Latest Islamic State group News

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

Feb. 21, 2019 3:52 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says the U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq. The official says the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side overnight, and that they were now in a "safe place"...

Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq

Feb. 21, 2019 3:33 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq.

The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

Feb. 21, 2019 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The lawyer for an Alabama woman denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Feb. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

Feb. 20, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Young girls and boys stared out of the back of trucks, their faces dirty, their eyes filled with terror, exhaustion and uncertainty, as hundreds of men, women and children were evacuated from the Islamic State group's last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday. The evacuation may...

German security chief wants captive IS suspects screened

Feb. 20, 2019 4:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official says suspected German members of the Islamic State group captured in Syria need to be screened before they can return home. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer says Germany needs to know with certainty the identities of IS fighters and their families, and what...

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

Feb. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group after becoming radicalized online realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, a lawyer for her family said Tuesday. Hoda Muthana, 24, regrets ever aligning herself with the terrorist organization...

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Feb. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shamima Begum, a London teenager who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, is to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship by the government, her family's lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Tasnime Akunjee tweeted that the family is "very disappointed with the Home Office's...

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

Feb. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EST

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River. A spokesman...

Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

Feb. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook. The Orebro District Court on Tuesday sentenced 38-year-old Kurda Bahaalddin H Saeed H Saeed to 15 months in jail. The court...