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Isis fighter Britons could be charged over ‘conflict selfies’

Prosecution threat to recruits who posted images of themselves in Syria and Iraq with decapitated headsProsecutors have revealed that Britons who joined Islamic State in Syria and Iraq could be chargedover “conflict selfies” – posing with the dead, a particularly grisly habit of many fighters who joined the group.A number of British Isis recruits posted pictures of themselves on social media alongside bodies or holding decapitated heads, images that prosecutors say depict the “inhumane treatment...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, War Crimes, Crown Prosecution Service


Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

US-led coalition forces and their Kurdish allies the Syrian Democratic Forces killed two regional Islamic State group leaders in a raid in eastern Syria this week, US Central Command announced on Friday. Ahmad 'Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad 'Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi were killed in the May 17 joint raid on an IS position in Deir Ezzor province, CentCom said in a statement. Al-Zawi, also known as Abu Ali al-Baghdadi, was the IS regional leader of North Baghdad, it said, and was "responsible...
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Syria, Deir Ezzor, CENTCOM, US Central Command, Ahmad Isa Ismail al Zawi, Ahmad Abd Muhammad Hasan al Jughayfi, Al Zawi, Abu Ali al Baghdadi, North Baghdad


US envoy working to resuscitate flagging Afghan peace deal

The first visit to Kabul by Washington’s peace envoy since Afghanistan's squabbling political leadership reached a power-sharing agreement comes amid increased violence blamed mostly on an Islamic State affiliate that has been targeted in stepped-up U.S. bombing. All were aimed at resuscitating a U.S.-Taliban peace deal signed in February.
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul


Afghanistan attacks on eve of US-brokered peace talks underscore scale of challenge

Taliban admits killing nine militiamen but denies targeting 14 worshippersAt least 14 people have been killed in attacks on a mosque in northern Afghanistan and on worshippers returning from prayers in the east, as the US peace envoy arrived in Kabul to push Afghanistan’s newly united government to start peace talks with the Taliban.The Taliban rapidly denied involvement in either shooting, but said it had carried out an attack on a checkpoint that killed nine militia fighters. The violence on t...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Peace and reconciliation


Afghan hospital attack: 'I thought my baby had died and I would be next'

Nineteen-year-old Soraya had just given birth when gunmen stormed the ward. She recounts her escape – and the desperate search for her daughter Soraya’s premature baby daughter had been whisked off to an incubator and the new mother was lying down, exhausted and sore from her stitches, when the shooting started.Gunmen – dressed in police uniforms – had stormed the maternity ward of a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, where Soraya had just given birth. She was bundled into a safe room, with a woman...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Soraya, KABUL Afghanistan


Iran's Khamenei says US will be expelled from Iraq, Syria

Iran's supreme leader said Sunday that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now. The US "will not be staying either in Iraq or Syria and must withdraw and will certainly be expelled", said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to his official website. Both the US and Iran have weighed into Syria's conflict -- Tehran backing the Damascus regime, while Washington supported the Kurds against the Islamic State group -- and both hav...
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, US, Iran, Syria, United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran, Damascus, Saddam Hussein, Iraq Syria, Khamenei


Mothers in labour, pregnant women and babies were Kabul gunmen's target - MSF

US blames Isis affiliate for maternity hospital attack in which 24 died but Afghan sources less certainGunmen who attacked a maternity hospital in Kabul came “with the purpose of killing mothers in cold blood”, systematically shooting every woman in labour and new mothers they came across, the charity Médecins Sans Frontières has said.The attack on Tuesday morning, aimed at the youngest of children and most vulnerable of women, shocked even a country that has endured decades of bloodshed and ten...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, US, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Médecins Sans Frontières, Frontieres


Al-Qaeda and Islamic State cross swords in Sahel

Al-Qaeda and the Islamic state group have turned their guns on each other in the Sahel, according to experts, fracturing a period of cooperation that has held for years. The semi-desert African region has seen years of conflict with Islamic militants, who first emerged in northern Mali in 2012 before sweeping into the centre of the country, and neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Mali, Al Qaeda, Burkina Faso, Sahel


Taliban says ready to counter Afghan forces after deadly carnage

The Taliban warned Wednesday it was ready to fight back after Afghan forces were ordered to resume strikes in response to a series of deadly attacks, further unravelling a fragile peace process. A brazen daylight assault on a maternity hospital in Kabul on Tuesday -- which killed at least 14 people including infants and nurses -- was followed by a blast at a funeral in the country's restive east, leaving 24 mourners dead. President Ashraf Ghani blamed both attacks on the Taliban and Islamic St...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Taliban, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani


