Islamic State

Police detain boxer in Spain suspected of Islamic State recruiting

Spanish police on Monday detained a suspected Islamic State member suspected of using his contacts as a boxing instructor to recruit people to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe, Spain's...

IS militants abduct thirteen teachers in eastern Afghanistan

Islamic States militants abducted 13 lecturers at a religious school in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.

Iraqi forces retake Mosul university from Islamic State

Iraqi forces seized control of a key university in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday as part of a US-backed onslaught aimed at driving the extremist militia from its last urban stronghold in...

Syrian regime and Islamic State launch offensives in desert, east

Government forces Saturday started a major assault on Islamic State positions near Palmyra in Syria's central desert, while the jihadists launched an attack on the last government enclave in the...

Iraq claims gains in Mosul campaign against Islamic State

Elite Iraqi forces retook territory in Mosul from Islamic state on Friday, part of an ongoing US-backed campaign aimed at dislodging the extremist organization from its last Iraqi urban stronghold...

Germany to boost troops in Mali, extend anti-Islamic State mission

Germany is planning a major boost to the number of troops it deploys in the crisis-hit West African state of Mali and to extend its involvement in the international fight against the Islamic State...

Islamic State blows up government buildings in Mosul

Islamic State militants blew up government buildings Tuesday in Mosul, where Iraqi forces are pressing ahead with an offensive to recapture the northern city.

Croatian FM confirms INA's plants in Syria set on fire

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier confirmed on Monday that forces of the so-called Islamic State had set INA oil and gas company's plants in Syria on fire, adding that...

Iraqi forces advance towards Tigris river in Mosul

Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas by the Tigris River as they secured further advances against Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul, a senior military official told dpa Monday.

Philippine police kill suspected Islamic State sympathizers

Philippine police on Saturday killed a foreign national suspected of being a sympathizer of an armed group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, a spokesman said.

Turkish army: 1,362 Islamic State fighters killed since August

Turkish troops and Sunni allies have killed 1,362 Islamic State fighters since Turkey entered northern Syria in August, army figures showed on Friday.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul against Islamic State

Iraqi forces recaptured a new area in eastern Mosul as they secured further advances against Islamic State in northern Iraq, a senior military official told dpa.

Chad closes border with Libya over terrorist threat

Chad has closed its border with Libya and will deploy troops to prevent militant fighters from entering its territory, the government has announced.

Iraq launches offensive to retake Islamic State towns near Syria

Iraqi forces launched an offensive Thursday to retake western towns near the Syrian border from Islamic State militants, a senior military officer said.

Iraqi Kurdistan closes group helping Yezidi victims of Islamic State

An organization that has assisted members of the Yezidi religious minority victimized by the Islamic State extremist group said on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurdish security forces had closed its main...