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Tag: Islamic State

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi
Islamic State Leader Killed In US Raid Where Does This Leave The Terrorist Group?

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed as he exploded a bomb at his compound in the country's northwestern Idlib province. The blast also caused the death of members of his family, including children, U.S. officials said.

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IS Leader Dead Following US Raid In Syria

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, died when he detonated an explosive device during a US military raid in Syria that aimed to kill or capture him, a Pentagon official said.

IS Attack Near Baghdad: 4 Killed, 3 Injured
IS Attack Near Baghdad: 4 Killed, 3 Injured

Baghdad: Four people were killed and three others injured in an Islamic State (IS) attack near Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Monday. The attack took place late Sunday night when four IS militants attacked a military position manned by a government-backed paramilitary Sunni group known as Sahwa in the al-Radwaniyah area, Xinhua news agency […]

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Christian Women Lured Into IS Trap, Alleges Kerala Church

Kochi: Kicking up a debate, an influential Catholic Church in Kerala has said “Love Jihad is a reality” and alleged that scores of women from Christian community from the southern state were being lured into the trap of Islamic State and used in terror activities. The synod of Syro-Malabar Church, an apex body of Catholic […]

Column: Baghdadi Is Dead, Not the IS

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Islamic State (IS) chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have killed himself by detonating a suicide vest to avoid capture by the US forces inside a tunnel in Syria on October 26 but his violent legacy is still being discussed amidst fears that his followers may soon re-group themselves under a new […]

NIA Arrests Al-Qaeda Conspirator From West Bengal
Turkey Captures Baghdadi's Sister In Syria

Ankara: Turkish forces have captured slain Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s sister in northern Syria, a government official confirmed here on Tuesday. The 65-year-old woman, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained on Monday alongside several family members near the Syrian town of Azaz, which is controlled by Turkish-backed forces in the region, Efe […]

ISIS Chief Dead In US Raid In Northwest Syria: Trump

Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State, has been killed by the US special forces in a raid in northwest Syria on Saturday, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday. President Trump confirmed the death of the ISIS leader during a press conference at the White House. “Last night the United States […]

US Conducts Operation Against IS' Al-Baghdadi: Reports

Washington: The US military has conducted an operation against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the BBC said on Sunday citing American media reports as saying. Earlier in the day, CNN, citing a senior US defence official and an informed source, reported that al-Baghdadi was killed in a […]

US Forces Move 1,500 IS Women From Syria To Iraq

Damascus: The US forces in Syria have moved more than 1,500 Islamic State (IS) women from Syria to Iraq since Turkey launched an assault in northern Syria on October 9, state news agency SANA reported. As the US forces are withdrawing from northern Syria in tandem with the Turkish assault on the Kurdish militia, the […]

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 […]

Facebook Removed 26Mn Terror-Related Content In 2 Years

San Francisco: Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company. “We have identified a wide range of groups as terrorist […]

NIA Arrests Al-Qaeda Conspirator From West Bengal
Hashd Shaabi forces repel IS attack in eastern Iraq

Baghdad: The paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, leaving a paramilitary fighter dead and three others wounded, a provincial security official said. The extremist IS militants attacked Hashd Shaabi positions near the town of Khanaqin, some 165 km northeast of the capital Baghdad, […]

Delhi-Amroha ISIS module: Court to consider NIA charge sheet on July 29

New Delhi: A Delhi Court will examine on July 29 the charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Islamic State (ISIS) Amroha-Delhi module case. ISIS is a Jihadist terror group based in Iraq and Syria. Special NIA Judge Rakesh Syal will examine the charge sheet, which names 10 accused, […]

Masked men carrying ISIS flags mark post Eid prayers on J&K streets

Srinagar: Scores of masked men displaying Islamic State, and Pakistan national flags appeared on Wednesday on the streets of the old city’s Nowhatta area here in Jammu and Kashmir and raised pro-Pakistan slogans. Immediately after the Eid prayers, scores of them came out carrying the IS, Lashkar e Taiba flags and raised slogans like “Musa, […]

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 […]

US-led coalition 'killed 1,300 civilians in Syria, Iraq'

Washington: The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group said on Friday that it has unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in Iraq and Syria since 2014. In a statement, the coalition said it had carried out 34,502 strikes since its air campaign against the IS began there nearly five years ago after the […]

Kashmir's Changing Terror Matrix: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death

New Delhi: As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley. Door 2 is only slightly ajar, but it is being kicked open […]

SL military says situation 'totally under control'

Colombo: The Sri Lanka military on Wednesday said the situation in the country was now “totally under control” following anti-Muslim violence earlier this week in several areas that left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed. A military official told Xinhua news agency that security still remained heightened in the North-Western Province […]

