Dozens killed in wave of Islamic State group suicide bombings in Syria

Dozens killed in wave of Islamic State group suicide bombings in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for a series of bomb attacks across Syria on Monday that left dozens dead in mostly government-controlled territory. The suicide blasts killed Syrian troops, including several officers, as well as some Kurdish fighters, the jihadist group said via its official press agency, Amaq. Amaq reported the so-called IS […]

Libyan forces recapture key Islamic State group base in Sirte

Libyan forces recapture key Islamic State group base in Sirte

Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State (IS) from Sirte said they had made major advances on Wednesday, capturing a convention centre previously used as a base by the jihadist group, as well as the city’s university and hospital. “Our forces have complete control of the whole of the Ouagadougou (convention) complex – they even […]

Taliban and Islamic State group both claim Pakistan hospital bombing

Taliban and Islamic State group both claim Pakistan hospital bombing

The Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group have both claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, that claimed 70 lives. The Jamaatul Ahara faction of the Pakistani Taliban said it “accepted responsibility” for the attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, and vowed more attacks “until the imposition of […]

Egyptian military ‘kills leader of Islamic State group in Sinai’

Egyptian military ‘kills leader of Islamic State group in Sinai’

Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The military said on its Facebook page that a series of air strikes near Arish, the largest town on the Sinai peninsula, had also killed 45 other […]

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

The Islamic State group said on Tuesday that an Afghan refugee who carried out an axe and knife attack near Wuerzburg in Germany was one of its “fighters”, an IS-linked news agency said. “The perpetrator of the stabbing attack in Germany was one of the fighters of the Islamic State,” the Amaq news agency said, […]

France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight

France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight

France’s foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked about whether Turkey is a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. “There are questions that are being asked and we will ask them. It (Turkey) is partly viable, but there are suspicions as well. Let’s be honest […]

Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in Iraq

Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in Iraq

A top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Amaq agency said on Wednesday. Amaq did not specify when Shishani was killed, but the loss of the commander is a significant blow to the jihadist group, which has suffered a string of setbacks in Iraq this year. The Pentagon […]