French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

French jihadist charged and held on return from Syria

A high-profile French jihadist was charged with terrorist offences and remanded in custody on Saturday, a day after being transferred to France from Turkey, where he had turned himself in to authorities. Kevin G., a 24-year-old who converted to Islam 10 years ago, was one of the UN’s most wanted jihadists and had been placed […]

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several weapons also being seized, authorities said. Spain’s interior ministry said police detained a Moroccan man with Dutch identity documents in the northwestern city of Figueras suspected of belonging to IS who recently returned to […]

Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces fought their way into jihadist-held Mosul on Tuesday as a top commander said the “true liberation” of the city from the Islamic State group had begun. Just over two weeks into the massive offensive to retake Mosul — IS’s last major stronghold in Iraq — the army said its forces had managed to […]

Two French teenagers arrested for ties to jihadist

Two French teenagers arrested for ties to jihadist

Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. The suspects, aged 17 and 19, live in the same area of Nice as , the radicalised Tunisian man who drove the […]

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

A Malian jihadist on Monday pleaded guilty to ordering attacks on historic sites in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, in the first case of an Islamist facing international justice for cultural destruction. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a Malian national aged around 40, is the first jihadist to face charges at The Hague-based International […]

French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

A leading French jihadist recruiter has resurfaced, saying he spread rumours of his own death so he could undergo surgery while avoiding detection. He also offered unlikely support for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Omar Diaby is back from the dead. Ten months after masterminding his own death, the man accused of spearheading the […]