Latest Islamic State group News

Pakistan Taliban confirm ex-spokesman's death in Afghanistan

Jan. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the killing over the weekend in neighboring Afghanistan of the group's former spokesman and vowed to avenge the slaying. The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which is also known as TTP, announced on Twitter...

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State stuck in refugee camp

Jan. 12, 2022 20:48 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for a woman who left her Alabama home to join the Islamic State terror group plan to continue fighting for her and her young son even though the Supreme Court declined to consider her lawsuit seeking to re-enter the United States, one of the lawyers said...

Supreme Court denies appeal of regretful Islamic State bride

Jan. 11, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman who left home in Alabama to join the Islamic State terror group, but then decided she wanted to return to the United States. The justices declined without comment on Monday to consider the...

Taliban: Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

Jan. 10, 2022 06:39 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine children and wounded four, according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor. A statement from the governor’s office said the blast took place when a cart...

Pakistani police say they killed 6 militants in southwest

Jan. 09, 2022 07:02 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counterterrorism police killed six militants from the Islamic State group in an overnight raid at a hideout in the southwestern city of Quetta. A police statement issued Sunday said the raid was carried out in the provincial capital's Manzoor...

Judge rejects torture claims by Islamic State defendant

Jan. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Incriminating statements made by a British national charged with a significant role in the torture and beheading of American and British hostages held by the Islamic State group can be used against him at trial, a judge has ruled. El Shafee Elsheikh sought to...

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack

Jan. 05, 2022 15:11 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. troops in Iraq's western Anbar province and the capital of Baghdad were hit by Katyusha rockets Wednesday while in Syria, eight rounds of indirect fire landed inside a base with members of the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi and U.S. militaries said....

Sweden prosecutes woman for recruiting son to fight in Syria

Jan. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A 49-year-old woman from Sweden has been charged with war crimes and breaching international law for allegedly assisting in getting her son to fight in Syria as a child soldier, Swedish public prosecutors said on Tuesday. The woman, who has been in custody in...

Suspected militant accused of beheadings killed in Indonesia

Jan. 04, 2022 06:15 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces killed a suspected militant accused of beheadings in a shootout Tuesday in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in remote mountain jungles, police said. Provincial police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said Ahmad Gazali,...

US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq

Jan. 04, 2022 04:53 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed on Tuesday, a coalition official said. It was the second such attempted attack coinciding with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. airstrike that...