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ISIS claims Sri Lanka bombings, releases photo of attackers

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) The massive casualty toll would make the Easter attacks the deadliest overseas operation claimed by ISIS since the group proclaimed its worldwide caliphate in mid-2014

TRAGEDY. Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

EU, U.S. police cripple Islamic State media mouthpieces

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

'With this ground-breaking operation we have punched a big hole in the capability of IS to spread propaganda online and radicalize young people in Europe,' says Europol head Rob Wainwright

EUROPOL. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, speaks during the launch of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, on February 22, 2016. File photo by Jerry Lampen/ANP/AFP

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists say terrorism experts who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

Casino targeted with suicide attack because it’s ‘haram’ – ISIS

Jun 03, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Analysts have long pointed out that ISIS has a sophisticated propaganda machinery and believes at least 50 of the battle is fought in the media

Germany investigates ISIS link to Hamburg teen murder

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:55 PM

ISIS affiliated news agency Amaq reports that the jihadist group had claimed responsibility for the attack which happened on October 16

LINKED TO ISIS? A banner reading 'Our beloved friend, we think of you and miss you' hangs next to candles on October 30, 2016 at the site where a 16-year-old was stabbed in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Axel Heimken/AFP

80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:42 PM

3rd UPDATE The attack represents a major escalation for the ISIS group which so has largely been confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar

DEADLY ATTACK. People collect the belongings of the victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a demonstration of Hazara minority in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2016. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA

ISIS releases video of Germany train attacker making threats

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:03 PM

In the video that lasts two minutes 20 seconds the 17 year old says soldiers of the caliphate will attack infidels everywhere

GERMANY ATTACKER? An image grab taken from a video released on July 19, 2016 by Aamaq News Agency purportedly shows teenager "Mohammed Riyadh", the Afghan refugee who slashed people on a German train. Photo by Aamaq News Agency/AFP

Bangladesh commandos end hostage siege, kill six gunmen

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

As the Islamic State ISIS group claims responsibility for the attack at the start of the Eid holiday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she was determined to eradicate militancy in the mainly Muslim nation

HOSTAGE. Bangladeshi security forces stand guard as they seal off the streets close to a Spanish resturant, following a hostage taking, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late 01 July 2016. Photo by EPA

Bangladesh hostage siege: What we know so far

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:14 PM

UPDATED The siege ends with six gunmen killed and one arrested

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Jan 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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ISIS has an Android app for encrypted chat

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The AlRawi app cannot be downloaded from Google Play and must be instead installed manually