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Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

Oct. 11, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, identifying the man as Sami Jasim, who oversees the...

Islamic State figure charged with supporting terrorist group

Oct. 02, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A leading Islamic State media figure and foreign fighter has been charged in U.S. federal court in Virginia with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization resulting in death, federal officials said Saturday. ...

Drone strike kills at least 1 in northwestern Syria

Sep. 20, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike hit a vehicle traveling on a rural road in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least one person, rescue workers and a war monitor said. The Civil Defense team, known as White Helmets, said the unidentified body was...

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In...