Islamic State

Trump confirms death of Islamic State chief Baghdadi in US raid

President Donald Trump says that elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, dying "like a dog," in a daring, nighttime raid by US special forces deep in northwest Syria.

February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018

Stabbings in Melbourne, Dhaka: The sisters 'acted as lone wolves'

The Bangladeshi girl arrested in Australia on charges of stabbing a man in Melbourne had been in a relationship with Najibullah Ansari, who reportedly went to Iraq and joined Islamic State, investigators said yesterday.

December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017

IS threatens to attack US

Islamic State threatens attacks on US soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, one of the group's social media accounts reported without giving any details.

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

Putin, Trump agree to defeat IS in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, in a joint statement on Syria, agreed to continue joint efforts on fighting Islamic State until it is defeated, the Kremlin says.

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

Uzbek man charged in NY attack said he 'felt good'

An Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, tells investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning the attack a year ago.

October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017

Islamic State claims Las Vegas shooting, says attacker recent convert to Islam

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded over 400 in Las Vegas early today, and said the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago.

October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017

No evidence Las Vegas shooter tied to militant group-U.S. officials

Officials say that there are no evidence that the shooter who has killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas was tied to any international militant group, though one official says security agencies are examining an Islamic State claim of responsibility.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, the Pentagon said on Friday.

June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017

57 dead in US-led strikes on IS Syria prison

US-led coalition air strikes on a jail run by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least 57 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

IS 'blows up' Mosul landmark mosque

Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself "caliph" in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said.

April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017

Islamist arrested over soccer bus attack was IS member in Iraq

German prosecutors issued an arrest warrant against a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained following an attack on a bus carrying players of a top soccer team, saying on Thursday they believed he was a member of Islamic State.