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Islamic State attacks rose in 2016: study

Added: 21.08.2017 15:05 | 12 views | 0 comments

Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world's deadliest militant organisation last year, according to a report from the University of Maryland.

From: www.news.com.au

200 militants die in Syria strike: Russia

Added: 21.08.2017 15:05 | 14 views | 0 comments

Russian warplanes killed more than 200 militants from the Islamic State extremist militia in a recent air strike in Syria, the Defence Ministry says.

From: www.news.com.au

ISIS-K gains foothold in Pakistan

Added: 21.08.2017 13:30 | 13 views | 0 comments

Islamic State has gained a substantial foothold in Pakistan as many splintered outfits, youths believing in the ideology of Jihad have integrated into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria known as Walayat-e-Khurasan (ISIS-K) for South Asia. In April 2017, a female Islamic State recruit named Noreen Laghari was arrested following a law enforcement agency's raid in Lahore, shortly before she planned to blow herself up in a Christian church. The 19-year-old medical student at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in the...

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

Added: 21.08.2017 13:02 | 2 views | 0 comments

The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul

From: abcnews.go.com

Beware the Women of ISIS: There Are Many, and They May Be More Dangerous Than ...

Added: 21.08.2017 6:29 | 17 views | 0 comments

This report from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism raises frightening questions about women returning from the ‘caliphate’—if they can return at all. Ardian Shajkovci Editor’s Note: As police tracked down the members of the cell that brought terror to Spain on Thursday, the names that surfaced were once again, predictably, all men, and mostly young ones. That’s the classic pattern with jihadis. But many counterterrorism experts see a new threat rising—what French criminologist Alain Bauer calls “the feminization” of the so-called Islamic State, which is under siege in the Middle East and looking to intensify its campaign of gruesome retaliation in the West. Although...

Operations Against Islamic State Spotlight Competing U.S. Priorities

Added: 21.08.2017 4:28 | 5 views | 0 comments

A disparate collection of forces have launched two separate offensives against Islamic State, solidifying a de-facto alliance between longtime opponents Iran and the U.S. to drive the group from the last remaining territory it holds.

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Iraq begins battle to retake ISIS stronghold Tal Afar

Added: 20.08.2017 22:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

August 21, 2017 5:00 AM
BAGHDAD • Iraqi forces have launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after ousting the militants from Mosul last month.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attack

Added: 20.08.2017 20:24 | 15 views | 0 comments


Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants.
Complicating the manhunt,...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Spain attack 'unacceptable' given intelligence available, Sen. Cardin says

Added: 20.08.2017 17:00 | 23 views | 0 comments

The newspaper El Periodico had reported that the CIA had warned Spanish authorities several months earlier of Islamic State plots.

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Barcelona attack: Extremists had planned giant attack involving over 100 tanks of butane gas

Added: 20.08.2017 15:26 | 10 views | 0 comments

BARCELONA, Spain - Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favoured by Islamic State militants. Complicating the manhunt, though, was the fact that police have so...

From: globalnews.ca

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