13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Europe 11/26/19, 02:10

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa’s Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global fight against extremism. Attackers linked to ...

Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

World 11/06/19, 10:54

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman ...

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader’s sister in Syria

Asia & Pacific 11/04/19, 16:18

Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as ...

Military dog hurt in al-Baghdadi raid is K-9 combat veteran

Politics 10/30/19, 17:46

The military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that led to the death of the Islamic State leader was hurt after being exposed to live electrical cables but has returned to active duty, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, who leads U.S. Central Command, told reporters the dog ...

France seeks to save IS jihadis from death penalties in Iraq

Europe 05/28/19, 04:06

France's foreign minister says his government is working to spare four French former members of the Islamic State group from execution after Iraq sentenced them to death.However, France has made no effort to bring back captured French IS fighters, including the four sentenced this week.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated ...

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

World 05/06/19, 09:37

Two people were arrested after mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops and vehicles in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church on Easter, police said Monday.Residents of the seaside town of Negombo said the mostly Catholic attackers stoned and vandalized shops on Sunday night. It was unclear ...

IS leader outlines path forward for his group post-caliphate

World 05/01/19, 06:31

No longer burdened by territory and administration, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined the new path forward for his group: Widen your reach, connect with far-flung militant groups and exhaust your enemies with a "war of attrition."The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka a week before his video ...

After Sri Lanka blasts, government targets the niqab veil

World 04/29/19, 10:41

As Sri Lanka's long civil war ended in this once-contested region along its eastern coast, Muslim women eager to show their piousness began wearing the black niqab veil to hide their faces.Now in the wake of Easter suicide attacks launched by Islamic State group-linked militants that killed over 250 people, ...

IS claims 3 militants who blew up during Sri Lanka raid

Asia & Pacific 04/27/19, 19:51

The Islamic State group has claimed three of the militants killed in a shootout with police in eastern Sri Lanka.In a statement published early Sunday by the extremists' Aamaq news agency, IS gave their noms du guerre as Abu Hammad, Abu Sufyan and Abu al-Qa'qa.It says they opened fire with ...

Indian police uncovered a plot, but Sri Lanka didn’t act

World 04/27/19, 08:26

While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest Islamic State group-linked attack in South Asia.Police were investigating suspected sympathizers of the withered caliphate in southern India when a name they had no record of surfaced — National Towheed ...

Sri Lanka says 2 militants, civilian killed in fresh raid

Asia & Pacific 04/26/19, 21:36

Sri Lanka's military says soldiers are raiding an area in the country's east where a gunfight between troops and suspects linked to the Easter suicide bombings killed two militants and one civilian.Maj. Gen. Aruna Jayasekara, the local military commander, said Saturday that at least three people were wounded in the ...

Update: Australia says Sri Lanka bombings had IS support

Asia & Pacific 04/25/19, 22:06

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):7:10 a.m.Australia's prime minister says the Sri Lankan militants blamed for the Easter attacks in that country had support from the Islamic State group.Sri Lankan PM issues warning after Easter bombingsPrime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters Friday that ties ...

Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

World 04/25/19, 12:10

The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than the number announced earlier by the U.S.-led coalition, Amnesty International and a London-based watchdog group said Thursday.Amnesty and Airwars said ...

Interview: Sri Lanka’s PM says potential bombers at large

Asia & Pacific 04/25/19, 10:32

Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives.Some of the suspects "may go out for a suicide attack," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press.Wickremesinghe spoke frankly about ...

Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event

Asia & Pacific 04/24/19, 22:34

Australia's prime minister on Thursday played down any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders at the Gallipoli peninsula.A Syrian national was detained in Tekirdag province before the ...

Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of IS legacy

Asia & Pacific 04/24/19, 01:20

When Ahmed Khalil ran out of work as a van driver in the Iraqi city of Mosul three years ago, he signed up with the Islamic State group's police force, believing the salary would help keep his struggling family afloat.But what he wound up providing was a legacy that would ...

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 22:44

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday ...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 01:13

The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivety, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group.Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they say they ...

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