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NIA conducts searches in Hyderabad and Maharashtra against IS module

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at two locations here Saturday in connection with an Islamic state module case

Apr 20, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

J&K police helps reunite three missing boys with their families

The reason why the three had gone missing is being ascertained even as locals hail the prompt police action in bringing them back home.

Mar 25, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

SDF fighters, who besieged Baghouz for weeks while planes pounded from above, paraded in memory of 11,000 comrades killed in years of fighting against IS. A band played the American national anthem. 

Mar 24, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, confirms US

The US Defense Department on Friday stated that the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria.

Mar 22, 2019, 21:59 PM IST

US-backed fighters clear area around last Islamic State Syria pocket: SDF official

Islamic State`s defeat at Baghouz would end its territorial control over the third of Syria and Iraq it held in 2014 as it sought to carve out a huge caliphate in the region.

Mar 20, 2019, 19:38 PM IST

US-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

US-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State`s last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said.

Mar 19, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Gun fire, landmines slow SDF advance in ruins of Islamic State's Syrian territory

The defeat of Islamic State at Baghouz will mark a milestone in the campaign against the jihadist group.

Mar 11, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Jamaat-E-Islami established strong links with ISI

Jamaat-e-Islami, which was banned by the government recently, has established strong links with Pakistan's ISI.

Mar 10, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

The SDF has said it wants to ensure all civilians have been evacuated before launching a final assault on the besieged enclave of Baghouz.

Mar 07, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

US judge declines to speed up IS bride's case

At age 19, Hoda Muthana travelled to Syria to join the IS. Five years later, Muthana has now said that she regrets what she did and wants to return to the US.

Mar 05, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

Doctor detained in Maharashtra for funding IS suspects

More information will come out during interrogation of the doctor, officials said.

Mar 05, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

Syria fighters say IS still holds civilians, slowing attack

Islamic State faces defeat in the last shred of its main territory in Syria and Iraq where it announced a "caliphate" in 2014, suffering years of steady retreats after arousing global fury through grotesque displays of cruelty.

Mar 04, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

On brink of Syria defeat, Islamic State unleashes car bombs

Capturing the village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose "caliphate" covered roughly one third ofone-thirdd Iraq at its height in 2014.

Mar 03, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

84 die fleeing Islamic State in Deir al-Zor in east Syria: UN

At least 84 people, two-thirds of them young children, have died since December on their way to al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State in the Deir al-Zor region, the United Nations said on Friday.

Mar 01, 2019, 18:16 PM IST

Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

Western countries refusing to repatriate jihadists were not living up to their responsibilities and leaving countries like Turkey to face the consequences.

Feb 21, 2019, 20:35 PM IST

US-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

The SDF and the US-backed coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.

Feb 21, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US: Trump

Muthana, now 24, was a college student when she travelled to Syria over four years ago to join IS.

Feb 21, 2019, 10:20 AM IST

Islamic State closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

Baghouz is the final scrap of ground left to Islamic State in the Euphrates valley region that became its last major stronghold in Iraq and Syria after a series of catastrophic defeats in 2017. 

Feb 20, 2019, 22:26 PM IST

US-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.

Feb 18, 2019, 20:59 PM IST

US cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: US commander

With US-backing, the SDF has routed Islamic State and is on the verge of recapturing the final bits of its once sprawling territory.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:58 AM IST