New Islamic State group leader identified
ntelligence services have identified the new leader of the Islamic State (IS) group as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Monday.
Morocco says arrests jihadist who planned 'suicide attack'
The 41-year-old extremist tried to "build expertise in the use of arms", Morocco's central office for judicial investigations said in a statement.
Islamic State confirms Baghdadi death, names new leader
The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, said a statement released Thursday. "We mourn you... commander of the faithful," an audio statement read by Abu Hamza al-Quraishi, presented as the jihadist group's spokesman, said.
IS head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike in Syria
Jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted man, was believed Sunday to have been killed in a US special operation in northwest Syria. The elusive chief of the Islamic State group was thought to be dead after a US military raid in the Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. The White House…
US intel chief to leave Trump administration
US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office next month, Donald Trump announced on Sunday, after a tenure in which he was regularly at odds with the president.
Trapped in shrinking Syria holdout, IS turns to human shields
On a rooftop near the front line with the Islamic State group's collapsing caliphate in eastern Syria, a US-backed fighter and his comrades sip tea as they await orders to restart the battle.
Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes
The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group. The intelligence agency said Saad Arhabi died in a joint operation with coalition forces late Saturday in the group's eastern…
DSS arrests 2 suspected IS commanders in Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had arrested two Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested on May 5,…
IS fighters being evacuated from south Damascus
A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in the south of Syria's Damascus early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said. Six buses carried fighters and their families out of the IS-controlled Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp and neighbouring Tadamun district, said Rami Abdel Rahman,…