Pentagon says IS group suffering from fewer fighters and resources

Pentagon says IS group suffering from fewer fighters and resources

At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official said Thursday. A relentless operation using planes and drones from a dozen or so members of the anti-IS coalition since August 2014 has conducted some 16,000 […]

France’s Hollande warns Mosul’s IS group fighters could flee to Raqqa

France’s Hollande warns Mosul’s IS group fighters could flee to Raqqa

French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday that Islamic State jihadists under attack in the Iraqi city of Mosul are already fleeing to Raqa, their stronghold in neighbouring Syria. “We can’t afford mistakes in the pursuit of the terrorists who are already leaving Mosul for Raqa,” Hollande told an international conference in Paris.

Turkish-backed fighters drive IS group from Syria-Turkey border

Turkish-backed fighters drive IS group from Syria-Turkey border

Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the extremists’ self-styled caliphate off from the outside world. Also on Sunday, Syrian pro-government forces backed by airstrikes launched a wide offensive in the northern city of Aleppo, […]

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday that purported to show recent footage of dozens of schoolgirls still missing after being kidnapped from the town of Chibok more than two years ago. The girls, wearing full-body veils but with their faces showing, can be seen seated behind a masked Boko Haram […]