Latest Islamic State group News

Burkina Faso junta extends its transition term by 5 years

May. 25, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The military leader of Burkina Faso will remain in office for another five years following the signing of a new charter after national consultations in the capital on Saturday. Civil society representatives, the security and defense forces and lawmakers in...

The Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan that killed 3 Spanish citizens and 3 Afghans

May. 20, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreigners in central Afghanistan last week in which three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed. Seven people were wounded in the attack on Friday in on Bamiyan province, a major tourist...

Turkey sentences pro-Kurdish politicians to lengthy prison terms over deadly 2014 riots

May. 16, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced several pro-Kurdish politicians to between nine and 42 years in prison over deadly riots in 2014 by Kurds angered by what they perceived to be government inaction against Islamic State group militants who had besieged the Syrian border...

An Islamist group used child soldiers in Mozambique attacks, says Human Rights Watch

May. 15, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An Islamist group operating in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province used boys as young as 13 in attacks on a town last week and residents who were forced to flee the fighting recognized some of the child soldiers as their missing relatives, advocacy group Human...

2 men accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired attack against Jews in England

May. 14, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men accused of plotting to gun down Jews in an Islamic State-inspired attack in northwest England were held without bail Tuesday after appearing in a London court. Walid Saadaoui, 36, and Amar Hussein, 50, were accused of planning to use automatic weapons to kill...

Pakistan, US discuss how to tackle the regional security threat posed by IS group and local Taliban

May. 13, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and U.S. officials have held their latest talks in Washington on how to expand cooperation in tackling the threat posed to regional security by an affiliate of the Islamic State group and the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday. A...

Syria's Kurdish-led force hands over 2 IS militants suspected in 2014 mass killing of Iraqi troops

May. 10, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force has handed over to Baghdad two Islamic State group militants suspected of involvement in mass killings of Iraqi soldiers in 2014, a war monitor said Friday. The report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights came a day after...

Scores of Syrians return home after years at camp housing people linked to the Islamic State group

May. 08, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — Scores of Syrian women and children linked to the Islamic State group left a sprawling camp in northeast Syria Wednesday and headed home to the eastern province of Deir el-Zour following mediation by tribal leaders. The latest batch of people to leave...

US repatriates 11 citizens from notorious camp for relatives of Islamic State militants in Syria

May. 07, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has repatriated 11 of its citizens from sprawling camps in northeastern Syria that house tens of thousands of family members of suspected Islamic State militants, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday. The repatriation was the largest Washington has...

Armed groups besieging towns in northeastern Mali driving residents, many children, to hunger

May. 01, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A humanitarian crisis is worsening in northeastern Mali where armed groups linked to Islamic State have besieged major towns leaving residents including some 80,000 children vulnerable to malnutrition, locals and an aid group warned Wednesday. The town of...