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Syria army seizes airbase from ISIS – military source, monitor

May 13, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The army takes control of more than 170 villages and towns in the area according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor

Atop Palmyra's damaged theater, Syrian musicians sing of return

Mar 05, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Everyone will rebuild in their own way We want to rebuild it with music and singing teenage musician Angel Dayoub says

SOUND OF MUSIC. Syrian musicians play at the site of the damaged Roman amphitheatre in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, during a tour organized by the Syrian army for journalists, on March 4, 2017. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. Photo by Louai Beshara/AFP

IS executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The Islamic State group publishes photos of 5 men in army elements on Telegram

Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat

Jan 28, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Data pirates and cyber criminals from several countries often linked to organized crime offer their services on the darknet

SILENT PROTEST. Nice’s supporters stand next to a flag reading "Fuck ISIS" during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Rennes on August 14, 2016, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southern France. Photo by Franck Pennant/AFP

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

Jan 28, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The attack was planned for the France Africa summit on January 13 and 14 but stringent security measures forced the suspects to delay their plans

AFRICA-FRANCE SUMMIT. In this file photo, some 30 African leaders and French President Francois Hollande gather for an Africa-France summit to discuss the jihadist threat, challenges to governance and the migrant crisis. File photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Pope slams jihadist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:14 PM

We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God s name in order to disseminate death in a play for domination and power Pope Francis says

Pope Francis arrives to pose with the Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See in the Sistine Chapel at the end of an audience for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings on January 9, 2017 in Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzolo/ AFP

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed – police

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Police say the bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another suspected extremist were found after officers raided a property in Dhaka s Rayer Bazar neighborhood

4 MONTHS AFTER. Bangladeshi police stand guard in front of the entrance to the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on November 15, 2016. Police have handed the Holey Artisan Bakery back to its owners after completing a 4-month investigation into the siege by extremists linked to the Islamic State group. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

'Intense' fighting in Mosul as civilians flee

Nov 12, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The fighting is intense this morning We re trying to fortify our positions in Arbajiyah before continuing our attack into Al Bakr says Staff Lieutenant Colonel Muntadhar Salem

STRIFE. Elite Iraqi troops battled the Islamic State group in the streets of Mosul, as the UN reported IS jihadists had executed dozens of people inside the city for alleged "treason". Photo by Odd Andersen/ AFP

Authorities fear violence at planned protest by Islamic groups. Here's what you need to know.

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:50 PM

A cheat sheet on the November 4 protest that has government officials police and military on edge

ROUND TWO. The first demonstration in October attracted about 5,000 protesters according to police. Photo by Diego Batara/Rappler

German police hunt Syrian bomb plot suspect

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Security is stepped up at airports and train stations as the search for 22 year old Jaber Albakr continues

The police secures a residential area in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on October 09, 2016, a day after the police found explosive material in the east German apartment of a Syrian man suspected of planning a bomb attack.  Police found several hundred grams of "explosive materials" in the east German apartment of a Syrian man suspected of planning a bomb attack, and arrested three people connected to him. The suspect who remains at large, 22-year-old Syrian Jaber Albakr, could have had "an Islamist motive" sources close to the police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Hendrik Schmidt / Germany OUT

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

General Khalifa Haftar s troops has retaken the al Gwarcha district of Benghazi which has been marred by unrest since his fighters launched a campaign to drive extremists out of the city earlier this year

Church attacker threatens France in new video

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:30 AM

In the video Abdel Malik Petitjean makes threats against France and directly addresses French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls

HOSTAGE-TAKING. A municipal police vehicle blocks an underpass leading to the scene of a hostage taking incident in Saint Etienne du Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 26, 2016. Photo by Alice Patalacci/EPA

Army ousts jihadists from Yemen base HQ after hours-long battle

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher vows that he would not allow saboteurs to harm the security of residents and block the policies of the government

An armed Yemeni man stands next to the entrance of an army headquarters near Aden airport after Yemeni government forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured it from suspected jihadists following an hours-long firefight on July 6, 2016 in the southern city.    The militants had penetrated the base after detonating two car bombs in the latest attack on security forces to hit the southern port city where Yemen's government took refuge after rebels seized the capital Sanaa.   / AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

