Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) | The Daily Star
  • Special drive against militants from tomorrow

    Police will launch seven-day clampdown on militants and criminals across the country in the wake of recent murders, which law enforcers think are works of militants. The decision came at a meeting at Police Headquarters in Dhaka.

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    DMP announces bounty for 6 Ansarullah men

    DMP announces Tk 5 lakh bounty on each of two Ansarullah organisers while Tk 2 lakh for each of four members of the banned militant outfit for their alleged link with recent militant attacks in the country.

  • 8 Bangladeshis held in Singapore for plotting attacks back home

    Singapore says it has arrested eight Bangladeshi workers, who were planning to stage terror attacks back home. The country’s home ministry releases a kill-list found with them, which include MPs, ministers and media personnel. Meanwhile, in Dhaka, cops arrest five other Bangladeshi nationals, who were repatriated from Singapore after the authorities found that they possessed and/or proliferated jihadi-related materials, or supported the use of armed violence.

  • Tailor killed in Tangail, ‘IS claims responsibility’

    Bike-riding assailants stab dead a middle-aged Hindu tailor in Tangail. Hours later, US-based SITE Intelligence Group tweet that international militant outfit Islamic State have claimed credit for the murder saying that he blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

  • No IS in Bangladesh: Home minister

    There is no existence of Islamic State in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan reaffirms.

  • Unlike any that came before

    Evidence emerged in 2014 that the IS' success in the battlefield had a lot to do with the disenfranchised Ba'ath party members of Iraq.

  • First attacker identified from Paris carnage

    French police identify first of seven gunmen who killed at least 129 people in a wave of carnage claimed by Islamic State group, as international investigators stepped up their probes into Paris's worst ever attacks.

  • 'Islamic State': Let it not be a red herring

    The quick 'acknowledgment' of the killings by the IS, the method of which does not fit the IS footprint, raises doubts about the veracity of the post. However, let the IS issue not be a red herring.

  • IS or not, how does it matter?

    While it is essential to eliminate IS link without dismissing outright the possibility of their existence in this country, it is also essential to identify and nab the perpetrators, keeping our mind open to all the possible motives for the killings.

  • US counterterrorism strategy in South Asia

    The U.S.-led coalition military strategy in Afghanistan and the adjacent border areas of Pakistan has drawn huge criticisms for its over-reliance on the use of coercive force and utter negligence of peace, reconciliation, and reconstruction efforts.