Latest Islamic State group News

Human rights group alleges widespread torture, abuse of detainees accused of IS affiliation in Syria

Apr. 17, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Amnesty International said Wednesday it has documented widespread abuses, including torture and deprivation of medical care, in detention facilities holding thousands of suspected Islamic State members and their relatives in northeast Syria. The centers and camps hold...

Review says Abbey Gate bombing wasn't preventable, refutes claims troops sighted the would-be bomber

Apr. 15, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the “bald man in black” spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the bomber, according to a new review by U.S. Central Command. ...

Islamic State-linked attackers kill at least 11 people and torch vehicles in eastern Congo

Apr. 15, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Extremist-linked rebels attacked villages in eastern Congo over the weekend, killing at least 11 people, torching vehicles and taking possessions, a local official said. The attacks occurred Saturday and were reported by the local mayor on Sunday. Allied...

Man pleads not guilty to terrorism charge in alleged church attack plan in support of Islamic State

Apr. 10, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of planning to attack churches in a northern Idaho city in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism charge. Alexander Mercurio appeared Wednesday in Idaho’s U.S. District Court and...

2 alleged Iraqi militants arrested in Germany, accused of keeping Yazidi girls as slaves

Apr. 10, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two Iraqis accused of being members of the Islamic State group and keeping two young Yazidi girls as slaves as well as sexually and physically abusing them have been arrested in Germany, prosecutors said Wednesday. The man and the woman, identified only as Twana H.S....

Idaho man faces federal terrorism charge. Prosecutors say he planned a church attack to support IS

Apr. 09, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old man planned to attack churches in a northern Idaho city using a metal pipe, butane fuel, a machete and, if he could get them, his father's guns, according to federal prosecutors who charged him with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State...

Champions League matches go ahead despite Islamic State terror threat

Apr. 09, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — This week’s Champions League games are going ahead as scheduled despite an Islamic State terror threat, the governing body of European soccer said Tuesday. Several posters circulated on social media alleging to be from the Al-Azaim Foundation — a media...

Italy's police arrest a Tajik man suspected of Islamic State membership at Rome airport

Apr. 08, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Police on Monday arrested a Tajik national accused of being an active member of the Islamic State group after he landed at Rome’s international airport on a flight from the Netherlands, authorities said. An international arrest warrant accused the man, identified only...

Russia: US shares blame in a concert hall attack claimed by Islamic militants

Apr. 03, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The head of Russia's national security council on Wednesday contended that the United States shares blame for the attack by gunmen on a Moscow concert hall that killed 145 people, even though a branch of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. ...

Islamic State-linked fighters kill at least a dozen civilians, including children, in eastern Congo

Apr. 03, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army says extremist-linked rebels have killed at least a dozen people in a raid on a rural community in the volatile east, in the latest violence near the border with Uganda. Allied Democratic Forces rebels with ties to the Islamic State group have...