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UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Trump’s travel ban meets law of unintended consequences

President Donald Trump says his travel restrictions are aimed at keeping the U.S. safe from radical Islamic terrorism, while critics accuse him of imposing a Muslim ban. Whatever the short-term …

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

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

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” …

Idaho website hacked with pro-Islamic State message

Idaho officials are currently working to restore a government website that was hacked with a message that claims to support the Islamic State terrorist group.

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.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow’s latest show of strength in …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

ISIS claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike – but video evidence suggests otherwise

The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country …

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Iraq: Islamic State destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said.

4 killed in jihadi attack on Mali resort outside capital

Islamic extremists who stormed a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners killed four people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission to stabilize …

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

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

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

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

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017

Uncertainty over Islamic State leader’s fate after airstrike

Russia is verifying intelligence that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed near Raqqa, Syria, during a bombing raid conducted by its forces in May, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Messy fight awaits Islamic State’s next Syrian capital at Mayadeen

As Islamic State militants take a pounding in their eroding Iraqi and Syrian strongholds, its leaders have set up a new headquarters in Syria away from the front lines, where …

ISIS says it has taken Tora Bora, bin Laden’s Afghan hideout

The Islamic State group says it has captured Tora Bora, a mountain hideout in Afghanistan once used by Osama bin Laden, but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying …

Syrian troops advance against Islamic State

Syrian government forces are marching toward the last town held by the Islamic State group in the central province of Homs in the latest push by President Bashar Assad’s troops …

Rights group criticizes use of white phosphorous against IS

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is endangering civilians by using artillery-delivered white phosphorous, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, after reports that such weapons …

UN: ‘Staggering’ loss of life reported from U.S.-led air raids on ISIS-held Raqqa

Intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition have caused a “staggering” loss of civilian life around the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, a United Nations investigator said Wednesday.

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.

Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe

The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.

In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed.

UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

A U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force said Sunday it has captured a northwestern neighborhood of the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa the second district to fall in their hands …

UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017

Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices.

U.S. spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss …

Iran leaders accuse U.S., Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

Iranian leaders on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week, as thousands of Iranians …

Islamic State rarely carries out terrorist attacks in Iran. How does Iran prevent them?

Terrorist attacks in major Iranian cities are rare, which is one reason the near-simultaneous assaults Wednesday in Tehran were so remarkable.

UNICEF: More than 40,000 children at risk in Syria’s Raqqa

The United Nation’s children agency warned Friday that the fight for the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children, …

Iran says five Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran’s capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country’s Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first …