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US retains Pakistan on religious watch list

Islamabad: The US has retained Pakistan among the countries that tolerate religious discrimination, according to a State Department statement. The determination, made on December 18, includes Myanmar, China, Erit­r­­ea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkm­enistan among the states that have been re-designated as “Countries of Particular Concern (CPC)”, Dawn news reported on […]

IS confirms death of Baghdadi

Cairo: The Islamic State terror organisation on Thursday confirmed the death of Abu Bak al-Baghdadi who was killed in a US raid in northern Syria. The IS also named Abu Ibrahim Al Qurayshi its new leader, Efe news reported. A spokesperson for the terror organization, Abu Hasan al Mohager, was also killed, the group announced […]

Terror Attack In Pakistan: 8 Soldiers, 7 Civil Security Personnel Killed
12 Islamic State Militants Killed In Iraq

Baghdad: A total of 12 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Wednesday in a raid and an airstrike in the Iraqi provinces of Salahudin and Diyala, respectively, security sources said. In Salahudin, an army force raided a house used as an IS hideout at a village in northwest of the provincial capital Tikrit, some […]

US airstrike kills 17 IS militants in southwestern Libya

Tripoli: The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said it carried out an airstrike that killed Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Libya, in coordination with the UN-backed government. “In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in southwest Libya on Sept. 26, 2019,” AFRICOM said […]

Terror Attack In Pakistan: 8 Soldiers, 7 Civil Security Personnel Killed
IB issues terror alert ahead of Eid

New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has issued an alert about Islamic State (IS) and ISI-backed terrorist groups planning attacks in India on the occasion of Eid on Monday. In a confidential report issued to state police units and police headquarters on Friday, the IB said that ISI-backed jehadi groups may carry out terror acts […]

IS captive reveals helping CIA hunt for Baghdadi

London: The most senior female Islamic State (IS) captive has played a central role in the CIA’s hunt Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, helping identify safe houses used by the fugitive terror leader and in one case pinpointing his location in Mosul, Iraq, the Guardian reported. The captive, Nisrine Assad Ibrahim, better known as Umm Sayyaf, has […]

IS claims forming 'province' in India, security agencies junk it

New Delhi: After the Army said it had “eliminated” Ishfaq Sofi of ISJK (Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir), the terror outfit has reportedly claimed to have established a “province” in India, which was rubbished by the Indian security apparatus. Sofi alias Abdullah Bhai, a local terrorist and close aide of one of the most wanted […]

IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Baghdad: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad’s sprawling Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on Thursday evening. Fifteen […]

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IS threat to India, Bangladesh; new 'emir' named in Bengal

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi: Amid developments after the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka which claimed 253 lives, an Islamic State (IS) affiliate group, “Al-Mursalat”, has been reportedly planning to carry out similar attacks in India and Bangladesh with its announcement of appointing a new “emir” (chief) in Bengal, sources said. The emir of […]

22 IS militants killed, 2 captured in Afghanistan

Kabul: Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and two others captured on Tuesday as security forces stormed their hideouts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, an official statement said. According to the statement, the special operations were launched in the early hours of Tuesday against the hideouts in Khogiani district, reports Xinhua news agency. Four hideouts […]

IS claims responsibility for SL ambush that killed 17

Colombo: The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for an “ambush” carried out by three jihadis in Sri Lanka, saying that it caused 17 deaths after authorities in the island nation confirmed 16 dead in an operation in Kalmunai city. An Arabic language statement on the group’s official al-Amaq news agency on Saturday […]

IS claims responsibility for attack in Pakistan's Quetta

Islamabad: The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a vegetable and fruit market in Pakistan’s city of Quetta. The militant group said in a statement on Saturday that one of its members carried out the suicide attack that killed and injured several Shiite community members and Pakistani troops, Xinhua reported. There […]

Security forces arrest top IS leader in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli: Libyan security forces have arrested a senior Islamic State (IS) leader in the city of Sirte, said an official on conditions of anonymity. Khalifa Barq was taken from his home by a special security force, the official of Sirte security department told Xinhua news agency on Friday. “The operation was based on intelligence information […]

Baghdadi fled Iraq in 'yellow taxi' to avoid suspicion

Baghdad: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion. An intelligence source claimed the IS chief was hiding in Rawa, northwestern Iraq, when troops entered Qaim some 50 miles away near the Syrian border, the Daily Mail reported. Al-Baghdadi felt his presence […]

Suicide bomb kills 75 in Syria

Damascus: At least 75 people were killed and 140 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said children were among those killed in the blast that took place Saturday evening on […]

Gujarat CM demands Ahmed Patel's resignation over alleged link to IS suspect

Gandhinagar/New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani demanded resignation of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel from the Rajya Sabha on Friday alleging him to have link with a suspected IS terrorist arrested earlier in the week from Bharuch. However, Ahmed Patel refuted the charges laid against him. Rupani, who also sought Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s […]

Syrian army defeats IS in Homs countryside

Damascus: The Syrian army and allied fighters have dislodged Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the eastern countryside of Homs province in central Syria. The army finished its operations in Homs, capturing 1,800 square km from IS, Xinhua cited state news agency SANA as saying on Friday. The achievement came after the army fully defeated […]

US state government websites hacked with pro-IS message

Washington: Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message, the media reported. “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries,” said the message on Sunday, which was left by “Team […]

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

London: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s London attack, media reports said. According to a report in the BBC on Sunday, IS’ news outlet Amaq, on the messaging app Telegram, said “a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday”. An IS group propaganda outlet exhorted […]

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IS has failed to create base in India: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Islamic State (IS) has failed to make its base in India, which has the second largest Muslim population in the world. “India is the second country with the highest number of Muslims. Despite having that large a Muslim population, the IS has failed to spread […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi addresses the media in Ankara
Iraqi forces in last stages of defeating IS in Mosul: PM

Baghdad: Iraqi forces are in the last stages of defeating the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the remaining neighbourhoods of the western side of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said. Abadi made the statement on Monday during a visit to the battleground in western Mosul, where he met commanders of the Iraqi security forces […]

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IS claims Manchester concert attack that killed 22

Manchester: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast that tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, killing 22 persons. At least 59 people were also injured in the blast set off when the attacker detonated an improvised explosive device, […]

Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds

Washington: 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. “Yesterday, the president authorized the Department of Defense to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory […]

Australian teenager left explosives at home before joining IS

An Australian teenager who has been linked to a suicide bombing attack in Iraq, left improvised explosive devices (IED) at his family home in Melbourne before going to Syria, media reported today

45 killed in car bombing in Libya, IS claims responsibility

At least 45 people were killed when three car bombs exploded simultaneously at three places in the eastern Libyan city of Al-Gubba, security sources said, even as Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibily for the attacks