Recent News Headlines : Islamic State

AIRSTRIKES IF YOU STAY, LAND MINES IF YOU FLEE


A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery fire and land mines... READ MORE

9th September, 2017 943

U.S. WARPLANES ARE CALLED OFF SURVEILLANCE OF ISIS CONVOY, AT RUSSIA'S REQUEST


The vehicles had been stuck in the desert for days after U.S. airstrikes prevented them from reaching Islamic State terrritory... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 1137

SYRIAN ARMY, ALLIES BREAK ISLAMIC STATE SIEGE IN EASTERN CITY


Deir al-Zor lies southeast of Islamic State's former base in Raqqa... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 273

SYRIAN FORCES POISED TO PUNCH THROUGH, END SIEGE IN DEIR AL-ZOR, LIBERATE 93,000 CIVILIANS


Islamic State fighters stepped up efforts this year to seize the enclave before the army could arrive... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 1

U.S.-BACKED FORCES SEIZE RAQQA'S OLD CITY FROM ISIS, BUT A TOUGH FIGHT STILL LIES AHEAD


After three months of fighting, Kurdish and Arab forces now control 60 percent of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 241

TAL AFAR AFTER LIBERATION FROM ISIS


Tal Afar had less strategic significance to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, which invested fewer resources to defend it... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 634

CONVOY OF ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS, FAMILIES RESUMES JOURNEY AFTER BEING BLOCKED BY U.S.-LED AIRSTRIKES


Hezbollah-affiliated media have reported that the Syrian town of Al-Bukamal, close to the border with Iraq, is the final destination for the convoy... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 0

ISLAMIC STATE EVACUATION CONVOY WILL CROSS TO DEIR AL-ZOR


A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families begins to depart from the Lebanon-Syria border zone in Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 276

LEBANESE SOLDIERS IN ISLAMIC STATE CAPTIVITY MOST LIKELY DEAD


Eight Lebanese soldiers who have been in Islamic State captivity since 2014 are almost certainly dead, the head of Lebanon's internal security agency said on Sunday... READ MORE

27th August, 2017 68

LEBANESE ARMY BEGINS TALKS WITH ISLAMIC STATE


0400 GMT to allow for negotiations over the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers who have been in Islamic State captivity since 2014, the army said... READ MORE

27th August, 2017 19

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS FEARED TRAPPED BY ISLAMIC STATE AS IRAQI TROOPS BREACH TAL AFAR DEFENSES


Up to 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in Tal Afar, according to U.S. and Iraqi military commanders... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 1

TERROR IN SPAIN SHOWS ISLAMIC STATE IS DOWN NOT OUT


The other key issue, however, is that the number of incidents does not measure the number of casualties or killed, or track Islamic terrorism... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 164

SYRIAN ARMY ENCIRCLES ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA ADVANCE


Driving Islamic State militants out of that pocket would reduce pressure on the road... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 79

SYRIAN ARMY COMES CLOSER TO ENCIRCLING ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA DESERT


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 526

TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ BUT NOT BY 'ENEMY FIRE,' U.S. MILITARY SAYS


The statement did not provide any further detail, except to say that the casualties were being investigated... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 89

ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS ATTACK ON U.S. FORCES WEST OF MOSUL


Islamic State on Sunday claimed an attack on U.S. forces assisting Iraqi troops in the war on the jihadist militants in northern Iraq... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 14

SEVEN PARAMEDICS SHOT DEAD IN SYRIA


He added that it was most likely to be members of Islamic State who carried out the attack to show that Idlib is not safe... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 10

SYRIAN ARMY SECURES ISLAMIC STATE-HELD TOWN IN HOMS PROVINCE


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 124

16 CIVILIANS REPORTED DEAD IN U.S. AIRSTRIKES IN AFGHANISTAN


Afghan officials said Friday that U.S. warplanes had killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 6

U.S. DENIES BOMBING IRAQI SHI'ITE MILITIA NEAR SYRIAN BORDER


In a statement circulated by its supporters, Islamic State claimed it was responsible for the attack and said it had captured armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 106

ISLAMIC STATE RAINED ROCKETS DOWN ON LEBANON FROM SYRIA BORDER ENCLAVE


Islamic State may have fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries, a Lebanese... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

SYRIAN ARMY TAKES LAST IS-HELD TOWN IN HOMS


Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier on Saturday that the army was advancing into al-Sukhna from three directions... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 201

AN ESTIMATED 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN RAQQA, SYRIA


Islamic State is also fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 0

ABOUT 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


About 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Syria's Raqqa U.S. envoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 96

THREE YEARS SINCE ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK, YAZIDI WOUNDS STILL OPEN


Nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children remain in Islamic State captivity, and control over Sinjar is disputed by rival armed factions and their regional patrons... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 671

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 29, INJURES DOZENS AT SHIITE MOSQUE IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN


The embassy had celebrated the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters last month... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 120

BOOBY-TRAPS PLAGUE NORTH IRAQ AS ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS RETURNING CIVILIANS


Islamic State militants are also expected to plant new areas as they fall back to the Syrian border... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 880

FREED FROM ISIS YAZIDI WOMEN RETURN IN SEVERE SHOCK


As the Islamic State began losing its grip on the city, Souhayla's captor cut her hair short, like a boy's... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 15475

AT 15 SHE JOINED ISIS AFTER CONVERTING TO ISLAM NOW THIS GERMAN TEEN JUST WANTS TO GO HOME


By that time, the 15-year-old had decided to join the Islamic State, investigators believe... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 1085

ISLAMIC STATE CORPSES AWAIT REPATRIATION AFTER FORCE WAS DEFEATED IN SIRTE, LIBYA


At the height of its dominance, Islamic State recruited fighters from Middle East, North Africa and Europe... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 4

Trending News Headlines : Islamic State

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

10th July, 2017 27103

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

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

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

22nd June, 2017 5580

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

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

'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

EXCLUSIVE: ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI ALMOST CERTAINLY ALIVE - KURDISH SECURITY OFFICIAL


Exclusive Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish security official... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 2887

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

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

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

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 1858

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

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

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

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

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

11th July, 2017 1434

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 1401

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

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 1317

AS ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ROUTED IN IRAQ, THEIR FAMILIES FEAR REPRISALS


Their husbands, sons and brothers are dead, but the women and children Islamic State militants left behind will live to pay the price for their actions... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 1244


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