUL WAS DESTROYED BY A U.S. AIRSTRIKE -- BUT VIDEO EVIDENCE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE


The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency quickly argued that the mosque was destroyed in a U.S. airstrike... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 648

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED 'CALIPHATE'[1]


The Daesh Islamic State terror gangs committed another historical crime by blowing up the al-Nuri mosque and its historical al-Hadba minaret, the Iraqi military statement said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 0

ISIS DESTROYS AL NURI MOSQUE, ANOTHER LOSS FOR MOSUL


But shortly after, the United States Central Command issued a statement bluntly accusing the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, of destroying the mosque... READ MORE

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SYRIANS FEAR NEW RAQQA TURMOIL ONCE ISLAMIC STATE IS DEFEATED


As fellow graduates enjoyed the music, young policeman Adel al-Arabi recounted how Islamic State had killed his brother and cousin... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 302

WHO SAYS CHILD FROM RAQQA AMONG 15 NEW POLIO CASES IN SYRIA


WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 292

Trending News Headlines : Islamic State

U.S. DROPS MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS ON ISIS CAVES IN AFGHANISTAN


Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan are using I.E.D.s, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense, said Gen... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 24982

ISLAMIC STATE SAYS U.S. 'BEING RUN BY AN IDIOT'


The loss of Mosul, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq, would deal a major defeat to Islamic State... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 18374

MISTAKEN COALITION AIRSTRIKE IN SYRIA KILLS 18 U.S.-BACKED LOCAL FORCES


TheA errant airstrike on Tuesday struck the main rebel force battling the Islamic State, the U.S. military said... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 12307

MILITARY WEIGHS EXPANDED USE OF CYBER, SPACE WEAPONS AGAINST ISIL


The nations top Air Force leader said military chiefs are prepared to present options for expanding the fight against the Islamic State to President-elect Donald Trump... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 12260

8-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS


The Manchester Evening News identified another victim, John Atkinson, 26, from Radcliffe, a town in the Manchester area... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 8374

YAZIDIS WHO SUFFERED GENOCIDE ARE FLEEING AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME NOT FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE


Yazidis who suffered genocide are fleeing again, but this time not from the Islamic State... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 7900

ENGULFED IN BATTLE, MOSULS CIVILIANS RUN FOR THEIR LIVES


The photojournalist Ivor Prickett spent three weeks documenting the battlefront and humanitarian crisis in west Mosul... READ MORE

28th March, 2017 5755

SHOOTING AND EXPLOSIONS ERUPT AT CASINO RESORT IN MANILA


Resorts World Manila is the largest casino resort in the country, according to its website... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 5186

ISLAMIC STATE RECRUITING CHILD REFUGEES AS THEY HEAD TO EUROPEA


The report found Islamic State was offering free passage for those crossing the Libyan deserts, if they pledged allegiance... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 4760

U.S. TROOPS CARRY OUT GROUND RAID AGAINST ISIS IN SYRIA


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 25 Islamic State members were killed in the operation... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 4482

ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI ABANDONS MOSUL FIGHT TO FIELD COMMANDERS, U.S. AND IRAQI SOURCES SAY


The intelligence sources point to a sharp drop in Islamic State postings on social media as evidence that Baghdadi and his circle have become increasingly isolated... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 4192

'STAGGERING' LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED FROM U.S.-LED AIR RAIDS ON ISIS-HELD RAQQA


Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said Wednesday that coalition airstrikes had now deepened suffering in a city already under the yoke of extremist fighters... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 4180

BOMB KILLED DOZENS OF MILITANTS AFGHAN OFFICIALS SAY


More tunnels were added during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and still more by the Islamic State... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 4108

USE OF WEAPONIZED DRONES BY ISIS SPURS TERRORISM FEARS


An Iraqi officer inspects a drone belonging to Islamic State militants in Mosul on Jan. 28... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 2797

ISIS DUMPED BODIES IN A DESERT SINKHOLE IT MAY BE YEARS BEFORE WE KNOW THE SCALE OF THE KILLING


ATHBAH, Iraq -- The horror stories about the Islamic State's mass killings at a cavernous hole in the desert near Mosul became legendary over the years... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 2770

THEY'RE YOUNG AND LONELY. THE ISLAMIC STATE THINKS THEY'LL MAKE PERFECT TERRORISTS.


Using social media, Yusuf also connected with other Muslim boys his age who admired the Islamic State... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 2573

AWAY FROM IRAQ'S FRONT LINES, THE ISLAMIC STATE IS CREEPING BACK IN


Civilians, carrying a white flag and a few belongings, seek to escape fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 2497

NO US STATEMENT ON DAMAGE DONE BY MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS


One senior Afghan security official in Kabul said on Tuesday that Thursday's bombing killed 96 Islamic State militants, 13 of them major commanders... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 2409

HOW THE MANCHESTER BOMBING COMPARES TO RECENT DEADLY TERROR ATTACKS IN EUROPE


Most of the terrorist attacks in Western Europe in the past few years have had some link to the Islamic State... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 2372

FROM 'CALIPH' TO FUGITIVE: IS LEADER BAGHDADI'S NEW LIFE ON THE RUN


Baghdadi has become nervous and very careful in his movements, said Talabany, whose services are directly involved in countering Islamic State plots... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2194

SMOKE-FILLED POOL HALLS ARE BACK IN MOSUL. AFTER ISIS, 'WE SEEK JOY.'


Residents of eastern Mosul are gradually returning to their normal lives, including activities like pool, which was forbidden under Islamic State control... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 2109

ISIS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANCHESTER BOMBING. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


The Islamic State, one of the worlds deadliest terrorist group, was quick to claim responsibility for Monday nights bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 2095

KURDISH YPG SAYS 'MAJOR OPERATION' ON SYRIA'S RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2093

A FILE ON ISLAMIC STATE'S 'PROBLEM' FOREIGN FIGHTERS SHOWS SOME ARE REFUSING TO FIGHT


Iraqi Special Operations Forces scatter after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district of Islamic State militants in Mosul... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 1874

SPIRITS HIGH AMONG KURDS IN SYRIA AS COALITION BATTLES FOR RAQQA


The assault on Raqqa is likely to be a defining moment in the U.S.-led war on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 1766

ISLAMIC STATE KILLS 24 IN BAGHDAD BLAST, CUTS ROAD TO MOSUL


Shirqat mayor Ali Dodah said Islamic State seized three checkpoints on the main road linking Baiji to Shirqat following the attacks... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 1605

RUSSIA CLAIMS IT KILLED TWO MORE ISLAMIC STATE COMMANDERS IN SYRIA


Russia claims it killed two more Islamic State commanders in Syria Ifax... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 1594

U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES SEIZE DAM WEST OF RAQQA FROM ISLAMIC STATE


U.S.-backed Syrian forces seize dam west of Raqqa from Islamic State SDF... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 1518

CELEBRATING EASTER IN AN IRAQI TOWN THAT HAS LOST ITS CHRISTIANS


During the service, I felt the lingering presence of the Islamic State... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 1380

U.S. GENERAL SEES ISLAMIC STATE'S CAPABILITY WANING IN EAST MOSUL


The coalition has bombed all five bridges connecting east and west Mosul, forcing Islamic State to transport casualties across the Tigris River by boat... READ MORE

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