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Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture

Baghdadi would sometimes hold strategy talks with his commanders in moving minibuses packed with vegetables in order to avoid detection, Ismael al-Ethawi told officials after he was arrested by Turkish authorities and handed to the Iraqis.

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.

Instructions from headquarters: New guerrilla manual of IS

After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.

Afghan-based IS expands, new challenge to Trump

An Islamic State offshoot based near the Afghan-Pakistan border is expanding to new areas, recruiting fighters and widening the reach of attacks in the region, members of the movement and Afghan officials said.

East Aleppo evacuation underway

An operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo is under way despite an earlier attack on a medical convoy by pro-government forces.

Aleppo battle ends after years of bloodshed

Rebel resistance in the Syrian city of Aleppo ends after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment, as insurgents agree to withdraw in a ceasefire.

April 8, 2017
April 8, 2017

Sweden truck attack: Man held for 'terrorist crime'

A truck ploughs into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017

London attack: Police make 2 more 'significant arrests'

Two more people are arrested over Wednesday's terror attack in London, police say, also giving the attacker's birth name as Adrian Russell and appealing to the public for information about him.

March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017

Afghan-based IS expands, new challenge to Trump

An Islamic State offshoot based near the Afghan-Pakistan border is expanding to new areas, recruiting fighters and widening the reach of attacks in the region, members of the movement and Afghan officials said.

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

East Aleppo evacuation underway

An operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo is under way despite an earlier attack on a medical convoy by pro-government forces.

December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016

Aleppo battle ends after years of bloodshed

Rebel resistance in the Syrian city of Aleppo ends after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment, as insurgents agree to withdraw in a ceasefire.

November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016

Syria conflict: Death toll at 32 in renewed air strikes

Air strikes pound neighbourhoods around a children's hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Wednesday in a second day of renewed bombing that has killed at least 32 people, a war monitor, medics and emergency workers says.

November 14, 2016
November 14, 2016

Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump's shock US presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields.

November 4, 2016
November 4, 2016

Iraqi forces take six districts of eastern Mosul

Troops from Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) capture six districts of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military statement says on Friday.

November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016

Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

Jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a "caliphate" two years ago.

October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016

Southeast Asia could be next ISIS battleground: Experts

As ISIS loses ground in Middle East, there are fears it will take its fight elsewhere, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.