Newborns among 40 killed in attacks on hospital and funeral

Afghanistan resumes anti-Taliban offensive after attacks in Kabul and NangarharGunmen attacked a hospital that houses a maternity clinic in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people including two newborn babies, and a suicide bomber killed at least 24 others at a funeral on a morning of double tragedy for Afghanistan.In the capital, soldiers raced out of the hospital carrying infants wrapped in bloodstained blankets to waiting ambulances, after the attackers rampaged their way through the wa...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Médecins Sans Frontières


Babies among dozens dead in attacks on Afghan hospital and funeral

Ashraf Ghani orders resumption of anti-Taliban offensive after attacks in Kabul and NangarharGunmen attacked a hospital that houses a maternity clinic in Kabul, killing at least 16 people including two newborn babies, and a suicide bomber killed at least 24 others at a funeral, on a morning of double tragedy for Afghanistan.In the Afghan capital on Tuesday, soldiers raced out of the hospital carrying tiny infants wrapped in bloodstained blankets to waiting ambulances, after the attackers rampage...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Médecins Sans Frontières


Newborn babies among dead in attack on Kabul maternity hospital

At least 13 killed and dozens evacuated during attack by people wearing police uniforms Gunmen have attacked a hospital in Kabul where the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternity clinic, killing at least 13 people including two newborn babies.Fifteen people were also wounded in the attack on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, according to a ministry of interior official, and dozens of people were being evacuated. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Médecins Sans Frontières, Ministry of Interior, Barchi


Gunmen attack Kabul hospital where MSF runs clinic

At least eight killed and dozens evacuated during attack by people wearing police uniforms Gunmen have attacked a hospital in Kabul where the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternity clinic, killing at least eight people.Several people were also wounded in the attack on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, according to a ministry of interior official, and dozens of people were being evacuated. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Msf, Médecins Sans Frontières, Ministry of Interior, Barchi


Gunmen attack Kabul hospital used by Médecins Sans Frontières

The international humanitarian organisation runs a maternity clinic at the 100-bed facilityGunmen have attacked a hospital in Kabul where the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternity clinic.An Afghan interior ministry official said eight civilians had been killed and several more wounded in the attack on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Médecins Sans Frontières, Barchi, An Afghan interior ministry


Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

Militants stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses, Afghan officials said. While the battle was underway, Afghan security forces struggled to evacuate the facility, carrying out babies and frantic young mothers, according to images shared by the Interior Ministry. A suicide bomber in eastern Nangarhar province — a...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Kabul, Interior Ministry, Nangarhar province


Newborns among 16 dead in Kabul hospital attack; 24 killed in funeral bombing

Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, attended by government officials and a member of parliament, in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing at least 24 people and injuring 68. Islamic State Khorasan, the ...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Kabul, SITE Intelligence Group, Islamic State Khorasan, Nangahar


Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after years of IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq Sunday to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria delayed her homecoming, a community member said. Layla Eido, 17, was among dozens of women and girls from Iraq's minority Yazidi community who were abducted by IS from their ancestral home of Sinjar in 2014. The women were enslaved, systematically raped, or married off by force to jihadists, but for Eido the nightmare came to an end when the jihadist ...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, Sinjar, EIDO, Layla Eido


New Iraq PM releases protesters, promotes respected general

Iraq's judiciary ordered courts on Sunday to release anti-government protesters, carrying out one of the first decisions of the recently inaugurated prime minister just as dozens of demonstrators burned tires in renewed protests against the new leadership. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi also promoted a well-respected Iraqi general, who played a key role in the military campaign against the Islamic State, to lead counter-terrorism operations. Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi was mysteriously de...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Mustafa al Kadhimi, Abdul Wahab al Saadi


Isis suspect who defied coronavirus lockdown in Barcelona arrested

‘Profoundly radicalised’ man was apparently scouting for targets to attack, police saySpanish police working with the FBI and the Moroccan intelligence officers say they have arrested a “profoundly radicalised” Islamic State follower who was apparently scouting for targets to attack in Barcelona during the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown.The Guardia Civil said the man, a Moroccan citizen, was arrested in the Catalan capital following a surveillance operation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Islamic State, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, World news, Fbi, Guardia Civil


Boko Haram jihadists clash with army near key Niger city

Boko Haram fighters clashed with government forces on Sunday in Diffa, the largest city in southwestern Niger, in what the jihadists said was a successful attack on a military camp. A propaganda video released by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram splinter group affiliated to the so-called Islamic State, purports to show heavily-armed insurgents storm an army camp following sustained fighting and heavy weapons fire. The area around Diffa, a city of around 200,000 peop...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Niger, Diffa, Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP


Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Overnight strikes on positions held by Iranian-backed militias and their allies in eastern Syria killed 14 fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said it was not responsible for the strikes. Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian fighters.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Israel, US, Syria, Observatory, Rami Abdul Rahman


Drone discovers mass grave of Islamic State victims at bottom of gorge in Syria

Islamic State fighters used a stunning gorge in north-eastern Syria as a mass grave for their victims, a human rights group has revealed, after it deployed a drone to confirm the suspicions. In a new report, Human Rights Watch said the terror group dumped the bodies of people it had abducted, tortured and executed in al-Hota gorge, near Raqqa. It is one of around 20 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas that were formerly held by the so-called Islamic State (IS). Local villagers to...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, News, Islamic State, Syria, Human Rights Watch, Raqqa, Hota, Sara Kayyali, al Hota


Mozambique: The Islamic State insurgency you may not have heard of

The Islamic State has been behind the growing wave of violence in northern Mozambique.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Mozambique


Islamic State militants kill ten Iraqis in 'fierce clashes'

The country's prime minister-designate vows to pursue those responsible for the ten deaths.
Tags: News, Islamic State


Isis mounts deadly assault on Iraqi militia members near Samarra

Series of recent attacks raises concern the group is staging a comeback in the countryIslamic State militants have killed at least 10 Iraqi militia members in a coordinated overnight assault near the central city of Samarra, adding to concerns that the group, which once controlled large areas of the country, is staging a comeback.The Iraqi military and the Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shia militias allied with the government, confirmed the attack in separate statement...
Tags: Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Samarra, Popular Mobilisation Forces


Isis mount deadly assault on Iraqi militia members near Samarra

Series of recent attacks raises concern the group is staging a comeback in the countryIslamic State militants have killed at least 10 Iraqi militia members in a coordinated overnight assault near the central city of Samarra, , adding to concerns that the group, which once controlled large areas of the country, is staging a comeback.The Iraqi military and the Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shia militias allied with the government, confirmed the attack in separate stateme...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Samarra, Popular Mobilisation Forces


Islamic Terrorists Confront Coronavirus

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ihadi leaders are telling their militants that the coronavirus is their friend, a fellow soldier of Allah, and that is good news for us. With a bit of luck, these lunatics will forego any health precautions, and there won’t be any respirators available for them when that soldier of Allah comes to take them to paradise. Jihad magazines are now calling on their lone wolves to take advantage of this crisis and attack the West, pointing to places such as Paris, London, Brusse...
Tags: Europe, News, Islamic State, Spain, Syria, Chicago, Al Qaeda, Jihadi John, Tunisia, Almeria, Younus, Iraq Islamic State, Al Ansari, Hannibal Smith, Paris London Brussels, America France Britain


Iraqi goes on trial in Germany charged with genocide and murder

Man accused of being Islamic State member and taking part in crimes against the YazidisAn Iraqi man has gone on trial in Frankfurt for genocide, murder, war crimes and crimes against humanity, on allegations that as an Islamic State (Isis) member he was part of an effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority, and that he killed a five-year-old girl he purchased as a slave by chaining her in the hot sun to die of thirst.Taha Al-J, 27, whose full last name wasn’t given in line with German p...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Frankfurt, Middle East and North Africa, Islamic State ISIS, Taha Al J


Iraqi on genocide charges in Germany for IS killing of child

An Iraqi man went on trial in Frankfurt on Friday for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, on allegations that as an Islamic State member he was part of an effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority, and killed a five-year-old girl he purchased as a slave by chaining her in the hot sun to die of thirst. Taha Al-J., 27, whose full last name wasn’t given in line with German privacy laws, faces a possible life in prison if convicted of the charges, and others including murder...
Tags: News, Germany, Islamic State, Frankfurt, Munich, Islam, Al J, Jennifer W, Taha Al J


Siemens and Partners Inaugurate Health Clinic in Baiji

Siemens, Lions and their partners inaugurate the rehabilitated health clinic in Baiji, Iraq Al-Tawheed Center in Salah ad-Din Province was renovated by Iraq's Ministry of HealthSiemens donated advanced medical and power equipment to NGO Lions Foundation Germany to support the rehabilitation of the clinicClinic is open to the public and has the capacity to treat up to 15,000 patients a year As the world continues to grapple with a global pandemic, Siemens and Siemens Healthineers, the Iraqi Min...
Tags: News, Germany, Islamic State, Iraq, Jordan, Siemens, Iraq Business News, Lions, Orascom Construction, Baiji, Salah, Ministry of Electricity, Partners Inaugurate Health Clinic, Siemens Lions, Baiji Iraq Al Tawheed Center, Ministry of HealthSiemens



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