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With the high-profile, headline-grabbing ISIS "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria mostly dismantled, it's tempting to think that a good deal of steam has gone out of the terrorist movement. But ISIS survives in scattered enclaves there, globally and online. Meanwhile, al-Qaida is reviving in several parts of the world, ...
An estimated total of 280 Dutch went to fight in the Syrian civil war. At the start of 2015, 40 had returned to the Netherlands. By the end of 2017, that number gradually increased to 50, according to the Egmont Institute. Those figures correspond to data from Dutch intelligence service AIVD and American ...

Trinidad and Tobago has been revealed to have one of the world's highest Daesh volunteer rates, according to a report by The Guardian. Over a hundred of the Caribbean nation's citizens have left the country to join the armed religious fundamentalist group, including women and children. Radio Sputnik ...
Alarmingly, in September last year, an IS flag bearing the message "The khilafat (caliphate) is coming" was even seen hoisted on a pedestrian bridge near Iqbal town in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital (Express Tribune, September 24, 2017). ISK-P has extended its influence through alliances with, ...
... has long and glorious history in Sokoto caliphate. It was first conferred on Ubandoma Abubakar by Sultan Abdulrahman who ruled from 1891 to 1902. The second Ubandoma, Malam Ahmadu, was appointed in 1938. It is instructive to note that Malam Ahmadu is the grandfather of the present Ubandoma.
ISIL has virtually given up on promoting the its self-styled caliphate through social media as it focuses on efforts to recruit fighters following major losses on the battlefield, according to a new report. The output of the group's propaganda machine was cut by nearly two-thirds during 2017 as its leaders were ...

The caliphate was supposed to comprise sleeper cells and underground members of SIMI and IM, apart from the cadres formed by Tauqeer in Bihar and Jharkhand. To train these members, camps were organised at various places and recruits shown videos of Gujarat riots to brainwash them into joining a ...
More than four years ago, IS operated an Islamic "governorate" in Idlib, but it was kicked out of the province in early 2014 by Islamist fighters and allied rebels. Those fighters went on to oust the regime from the province too, as IS extended its Islamic "caliphate" across swaths of Iraq and Syria -- but not Idlib.
Recently, the IS's anasheed focused on the everlasting essence of its caliphate: in June 2017, the group released a nasheed titled "My State Remains," which claimed that the IS "is remaining, not vanishing," and that "its path will not be eliminated." Similarly, in November 2017, another IS nasheed was published under the ...
On June 29, 2014, the spokesman for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, proudly announced to the world that the "the sun of jihad has risen…the flag of the Islamic State…a dream that lives in the depths of every Muslim believer," now represented more than an arcane, ...
Aided by hawala funding from petrodollar-rich gulf countries, these seminaries were found to be indoctrinating young impressionable minds with what has been the wicked goal of ISIS to establish a global caliphate through a world-wide war. "There's a problem if we talk about a caliphate in public.
Islamic State retreats online to 'virtual caliphate' An Iraqi woman visits the grave of a relative, who was killed during battles with Islamic State (IS) group fighters, at a graveyard in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Baghdad, on Oct. 10, 2017. The Islamic State group once drew ...
In the absence of the torrent of propaganda that once characterized it, the virtual caliphate--the operations of which comprise much more than media production and dissemination--has also been evolving. As its offline manifestation has buckled and distorted, its online presence has come to look much ...
From having controlled an area almost the size of Italy, Daesh lost control of its last urban strongholds during the year, effectively ending its caliphate. A Daesh militant waves the groups flag in Mosul after its capture by the militants. Starting 2014, the militant group achieved dominance across almost every ...
Its much-vaunted caliphate has gone, crushed by the might of Russian, Syrian and US warplanes, Iran-backed militias, Kurdish forces and armies launched by Damascus and Baghdad. But while 2017 might have seen the end of Islamic State's dream of ruling over its twisted vision of an ideal society, the ...
But after a year in which U.S.-backed forces drove ISIS militants from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. analysts warn that ISIS is retreating into what some call a "virtual caliphate" from where it will attempt to inspire more lone wolf attacks in the West in an effort to remain relevant.
AKROTIRI, Cyprus (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus that they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicentre" of operations ...

Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicenter" of operations against Islamic State, which she ...
The calls for patience and steadfastness are consistent with other IS media products from the last few months, which emphasize the need for patience and the "remaining" of the IS's caliphate, even in the face of its physical destruction by the Iraqi military and Coalition forces. In June, the IS published a nasheed titled "My ...
Washington: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as Islamic State struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to ...
They carried these inherited behaviors into the caliphate formed by the Islamic State, a place that was supposed to be just and colorblind but instead reveled in violence and was studded with mini neocolonial enclaves, where British Pakistanis lorded over local Syrians, and Saudis lorded over everyone.
The collapse of the militants' self-professed caliphate over the course of this year raised hopes for family reunions. But, according to a tally kept by authorities in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish zone, as of late December barely half of those taken captive had been freed or managed to escape. Now that ...
From having controlled an area almost the size of Italy, Daesh lost control of its last urban strongholds during the year, effectively ending its caliphate. A Daesh militant waves the groups flag in Mosul after its capture by the militants. Starting 2014, the militant group achieved dominance across almost every ...
The "caliphate" may be in ruins, but that doesn't mean ISIS is gone forever. terror attacks are likely to increase in ... "This is a generational struggle," Ahmed explained, "And the simplicity of their approach, combined with their ability to still inspire, has the power to outlive the end of their physical caliphate.".
Days later, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate from the city's historic Nouri mosque. Almost three years on, in October 2016, the Iraqi government launched operations to retake the city. What followed was one of the most intense and brutal urban conflicts for generations. Middle East Eye ...
But after a year in which U.S.-backed forces drove ISIS militants from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. analysts warn that ISIS is retreating into what some call a "virtual caliphate" from where it will attempt to inspire more lone wolf attacks in the West in an effort to remain relevant.
CAIRO - 26 December 2017: The idea of recreating an "Islamic caliphate" in Turkey reflects a great contradiction in the state. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was accused in the Constitutional Court of having a hidden agenda to turn Turkey into an Islamic ...
AKROTIRI, Cyprus: Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus that they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicentre" of operations against ...
Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told British forces in Cyprus they should be proud of helping to crush the caliphate declared by the militants of Islamic State. Speaking at Britain's RAF Akrotiri base, May said facilities on the island were the "epicenter" of operations against Islamic State, which she ...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017 -- While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 'caliphate,' much work remains to be done against the terror group, Pentagon spokesman army Col. Robert Manning said today. Members of the Iraqi special forces ...
Editor's Note: Of the many horrible things the Islamic State has done, one of the worst is its indoctrination of children and use of them in its gruesome deeds. The children are both victims and perpetrators. governments have a responsibility to care for them yet must also guard against possible threats they ...
Editor's Note: Of the many horrible things the Islamic State has done, one of the worst is its indoctrination of children and use of them in its gruesome deeds. The children are both victims and perpetrators. governments have a responsibility to care for them yet must also guard against possible threats they ...
The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday. The Sunni Muslim extremist group has been building its external operations over the past ...
It had only limited interest in The Philippines before 2016, when its caliphate in the Middle East was already under severe strain. Moreover, while over a half-dozen Philippine factions pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, the organization didn't reciprocate: It never publicly acknowledged an official wilayat ...
Patrick McGuinness said that as the remnants of the militants' caliphate are swept from Iraq and Syria, the web has now become the front line ...
Unconstrained by the absence of a definitive Quranic guideline for what constitutes a caliphate, IS created its own self-promoting doctrine.
Its "caliphate" has imploded, its de facto capitals in Iraq and Syria have fallen, and hundreds of its fighters have either surrendered or fled.
As Iraqi officials declared Friday that they had taken the last Iraqi town held by the Islamic State, reducing the group's self-declared caliphate to ...
(CNN) The man accused of killing eight people after driving a truck onto a New York bike path is a "soldier of the caliphate," the ISIS terror ...
The Sunni militants' self-proclaimed "caliphate" with its contiguous stretch of land - linking major cities such as Syria's Raqqa and Iraq's Mosul ...
Raqqa lies in ruins, the last ISIS fighters bussed out in an evacuation deal to regroup in the desert. Our reporter found a city that may never ...
However, many will likely continue to fight in other capacities and in different battle spaces as they spread from the collapsing caliphate.
Shrinking caliphate: In Iraq and Syria the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Iraqi Special Forces -- with the help of the U.S. military -- have retaken an area the ...
President Donald Trump took another victory lap Saturday for his administration's role supporting the U.S.-backed allies who earlier in the week ...
Its blitzkrieg campaign and the refounding of an Islamic caliphate - announced from the pulpit of a 950-year-old mosque in Mosul in a speech ...
History will record that the Islamic State caliphate--a bizarre pseudo-state founded on illusory goals, created by a global horde of jihadis, and ...
The nightmare is a Turkish or Iranian occupation of parts of Kurdistan leading to a guerrilla war before the ISIS dream of a caliphate is crushed.
VICE's "Cubs of the caliphate" airs on HBO tonight at 11pm ET/PT and is the Season 5 finale of the Emmy-winning newsmagazine series.
While the loss of the caliphate is recorded as a militaristic and historical event, embedded within this loss is a deep emotional and cultural ...
The virtual caliphate emerges from this description as much more than just a cute phrase to highlight that the Islamic State will use the internet ...


 

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