Latest Islamic State group News

Philippine troops kill Egyptian, 2 Filipino militants

Apr. 17, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed a suspected Egyptian would-be suicide bomber and two local Abu Sayyaf militants in what military officials said Saturday was a setback that would make it harder for gunmen linked to the Islamic State group to stage suicide attacks. ...

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital

Apr. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's military. The military said the blast in the capital's Sadr City, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was caused by a car laden with...

Norway charges man over thwarted attacks in London, Denmark

Apr. 12, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man has been charged in Norway for his alleged role in plans to carry out three extremist attacks in Denmark and in London, and for purportedly spreading Islamic State group propaganda on the internet. Authorities believe the 24-year-old...

Long sentence for man accused of trying to aid Islamic State

Apr. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who believed he was giving phones to help the Islamic State group commit violence was sentenced Friday to 13 1/2 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said Edward Schimenti was more culpable of the two men convicted by a...

Tennessee man accused of helping Islamic State group

Apr. 05, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man held a key role in spreading English-language propaganda for the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Benjamin Alan Carpenter, 31, of Knoxville, has been in custody since his March 24 arrest, according to a...

Feds: Couple tried to travel by ship to join Islamic State

Apr. 02, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A newlywed husband and wife who expressed interest in fighting for the Islamic State group were arrested Thursday at a port near New York City as they attempted to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer said would take them to Yemen, prosecutors said....

Syrian Kurdish forces end sweep in camp housing IS families

Apr. 02, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s Kurdish-led forces on Friday ended a five-day sweep inside a sprawling camp in the country's northeast housing families and supporters of the Islamic State group. The operation meant to curb relentless violence that had been going on for months in the camp. ...

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

Apr. 02, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during counterterrorism operations in a mountainous zone in struggling interior provinces. Two other Islamic extremists were killed in the security operations, according...

EXPLAINER: Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?

Apr. 02, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town of Palma has highlighted the southern Africa country’s insurgency and threats to its multibillion-dollar investments. ...

Prosecutors seek life term for would-be NYC suicide bomber

Apr. 01, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb attached to his chest in New York City’s busiest subway station should spend the rest of his life behind bars for a “premeditated and vicious” terror attack committed on behalf of Islamic State group, prosecutors said...