France says air strikes take out weapons arsenal in Iraq

French fighter jets destroyed 12 buildings in Iraq holding an arsenal of weapons under control of Islamic State militants, France`s chief of staff of armed forces said on Friday.

IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault

A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists.

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: Police
Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: Police

The gunman in Wednesday`s attack on Canada`s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.

'Islamic State among world`s richest militant groups'
'Islamic State among world`s richest militant groups'

The Islamic State has fast become one of the world`s wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday.

Malaysia charges three with supporting Islamic State

A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the militants fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Airstrikes target oil filed in eastern Syria

Activists say the US-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.

Islamist head says `Tunisia model` way to defeat IS

Tunisia`s transition to democracy serves as an example of how to defeat extremists such as the Islamic State jihadist group, the leader of the country`s powerful Islamist movement said.

US-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: Monitor
US-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: Monitor

Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

US envoy indicates Britain may join Syria action

Britain may join the United States "shoulder to shoulder" in operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a US general and presidential envoy said on Wednesday.

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town Kobane
Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town Kobane

 Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobane to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region`s first military foray into Syria`s war.

Three suspected jihadists arrested in Belgium probe

Belgian police arrested three men Wednesday on suspicion of membership of a terrorist organisation as part of a probe into jihadist fighters travelling to Syria, prosecutors said.

US confirms one cache of arms fell in hands of Islamic State

 The US today confirmed that the Islamic State has seized at least one bundle of arms supply airdropped by it for the Kurdish fighters near the Syrian town of Kobane.

Kurdish fighters killed in Kobane buried in Turkey

Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters, two men and a woman barely out of her teens, to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani.

Warplanes seized by IS destroyed, claims Syrian government

 The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported Wednesday.

Female terror suspect held over Syria investigation

 A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of "preparation of terrorist acts" linked to Syria, Scotland Yard said today.

Iraqi Kurds approve deploying forces to Syria`s Kobane
Iraqi Kurds approve deploying forces to Syria`s Kobane

Iraqi Kurdish regional lawmakers Wednesday approved the deployment of security forces to the Syrian town of Kobane to help Kurds battling the Islamic State jihadist group, the parliament speaker said.

US probing arms seizure by IS

 The Pentagon is investigating if one of the 28 caches of weapons and medical supplies airdropped to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has been seized by the radicals, officials said.

Three US girls attempting to join IS detained in Germany
Three US girls attempting to join IS detained in Germany

Three American teenage girls, who were on their way to Syria allegedly to join the Islamic State terror group, were detained in Germany and sent back to the US, FBI officials said.

IS video shows militants seizing weapons for Kurds, US orders probe
IS video shows militants seizing weapons for Kurds, US orders probe

The United States has ordered a probe after a video, showing Islamic State (IS) militants seizing weapons meant for Kurdish fighters, surfaced.

Britain sends drones to fly over Syria

 The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria.