Recent News Headlines : Islamic State

MORE THAN 400 U.S. TROOPS LEAVING SYRIA


As that campaign against Islamic State winds down, it is unclear how many, if any, U.S. troops will remain in Syria... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 52

HOW AN EGYPTIAN VILLAGE BECAME A TARGET OF THE ISLAMIC STATE


Read more Christians flee Sinai Peninsula in fear of Egypt's Islamic State affiliate Today's coverage from Post correspondents around the world... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 137

ISLAMIC STATE RAISES STAKES WITH EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK


Egypt's prosecutor's office, citing its investigation and interviews with wounded survivors, says gunmen carried an Islamic State flag as they stormed the Al Rawdah mosque... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 692

THE JIHADIST PLAN TO USE WOMEN TO LAUNCH THE NEXT INCARNATION OF ISIS


Since the founding of the caliphate, Islamic State leaders have traditionally discouraged women from serving as warriors or suicide bombers... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 2198

ISLAMIC STATE RAISES STAKES WITH EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK


Egypt's prosecutor's office, citing its investigation and interviews with wounded survivors, says gunmen carried an Islamic State flag as they stormed the Al Rawdah mosque... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 679

TO THE WORLD THEY ARE MUSLIMS TO ISIS SUFIS ARE HERETICS


Since at least 2016, Islamic State militants have targeted Sufis, who practice a mystical form of Islam that includes the veneration of saints, often at their tombs... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 3934

ANALYSIS | WHY MUSLIM EXTREMISTS ATTACKED THIS MOSQUE IN EGYPT


In an interview with an Islamic State magazine in January, one of the organization's top commanders in Sinai outlined his hatred for Sufism... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 2148

AS EGYPT GRIEVES AFTER MOSQUE MASSACRE, SECURITY FORCES RAMP UP STRIKES ON MILITANTS


Egyptian security forces have been locked in battle with the country's Islamic State affiliate for several years... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 812

TO THE WORLD, THEY ARE MUSLIMS. TO ISLAMIC STATE, SUFIS ARE HERETICS


Since at least 2016, Islamic State militants have targeted Sufis, who practice a mystical form of Islam that includes the veneration of saints, often at their tombs... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 358

EGYPT LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES AFTER DEADLY MOSQUE ATTACK


Attacks on mosques are rare in Egypt, but Sufis are considered heretics by jihadist movements such as Islamic State... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 322

ISLAMIC STATESINAI PROVINCE: WHAT IS THE ISIS-AFFILIATED GROUP?


Islamic StateSinai Province What is the ISIS-linked terrorist group?... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 1073

IRAQI FORCES RETAKE LAST TOWN UNDER ISLAMIC STATE CONTROL


Still, Iraqi officials warn, the Islamic State poses a threat as it turns to more-traditional terrorist tactics... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 770

IRAQ NOT EQUIPPED TO TRY ISLAMIC STATE OVER ATROCITIES IN MOSUL, AGAINST YAZIDIS


Iraq not equipped to try Islamic State over atrocities in Mosul, against Yazidis U.N... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 37

26 SYRIAN HOSTAGES WHO FLED ISLAMIC STATE CAPTORS GET EMOTIONAL HOMECOMING, RECOUNT MASS EXECUTIONS


Twenty-six Syrian hostages who escaped from their Islamic State captors received an emotional homecoming on Sunday in the central province of Homs, witness... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 0

THIS IS THE FIRST AMERICAN CONVICTED OF JOINING ISIS


Khweis traveled to Islamic State-controlled territory in Iraq and Syria in December 2015, even obtaining an official membership card... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1833

DEADLY AIR STRIKE HITS SYRIAN GOVERNMENT-HELD DEIR AL-ZOR


Deadly air strike hits Syrian government-held Deir al-Zor state TV, monitor... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 197

ISIS THREAT IN PHILIPPINES SPREADS IN REMOTE BATTLES


DATU SALIBO, Philippines -- The leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, is dead... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 1644

RAQQA FALL 'CRITICAL BREAKTHROUGH', END OF ISLAMIC STATE IN SIGHT


Trump Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 1041

AFTER THE CALIPHATE WHATS NEXT FOR ISIS


In Iraq, where the group that became the Islamic State took root, security officials are bracing for future waves of suicide attacks against civilians... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1443

RAQQA ISIS CAPITAL IS CAPTURED US-BACKED FORCES SAY


Witnesses in Raqqa said that several busloads of Islamic State fighters, both Syrians and foreigners, had been allowed to board buses to Deir al-Zour... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 10813

THE DEFEAT OF ISIS IN RAQQA TESTS U.S. COMMITMENT TO SYRIAN KURDS


Raqqa U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 673

BATTLE FOR ISLAMIC STATE'S SYRIAN HQ NEAR END


Islamic State militants have lost swathes of land to various offensives across Syria and Iraq, forced into a diminishing foothold along the Euphrates river valley... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

MOROCCAN POLICE BREAK UP ISLAMIC STATE CELL PLANNING ATTACKS


Those arrested were planning to carry out dangerous terrorist operations targeting sensitive sites, at the instigation of Daesh Islamic State coordinators, it said... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 107

DEAL REACHED TO EVACUATE CIVILIANS FROM ISIS-HELD RAQQA


Jonathan Braga, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 718

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE AIR BASE FROM ISLAMIC STATE NEAR HAWIJA


Militants took control of the air base after the Iraqi army collapsed in 2014 in the face of the Islamic State offensive... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 121

CAPTURED ISIS FIGHTERS REFRAIN I WAS ONLY A COOK


Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2336

ANALYSIS | HOW FAR COULD THE DANGEROUS ENDGAME IN EASTERN SYRIA GO?


They're fulfilling President Bashar al-Assad's goal of reasserting Syrian sovereignty over every inch of Syria -- and also making sure the United States stays out... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 523

PRO-DAMASCUS ALLIANCE DECLARES SYRIA OFFENSIVE NEAR IRAQ BORDER


The alliance of Iran-backed Shi'ite militias said the offensive, with Damascus's military support and Russian air cover, began in the southern corner of Deir al-Zor province... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 57

ISIS IS NEAR DEFEAT IN IRAQ NOW COMES THE HARD PART


Corruption within the security forces and judiciary contributes to the perception that Islamic State fighters have bought their way out of prison... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 1305

IRAQ HOLDING 1,400 FOREIGN WIVES, KIDS OF SUSPECTED ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS IN SQUALID CAMP


Many of the families had fled to Tal Afar after Iraqi troops pushed Islamic State out of Mosul on Aug 30... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 1460

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

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

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

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

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 970

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

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

IRAQI COMMANDER SAYS TO COMPLETE CAPTURE OF MOSUL IN MAY


An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 865


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