Latest Islamic State group News

Wife of Islamic State leader jailed for 8 years in Somalia

Jan. 30, 2023 10:16 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A military tribunal in Somalia has sentenced the wife of the head of a terrorist organization linked to the Islamic State group to eight years in prison for passing on information and organizing financial transactions for the group, a military official said Monday. ...

Jamaican cleric convicted in NY state terrorism trial

Jan. 26, 2023 20:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Jamaican cleric accused of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was convicted Thursday of state terrorism charges after being extradited to New York City following an undercover New York Police Department sting that went international. Abdullah el-Faisal...

NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty

Jan. 26, 2023 19:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic extremist who killed eight people with a speeding truck in a 2017 rampage on a popular New York City bike path was convicted Thursday of federal crimes and could face the death penalty. Sayfullo Saipov bowed his head as he heard the verdict in a Manhattan...

US military kills senior Islamic State official in Somalia

Jan. 26, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The operation carried out on Wednesday targeted Bilal al-Sudani, a key...

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

Syrian Kurdish forces arrest IS commander in eastern region

Jan. 26, 2023 07:00 AM EST

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces captured a local commander of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria as part of an ongoing operation targeting sleeper cells in the city of Raqqa, the U.S.-backed forces announced Thursday. The commander served as the chief of the...

Jury deliberations in NYC bike path killings hit early snag

Jan. 25, 2023 20:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberations that began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing eight people along a Manhattan bike path quickly hit a snag, as jurors sent the judge a note asking if he would face new criminal charges if they acquit him. The query only an hour into...

A bomb injures at least a 12 people near a market in Congo

Jan. 25, 2023 17:09 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A bomb exploded at a market in eastern Congo on Wednesday, injuring at least a dozen people, authorities said. An unknown person detonated a bomb inside a bag in North Kivu's Beni town, said Tharcisse Katembo, a local official. “Damage was...

Kurdish forces seize dozens of suspected IS members in Syria

Jan. 25, 2023 07:58 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters in northeastern Syria launched an operation Wednesday against suspected Islamic State militants in the area in retaliation for an attack by the extremist group there last month, according to a statement. Syrian Democratic Forces said...

Prosecutor: After killing 8 on bike path, motorist was happy

Jan. 24, 2023 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who killed eight people on a Manhattan bike path five years ago in a bid to impress a terrorist group was happy and proud when he met FBI agents later that day, a prosecutor told jurors in a closing argument on Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Richman...