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Defense lawyers in case of Navy SEAL charged with killing IS prisoner say prosecutors installed spying software in emails

Military prosecutors in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defense lawyers and …


IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group claimed to appear for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm on Monday, …


Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State …


Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate …


IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter, U.S. says

He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Philippines declares militants in Marawi ‘finished’

Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Iraqi Kurds say federal forces attack near disputed Kirkuk

Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.


Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands …


Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command

President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group …


Russia says its jets helping encircle IS-held town in Syria

Russian warplanes are supporting a Damascus government offensive against the Islamic State group in a town in central Syria, the military said Friday.


Iraq government may prosecute those behind abuses in Mosul

The Iraqi prime minister’s office has acknowledged incidents of abuses perpetrated by the security forces against civilians in Mosul during the battle against the Islamic State group in the city.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Eiffel Tower suspect says he was in touch with IS member

A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security …


Egypt officials say resort knife attacker tasked by IS

Security officials said on Sunday that the Egyptian man who stabbed to death three tourists and wounded three others earlier this month in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was …


Iraqis say they foiled IS plan to attack revered shrines

Iraqi intelligence officials said Sunday they foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect’s spiritual leader.


Officials say 7,000 Islamic State affiliates remain in Iraq

High-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group’s leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

IS claims deadly attack in Syria against U.S.-backed force

Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Iraqi forces declare victory over Islamic State in Mosul, but fighting continues

Iraq’s prime minister showed up Sunday in the city of Mosul to declare victory in the nine-month battle for control of the Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq, signaling the …


Italy arrests Chechen man accused of fighting with Islamic State

Italian authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Chechen accused of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and participating in a deadly attack on foreign and Russian journalists in Chechnya, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

IS attack underscores fragility of Iraqi security forces

Despite clinging to only a sliver of territory in Mosul, Islamic State militants managed to launch a counterattack Friday that reversed days of Iraqi army territorial gains in just a …


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Airstrikes propel Mosul gains, despite toll on civilians

Iraqi forces say their recent territorial gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul’s Old City have largely been propelled by airstrikes, despite a spike in allegations of civilian casualties …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

In final stages of Mosul fight, U.S. plays larger role

The day after Iraq’s prime minister declared an end to the Islamic State group’s caliphate, U.S. Army Col. Pat Work and a small team of about a dozen soldiers drove …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists

Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul’s Old City on Friday as Iraqi forces slowly squeezed the last pockets of Islamic State resistance, and the U.N. warned that the “intense and concentrated” …


Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Pentagon: U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action …


Iran’s Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Iraqi troops move into Mosul’s Old City, last IS stronghold

U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign to drive …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Syria, Iraq troops link at border for first time in years

Syrian troops and allied militias met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border Sunday for the first time in years, in a step described as …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel

Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty …


Report: IS chemical weapons capability degraded

A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in U.S.-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group’s ability to produce chemical weapons.