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

Shabaab says it executed 6 'spies' in Somalia

Jun 11, 2016 - 7:28 PM

They say one of them helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike

Efforts to counter ISIS propaganda bear fruit, experts say

May 15, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Web giants like Twitter and Facebook are working hard to shut down jihadist accounts though these often pop back up under a new name

Jihadists exploit mental illness for attacks – experts

May 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Experts warn against labelling all jihadists as psychologically unstable – saying they account for only around 10 of cases

Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks – study

May 04, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Young Syrian men say joining groups like the Islamic State gives them a strong sense of purpose honor and self worth

epa05276651 A handout picture made available by Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian policemen inspecting the site of bombing, at the entrance of al-Diabiyeh town in Damascus countryside , Syria, 25 April 2016. According to SANA, five civilians were killed and 20 others were injured in the car bombing.

ISIS makes gains in northern Syria from regime, rebels – monitor

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:50 PM

A counterattack by the Islamic State rolls back rebel gains in northern Syria an area bordering Turkey

Jihadists 'switched attack to Brussels from France'

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Numerous elements in the investigation have shown that the terrorist group initially had the intention to strike in France again Belgium s federal prosecutor s office says

POLICE RAIDS. Belgian police during a search in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, April 9, 2016. Photo by Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra – state TV

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Syria s armed forces notch a victory against Islamic State group jihadists after taking Al Amiriyah a town north of Palmyra

epa05230039 A handout picture made available on 24 March 2016 by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian army units, in cooperation with local militias, advancing further into the vicinity of the ancient city of Tadmur (Palmyra), a UNESCO world Heritage site, in central Homs province. A military source told SANA that al-Qubour valley, al-Qusour Mountains, and al-Tar Mountain west of Palmyra were retaken by Syrian government forces. Palmyra is listed as a world cultural heritage site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and was captured by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in May 2015. The Syrian Army advance is being conducted in conjunction with a government offensive aimed at recapturing the city that began this month, and is supported by Russian airpower. EPA/SANA / HANDOUT

UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Baghdad for talks

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:44 PM

The UN chief arrives in Iraq for discussions on assisting the country whose economy is straining under the weight of the drop in oil prices and the cost of the fight against jihadists

Arrests in Brussels, Paris as Europe reels after attacks

Mar 25, 2016 - 2:26 PM

3rd UPDATE A French national who was in the advanced stages of a plot to attack France was also arrested in Paris on Thursday

Indonesia detains 14 people allegedly heading to Syria

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:39 PM

Hundreds of Indonesians many in families have traveled to join the jihadists since they seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq and proclaimed a caliphate

Over 50 dead as Tunisia foils 'emirate' bid on Libya border

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED It is the second deadly attack in the Tunisia Libya border area in less than a week

ISIS truck bomb kills 47 south of Baghdad

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:45 PM

3rd UPDATE The Islamic State claims responsibility for the deadly attack on a crowded checkpoint

Iraqi emergency responders inspect debris at the site of a truck bomb, that exploded at a crowded checkpoint, in the Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad on March 6, 2016. The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bomb blast that killed at least 47 people in the city of Hilla. / AFP / HAIDAR HAMDANI

Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership - analysts

Mar 06, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal regional threat

ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is growing stronger and expanding say analysts

ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.

Yazidi women, girls seek healing in Germany after ISIS 'hell'

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM

One girl an 8 year old was raped hundreds of times by Islamic State jihadists

epa04359242 A general view for the Yazidi refugee camp near the Iraqi border crossing of Zakho, northern Iraq, 18 August 2014. Kurdish Peshmerga forces on 18 August took control of two villages located near Iraq's strategic Mosul Dam, which they seized from Islamic State (IS) militants earlier. The move comes after Peshmerga and Iraqi troops took full control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, according to army spokesman Qassem Atta. EPA/STR

Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Timbuktu founded in the 11th century was one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages

HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO

Russia detains 14 over forged documents for ISIS fighters

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The 14 are allegedly part of an international criminal group with underground printers and laboratories

Greece arrests 3 armed Britons at Turkish border

Feb 14, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The arrested men are believed to have links to terrorism and arms trafficking

US, allies to intensify strikes on ISIS in Iraq, Syria but cool on Libya action

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Meeting in Rome ministers from the 23 countries involved in the US led coalition say progress was being made in pushing ISIS back in Syria and Iraq and cutting off its sources of finance and energy

