Latest Islamic State group News

US strike kills Yemeni al-Qaida-linked commander in Syria

Jun. 28, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike by the U.S.-led coalition in northwestern Syria killed a senior member of an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian opposition activists and the U.S. military said Tuesday. The attack on the suspected militant, who was riding a motorcycle at the time, came...

'I am not a murderer,' Paris attacks defendant maintains

Jun. 27, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only surviving suspected member of the Islamic State attack team that terrorized Paris in 2015 pleaded for leniency during his final appearance in court on Monday, acknowledging he had “made mistakes," but declaring: "I'm not a murderer.” Salah Abdeslam is a...

Burkina Faso to create military zones to fight jihadi rebels

Jun. 22, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s ruling junta says it will create two military zones where civilians must vacate their homes to allow the army to battle jihadi rebels without any hindrances. The two zones will be established in the country's hard-hit East and Sahel...

Belgium takes back mothers and children from Syria

Jun. 21, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's judicial authorities said on Tuesday they have repatriated six women of Belgian citizenship who were held in a Syrian detention camp for foreigners affiliated with Islamic State group extremists, along with 16 children. The federal prosecutor's office said...

Islamic State group claims Syria bus attack that killed 13

Jun. 21, 2022 03:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack on a civilian bus in northern Syria that killed 13 people and wounded three. The extremist group said in a statement late Monday that its gunmen attacked the bus with automatic rifles. It also...

Denmark charges 3 with planning to carry out terror attack

Jun. 20, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three people have been charged with planning terrorist acts by acquiring weapons and bomb-making materials ”to be used in a terrorist attack in an unknown place in either Denmark or abroad,” a Danish prosecutor said Monday. The suspects, two men and a...

Syrian military: Attack on bus kills 13, most of them troops

Jun. 20, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An attack on a civilian bus in northern Syria on Monday killed 13 people, including 11 soldiers, and wounded three troops, Syrian state media reported, quoting an unnamed military official. According to state news agency, SANA, the attack occurred in the...

IS claims attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital of Kabul

Jun. 19, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul that killed at least one worshipper and wounded seven others. IS made the claim in a statement posted on its Amaq website late Saturday. It said the...

At least 1 killed in attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital

Jun. 18, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday killing one person and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Gunmen attacked the Sikh house of...

Explosion inside mosque in northern Afghanistan kills 1

Jun. 17, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Friday, killing at least one worshipper and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. Dozens of people had gathered inside the mosque in the district of Imam Sahib for Friday...