Islamic State

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam.
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  • Government putting Britons at risk by stripping Isis members’ citizenship, former defence minister warns
    The Independent

    Government putting Britons at risk by stripping Isis members’ citizenship, former defence minister warns

    The government is putting Britons at risk by depriving Isis members of their British citizenship, a former defence minister has said.Tobias Ellwood told The Independent the detention of thousands of jihadis and their families in Syria was creating conditions for an Isis resurgence.

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    Daesh attack targeting football fitch in Iraq's Kirkuk leaves 6 dead

    Police in Iraq say Daesh militants have fired mortar rounds at a football pitch near a Shiite shrine, killing six civilians and wounding nine others. The attack occurred late Saturday in the village of Daquq, in Iraq's northern Kirkuk province, as people were exercising. Afsaryav Kamil, a Kirkuk police spokesman, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh were aiming to enter the area through the attack but were prevented by Iraq's Federal Police. The area of the attack, southeast of the city of Kirkuk, is controlled by Iran-supported militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi). In mid-2014, Daesh overran roughly one-third of Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul. By late 2017,

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    Iraqi Hashd Sha'abi forces cleanse 6 Anbar villages of Daesh remnants

    The media bureau of Hashd al-Sha'abi announced in a statement on Saturday that the 13th and 19th brigades of the volunteer forces had cleansed five villages south of al-Qa'im district, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad and near the Syrian border, of Daesh extremists, Presstv Reported. The statement added that the pro-government fighters had reached the village of Badr al-Dorraj, emphasizing that Hashd al- Sha'abi forces, together with bomb disposal units, were making advances in Wadi Hauran desert region. Hash al-Sha'abi forces later purged Badr al-Dorraj of the last pockets of Daesh Takfiris, and arrived at Abu al-Shandoukh village to flush out the terrorists there.

  • IS in Afghanistan: The fall of ISIL and the rise of the Khorasan Province
    Daily News Egypt

    IS in Afghanistan: The fall of ISIL and the rise of the Khorasan Province

    In Kabul, early this week, an Afghan wedding turned into a tragic massacre as a suicide bombing killed 80 people, and injured 160 others. The attack was one of the most deadly and latest attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group against the Shia minorities in the worn-torn country, an attack that was described by President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani inhumane and barbaric. The Islamic State, whose affiliate in Afghanistan is known as The Khorasan Province, was formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Although the IS militants in Afghanistan mainly carry out attacks against Shia minorities, governmental organizations, embassies, and policemen, they also

  • Trump's threat to dump thousands of ISIS fighters into Europe could end up hurting the US's fiercest ally in Syria
    Business Insider

    Trump's threat to dump thousands of ISIS fighters into Europe could end up hurting the US's fiercest ally in Syria

    "I'll have no choice but to release them," President Donald Trump said Wednesday. This could end up complicating the fight against the Islamic State.