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Parents of UK militant in Syria spared jail for sending cash

A couple from Oxford whose son converted to Islam and traveled to Syria to support the Islamic State group were found guilty Friday and given suspended sentences for trying to …


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, …


John Kass: Here’s hoping ‘ISIS bride’ reads ‘The Man Without a Country’

Her son is innocent. And I think she’s a citizen, since she was born here. But citizens owe their country something. I figure she owes 30 years in a federal …


US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last …


Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover …


U.S.-backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces said Saturday they have launched a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists hold in eastern Syria.


Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Syria attack kills 4 Americans, raising questions on pullout

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

U.S. envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump’s Syria move

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Review: ‘On Her Shoulders’ looks at one woman’s fight against sexual violence as a tool of war

“On Her Shoulders” is a moving, sensitive portrayal of a woman – and a people’s – perseverance. Although Murad’s hometown has been liberated, the Yazidis’ struggle to rebuild their homeland …


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 …


IS fighters ambush city, villages in southern Syria

Islamic State fighters ambushed a city and several villages in southern Syria on Wednesday, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and the militants that provincial health officials said killed more than …


Watchdog group says Syrians uncovering IS mass graves need help

Syrians working to uncover mass graves in an area once ruled by the Islamic State group need help to preserve evidence, identify human remains and shed more light on the …


Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at …


New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive – and busy with a chilling new mission

The Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a man who has allowed himself to be photographed only once, in July 2014, and has spoken publicly only a handful of times …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by IS

French authorities are denouncing a knife attack in central Paris that French media say left two dead including the assailant.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including 9 reporters

A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said.


An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

It was a pivotal moment in a monthslong FBI investigation that ended Friday with Elshinawy being sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. The case had a chilling …


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 …


Islamic State leaves toxic farewell of environmental sabotage, chronic disease

The Islamic State footprint on Iraq’s environment may be unprecedented and permanent, with a toxic legacy that includes wide-scale cattle deaths, fields that no longer yield edible crops and chronic …


In Syrian camps, the future just might be female

Many areas of Syria have been liberated by forces affiliated with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, in whose territory women are guaranteed representation at every political level, which can be …


Not a spy, but living a double life: Mosul Eye sheds mask

He led a secret double life as the blogger Mosul Eye, documenting Islamic States atrocities for the world. Now in Europe, Omar Mohammed no longer wants to remain anonymous.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

U.S. carries out 1st airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

A Somali security official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has targeted a base run by Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland.


ISIS claims suspected New York truck attacker as its ‘soldier’

More than two days after authorities said a man with apparent allegiance to the Islamic State drove a truck onto a Manhattan bike path, killing eight and injuring a dozen …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Feds: Truck attack suspect said ‘he felt good about’ rampage

Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Case of suspected American ISIS fighter captured in Syria vexes U.S.

Justice Department officials don’t believe they have enough evidence to bring charges against an American citizen and suspected member of the Islamic State who was captured in Syria last month, …


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 …