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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Iraq forces retake last town in country held by Islamic State: Army

Iraqi forces said they retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group near the border with Syria today in a lightning offensive.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:29 PM IST

Islamic State has lost 95 percent of its 'caliphate': US-led coalition

Islamic State swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014, declaring a cross-border "caliphate" in territory roughly the size of Britain, attracting thousands of foreign fighters.

Nov 16, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Islamic State jihadists retake nearly half of Syria border town Albu Kamal

Islamic State group jihadists have retaken nearly half of Albu Kamal in eastern Syria in a counter-attack on what had been the last significant town under their full control, a monitor said Friday.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Sister of New York attack suspect says he may have been brainwashed; appeals to Trump

The sister of the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York said her brother might have been brainwashed and appealed to US President Donald Trump on Friday to ensure he gets a fair trial.

Nov 04, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Italy seizes $80 million worth of ISIS 'fighter drug' en route India to Libya

The painkiller has been described as the "fighter drug" as it is known to be popular among militants for its ability to dull pain and suppress fatigue.

Nov 04, 2017, 08:21 AM IST

Kerala fast becoming ISIS 'recruitment hub'; many Keralites believed to have joined terror outfit in Syria

In the recent times, Kerala has fast emerged as a hot bed of terror-related activities with many having close links with the Syria and Iraq-based global terror outfit Islamic State.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Russian Navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria

Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria`s Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Friday.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Islamic State praises jihadist attacks in Philippines, Iran

A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday.

Jun 13, 2017, 08:38 AM IST

Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini`s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday. 

Jun 09, 2017, 19:36 PM IST

Woman detonates bomb in crowded market in Iraq, killing at least 30

Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, south of Baghdad.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

Islamic state claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

May 26, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

Syria Army seizes airbase from Islamic State: military source, monitor

Syria`s Army captured an airbase in eastern Aleppo from the Islamic State group on Saturday, after more than two months of fierce clashes, a military source and monitor said.

May 13, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Donald Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds, a key force in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

May 10, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

No information about death of Indian in US' MOAB attack on ISIS target in Afghanistan: Govt official

A government official on Wednesday said there was no information about death of any Indian in the April 13 bombing by the US on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan.

Apr 19, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Thirteen Indians among terrorists killed in US' MOAB bombing

Thirteen Indian nationals who had joined Daesh were among those killed in the MOAB bombing in Afghanistan`s Achin district.

Apr 18, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

Syria will pay heavy price for use of chemical weapons: US

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that Syria will pay a "very, very stiff price" if it used chemical weapons again and asserted that America's top priority in Syria remained fighting the Islamic State militant group.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

Islamic State now controls less than 7% of Iraq: Army

The Islamic State group now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it held nearly three years ago, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

US informed Russia ahead of cruise missile strikes on Syria base

The US military gave Russian forces advanced notice of its strikes on a Syrian airbase and did not hit sections of the base where the Russians were believed to be present, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Thursday.

Apr 07, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa: Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it believed the strike was carried out by the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

'ISIS letter' in Varanasi challenges Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to stop mayhem on March 24

In a new challenge for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath an anonymous letter allegedly carrying threatening message from terror outfit Islamic State, has been found from Varanasi's Mirzamurad area.

Mar 22, 2017, 12:32 PM IST