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew as riots spread

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday declared a nationwide curfew as anti-Muslim riots spread to parts of the island nation, just three weeks after multiple suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State killed over 250 people and injured hundreds. The curfew will remain in force till 4 a.m. Tuesday, said police spokesman S.P. Ruwan Gunasekara. Prime Minister […]

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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 […]

Sri Lanka cable operators block Zakir Naik's Peace TV

Colombo: The two largest cable operators of Sri Lanka have blocked controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV following the Easter Sunday carnage in the island nation in which 253 people died. India and Bangladesh have already banned Peace TV, which has often been used by the Islamic State recruiters for indoctrination and brainwashing […]

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 […]

Video of IS chief Baghdadi appears, cites Sri Lanka attacks

London: A man, appearing to be the Islamic State leader’s Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, has appeared in a video posted on the terror group’s media network, vowing more attacks in revenge for loss of the “caliphate’s territory”, reports said on Monday. In the video, Baghdadi, who has not been seen after announcing the “caliphate” across […]

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 […]

After Sri Lanka attacks, Goa starts beach patrolling

Panaji: After the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Goa Police has started special beach patrols, with armed policemen astride motorcycles who will patrol the beach belt to ward off threats from potential attacks, an official said on Wednesday. “The South Goa district police have stared special motor-cycle patrols in all our beach areas to ward off […]

Sri Lanka Easter bombing toll surges to 359

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday confirmed that Easter Sunday suicide bombings toll has touched 359 which includes several foreigners. So far 58 suspects have been arrested from different areas of the island, Police Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said. The Islamic State terror group (IS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks. At least 18 more suspects […]

Islamic State claims Sri Lanka carnage, toll is 321

Colombo: The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the horrific Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as the death toll in the carnage climbed to 321, including 10 Indians, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warning of more explosives and militants “out there” and that the Indian Embassy was also a “possible target”. The […]

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 […]

Two Kashmiri Islamic State militants arrested in Delhi

New Delhi: Two suspected Islamic State (IS) militants hailing from Jammu and Kashmir have been arrested from here, police said on Friday. The suspects were arrested from the Red Fort area on Thursday night, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, P.S. Kushwah said. Kushwah said the arrested were suspected to be associated with the global […]

Death toll in Kabul blasts rises to 25

Kabul: The death toll in a double suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State terror group, at a wrestling club in the Afghan capital has risen to 25, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The first explosion occurred at 5.55 p.m. on Wednesday after a terrorist shot dead a security guard and detonated his explosive […]

Italy deports Egyptian IS supporter

Rome: Italian authorities on Friday expelled a 29-year-old Egyptian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group who was willing to wage Jihad against western countries, the Interior Ministry said. The Egyptian, a Milan resident, was deported aboard a flight to Cairo from nearby Malpensa airport after police began tracking him in 2015, the ministry […]

11 killed in Afghanistan gunfight

Kabul: At least 11 people, including 10 Islamic State (IS) militants and a security personnel, have been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province, police said on Sunday. Nine IS militants and two security personnel also sustained injuries in the clashes, officials said. The clashes flared up after the IS militants attacked security checkpoints […]

Names of 39 Indians confirmed dead in Iraq

New Delhi: Of the 39 Indians whose killings in Iraq were confirmed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday, 27 were from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal. According to the External Affairs Ministry, those from Punjab were Dharminder Kumar, Harish Kumar, Harsimranjeet Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, […]

We can't confirm anybody's death sans concrete proof: Sushma

New Delhi: Facing a volley of questions on Tuesday after she confirmed in Parliament the death of 39 Indians who were reported missing in Iraq in 2014, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government cannot confirm any person’s death without concrete proof in hand and it was her duty to inform Parliament first about […]

39 Indians abducted by Islamic State in Mosul have died: Sushma

New Delhi: Thirty-nine Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014 are dead, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The minister told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests, she said. […]

Iraqi court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

Baghdad: An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death for joining the militant group Islamic State (IS), a judicial spokesman said. Abdul Sattar al-Biraqdar, spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, said on Sunday the convicted women confessed that they married IS militants and provided them logistical support, Xinhua news agency reported. Biraqdar added […]

No evidence 50 IS jihadists entered aboard migrant boats: Italy

Rome: Italy’s Interior Ministry on Wednesday rejected a report that 50 Tunisian fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group may have entered Italy aboard migrant ships, saying there was “no evidence” for such claims. “There is no evidence that 50 ISIS fighters have come to Italy on board migrant ships as reported by Interpol,” the […]

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 […]

Russian airstrikes kill 120 IS militants, 60 mercenaries in Syria

Moscow: About 120 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 60 foreign mercenaries in Syria were killed in airstrikes launched by Russia over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. The Russian airstrikes destroyed an IS strongpoint in the town of Albu Kamal near the Syrian-Iraqi border, killing about 40 militants […]