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (2-R) with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (2-L) at a meeting in the Farnesina Palace, in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. Some 23 countries that are part of the US-led coalition against Islamic State are meeting in Rome to review progress in Syria and Iraq, and amid concerns that a third battlefront may open soon in Libya. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

French-speaking jihadist executes 'apostates' in ISIS video

Jan 31, 2016 - 7:45 AM

In the video ISIS threatens to carry out terrorism acts that will make the world forget about the 9 11 attacks in the United States

ISIS THREAT. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by ISIS' al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province, Iraq. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

How an ex-jihadist thinks Indonesia can deradicalize terrorists

Jan 20, 2016 - 10:43 AM

Ayub Abdurrahman a former jihadist warns against underestimating the Jakarta attacks as it could only be the beginning

EX-JIHADIST. Abdul Rhamna Ayub says deradicalization is effective when ex-jihadists like him speak to current radicals because they can relate to him. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

ISIS 'brand' spreading worldwide – experts

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:47 AM

ISIS has announced it allegiance to extremist groups in 8 countries and claims it has directed or inspired attacks in at least 17 countries killing around 1 000 people

BLACK FLAG RISING. ISIS supporters gathered at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in the middle of Jakarta's central business district on June 20, 2014. Photo from Twitter user @allyn3237

National mourning in Burkina after hotel attack leaves 29 dead

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: For the first time in its history our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks

TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse

Over 30 dead in multiple jihadist attacks in Iraq

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attacks saying it was targeting Shiites

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Jan 07, 2016 - 10:25 PM

According to authorities the man was wearing what appeared to be an explosives vest – but it later turned out to be a fake

French jets strike ISIS oil sites in Syria – minister

Jan 01, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Bombing raids have increasingly focused on ISIS oil infrastructure which provides a key part of the jihadists funding

PREPPING TO STRIKE. French navy engineers install a missile on a French Rafale fighter aircraft aboard the French Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, on November 23, 2015 at the eastern Mediterranean sea. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Man charged in US over alleged New Year's Eve plot

Jan 01, 2016 - 2:30 AM

Emanuel Lutchman an alleged Islamic State supporter is accused of planning an attack in New York

Turkey detains two ISIS suspects over New Year attack plot

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:32 PM

The pair whose nationality was not disclosed planned to stage the attack in two spots near Ankara s main square – outside a shopping mall and in a street full of pubs

RESISTING ISIS. People hold a banner that reads, 'ISIS will be defeated, resisted peoples will win' during a protest against a suicide attack in southern Turkey, on July 20, 2015 in Ankara. File photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP

Boko Haram kills at least 14 in Christmas Day attack in Nigeria: vigilantes

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:12 AM

At least 14 people are killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria

RESCUED. Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram camps in Kashingeri and Wale communities in Borno State disembarking at a camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, 30 July 2015. Photo by EPA

Jihadists 'to quit south Damascus districts' – sources

Dec 25, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Islamic State and Al Nusra Front are reportedly quitting the districts of Qadam Hajar Al Aswad and the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk

TOPSHOTS A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus after the Islamic State group seized large parts of it, a Palestinian official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / STR

US Democrats hit Trump, clash over response to extremism

Dec 20, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says rival Donald Trump is becoming ISIS best recruiter

2015, the year that ISIS terror went global

Dec 20, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Over the past 12 months the group that took root in Iraq and in the chaos of the Syrian war has turned its focus from territorial gains to hitting at distant enemies

RESCUE. Wounded people are evacuated from the Stade de France in Paris, France, November 13, 2015, after explosions were reported. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

6 Russians killed in Mali hotel attack – foreign ministry

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED Five of the slain Russians are believed to have come from the central Ulyanovsk region

TROOPS. Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20. Photo by Habibou Kouyate/AFP

ISIS claims deadly Iraq mosque attack

Nov 21, 2015 - 6:19 PM

ISIS frequently carries out attacks against civilians from Iraq s Shiite Muslim majority whom it considers to be heretics

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:40 PM

2nd UPDATE The assault is claimed by the Al Qaeda affiliate Al Murabitoun group led by notorious one eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

MALI HOTEL SEIGE. Members of special forces stand guard in front of the entrance of the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20 after the assault of security forces. Photo by Habibou Kouyate/AFP