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,…
Iran sentences eight alleged IS members to death
Iran has sentenced to death eight alleged members of the Islamic State group in connection with deadly twin attacks in Tehran in June last year, the judiciary's news agency said on Sunday.
Six dead as suicide blast hits Afghan political rally
At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a crowd at a political rally in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, police said.
Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city
Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods for remaining militants.
IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign
The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians this month in the Syrian desert, a monitor said Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the jihadists see their "caliphate" collapse.
Anti-IS 'sheikh sniper' killed in battle for Iraq's Hawija
A veteran fighter known as "the sheikh of snipers" has been killed in Iraq's battle to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group, his paramilitary force announced Saturday.
Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video
A Singaporean member of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain's Prince Harry to fight the jihadists, a monitoring group and authorities said Sunday.