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Mainly Muslim Dagestan is the principal breeding ground for Islamic militants in Russia and sees regular attacks on police and officials.
GRAVES and monuments to fallen British servicemen were smashed in a mindless rampage by Islamic militants. The graves of children were also targeted as the al-Qaeda thugs left a trail of destruction in the former British colony of Aden, Yemen.
A police officer stands guard near a bomb disposal truck at the entrance to the North Sumatra Regional police headquarters in Medan, Indonesia, Sunday, June 25, 2017.
One month after declaring martial law on the southern island of Mindanao, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed success this week in preventing groups linked to Islamic State from declaring a mini-caliphate on the island. The order in late ...
IRBIL, Iraq - The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul - the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group's self-styled ...
With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret.
It comes as the South-East Asian nation was rocked by a fifth week of deadly fighting between troops and Islamist militants in the country's south. A police report said about 300 armed men, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ...
National police chief Tito Karnavian said on Wednesday security has been tightened ahead of this weekend's Eid al-Fitr festival that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. He said 38 suspected militants had been detained in recent weeks.
Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which changed its name to Sinai State and declared loyalty to the Islamic State, claimed responsibility for most of the terrorist attacks, including those against Coptic churches that killed dozens and wounded ...
In October 2014, I analysed some of the implications of minutes reflecting the deliberations of the most senior military and intelligence officials of the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime during a "Joint Military and Security ...
(IraqiNews.com) Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes by the Iraqi jets that targeted IS locations in Hawija and Tal Afar, the war Media Cell said.
pro Islamic State militant attack Philippines Mindanao Island Smoke billows from burning buildings in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on June 18, 2017, after Philippine Airforce planes pounded Islamist militants' positions. Philippine troops ...
During the last eight months, Iraqi forces have fought to corner Islamic State militants into an ever-dwindling area of the city of Mosul.
The international coalition backs the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led alliance that has been fighting against the Islamic State since 6 June in al-Raqqa, the terror organisation's main stronghold in Syria since it established its self ...
Khartoum (Reuters) - Qamr al-Dawla Abdullah had never met his niece and nephew who grew up in Libya, where their father Yehia was killed fighting alongside Islamic State, but he stood tearfully at Khartoum's airport on Tuesday waiting to pick them up.
A Philippine soldier watches as an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) drives past at a checkpoint set up on a highway in Balo-i on the southern island of Mindanao, as security forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside a southern city.
A police report said about 300 armed men, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), stormed the school early on Wednesday.
Smoke billows from the positions of the Islamic State militants after an airstrike in western Mosul, Iraq June 19, 2017.
Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines launched coordinated maritime patrols on Monday to intensify their fight against Islamic militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippine city. Defense ministers and military ...
The Hasm militant group says in a statement released on Monday that "members of the security forces are legitimate targets" since they have shed "the blood of peaceful demonstrators.
Next Story al-Qaida-linked militants staged Mali resort attack; 5 dead ... An al-Qaida-linked Islamic militant group has said it staged Sunday's attack on a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners, killing five people, including a Portuguese ...
(Bamako, Mali) - An al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant group said Monday it staged an attack the previous day on a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners, killing five people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European ...
The leader of a Sunni Muslim militant group was killed by the Revolutionary Guards in southeast Iran during operations in recent days, the Islamic Republic news agency (IRNA) reported on Monday. Three members of the Ansar al-Furqan group, which has ...
Islamic militants stormed Marawi three weeks ago, leaving 290 people dead, including 205 ISIS fighters, 58 soldiers and 26 civilians.
Iraqi Army troops and Sunni tribal fighters dislodged the Islamic State (IS) group from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.
Grand Imam Idah Ali of the Lanao Islamic Center in Baloi, just a few kilometres from Marawi, refused to denounce the militant movement saying speaking out could upset stakeholders in the conflict. "I cannot do anything about IS," he said. ... For many ...
A burning building this week in Marawi, The Philippines' only predominantly Muslim city. militants overran the city in May, announcing their intent to create an Islamic caliphate. Credit Romeo Ranoco/Reuters. MARAWI, Philippines - Three Christian ...
Iranian forces have killed two suspected members of an armed Sunni Muslim group in southeastern Iran and arrested five others, a minister said, accusing Saudi Arabia of "sponsoring terrorists" in the country.
Intense fighting started in the region almost a week ago when IS militants attacked Taliban positions. Initially, the Taliban managed to repel the attack and pushed IS back.
A Muslim man has been hailed as a hero in The Philippines after he hid 64 Christians from Islamist militants hunting them on the Filipino island of Mindanao.
Pakistan says a two-day military operation has killed 12 militants in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran.
The topic of this week's Majlis, or panel discussion, was the Central Asians who made their way to Syria and Iraq to join with militant groups fighting in those two countries. The Islamic State extremist group appears to now be making its last stand in ...
suspected militants drove a van into pedestrians at high speed on London Bridge on Saturday night before stabbing revelers on nearby streets, killing at least six people and wounding close to 50.
Joint patrols by three Southeast Asian countries in the Sulu sea may be the start of a larger regional effort to keep Islamic militants at bay, officials said Sunday. The patrols will be conducted by forces from ... Indonesia has the world's largest ...
MANILA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday invited Muslim rebels to join the Philippine military in the fight against ISIS militants. In a speech ... He added, "I am offering even to MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front ...
Singapore: On Sunday the Indonesian defence minister told an international security forum that there are about 1,200 Islamic State operatives in The Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia. Speaking in Singapore amid a bloody ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) At least 100 Islamic State militants were killed as Iraqi troops recaptured another district in western Mosul on Friday, Iraqi troops have declared.
Eight Christians who were killed when an Islamic State-linked group stormed a Filipino city late last month were shot to death because of their refusal to recite the Islamic declaration of faith, government officials have reportedly said. According to ...
"Despite having a large Muslim population, Islamic State has been unable to establish a hold in India. More than 90 ... in the region. 911 NDFB-S militants had been arrested and 52 killed in operations by Special Forces in North East, the Home Minister ...
Among Middle East and North African territories, Egypt stands out as a primary target, given the cocktail of challenges that position it as a center of radical Islam. President Sisi ... Most notably, Sisi brought a reality check to the Arab Spring when ...
U.S.-backed Syrian forces made new progress against Islamic State militants along the southern bank of the Euphrates river on Saturday as the coalition positions itself to launch a decisive bid for Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the militants' so ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, shakes hands with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, left, as Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne smiles while posing for a photograph before a trilateral meeting at the International Institute for ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNew.com) Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State have killed four members of the group in southern Kirkuk, a source said on ...
The storied ruins of Palmyra, Syria, have suffered massive damage under Islamic State occupation, but they're still standing.
Islamic militants have carried out several attacks in Niger, Mali and Algeria over the past 48 hours, leaving six dead and a number injured as the authorities of these countries continue to battle the insurgents.
Tanks arrive at a military camp in Iligan city to reinforce government troops who are battling Muslim militants who laid siege in Marawi city for over a week now Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in southern Philippines.
The violence is unfolding amid a 10-day deadly siege by Muslim militants aligned to the Islamic State group in the southern city of Marawi.
MANILA -- The government has beefed up its military presence in the southern Philippines in an effort to recover Marawi, a city partly controlled by terrorists linked to Islamic State, in time for a self-imposed Friday deadline. On Thursday, 400 ...
In the video, militants vowed to target Egypt's Coptic minority, which raised questioned as to the size and presence of this militant group in Libya, as well as the ideologies of similar groups that sought refuge there. In this report, Egypt ...
Just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad, the so-called Islamic State, which also goes by the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and ...


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