Latest Islamic State group News

Rebels linked to the Islamic State group kill at least two dozen civilians in eastern Congo

Feb. 20, 2024 13:44 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Extremist rebels in eastern Congo have killed at least two dozen civilians in separate attacks this week, local authorities and a civil society group said Tuesday. Rebels with the Allied Democratic Forces, which has ties to the Islamic State group, killed 13...

Philippine troops clash with Muslim militants in a gunbattle that has left at least eight dead

Feb. 19, 2024 09:42 AM EST

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops clashed with Muslim militants in a gunbattle that left at least six soldiers and two rebels dead in a fog-shrouded hinterland in the south, military officials said Monday. Military chief Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. said four other...

The Islamic State group poses rising threat in Africa despite progress, UN experts say

Feb. 16, 2024 18:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group poses a rising threat amid political instability in West Africa and the Sahel and remains intent on carrying out attacks abroad, the U.N. counter-terrorism chief said Thursday. Vladimir Voronkov reiterated U.N. findings that...

Feds charge Minnesota man who they say trained with ISIS and threatened violence against New York

Feb. 16, 2024 17:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen who rapped about flying to “shoot New York up” after training with ISIS in his native Somalia has been charged with supporting a terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said Friday. Harafa Hussein Abdi, 41, of Minneapolis was...

Turkish police arrest an Islamic State suspect who worked at a nuclear power plant, reports say

Feb. 13, 2024 07:10 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Counterterrorism police in Turkey have arrested an Islamic State group suspect who was working at a nuclear power plant being built in the country’s south, local media reported Tuesday. The Russian national had been working at the Akkuyu nuclear facility under...

Iraq says US troop drawdown talks will go on 'as long as nothing disturbs the peace of the talks'

Feb. 11, 2024 21:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and the U.S.-led military coalition resumed meetings Sunday on how to draw down troops who have been deployed there for years combating the Islamic State. The first long-awaited meeting took place Jan. 27, but had since been put on pause after Iran-backed...

Iran marks the 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution as tensions grip the wider Middle East

Feb. 11, 2024 06:22 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran marked Sunday the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid tensions gripping the wider Middle East over Israel’s continued war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags,...

How a grieving mother tried to 'build a bridge' with the militant convicted in her son's murder

Feb. 08, 2024 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After hours of talking about faith and family, redemption and war, the grieving American mother had an additional question for the Islamic militant convicted in her son's murder. Do you know, Diane Foley asked, where my son is buried? The exchange...

Bombings at Pakistani political offices kill at least 30 a day before parliamentary elections

Feb. 07, 2024 14:34 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Bombs ripped through two separate political offices in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people, officials said, a day before the country was set to elect a new parliament. The attacks in Baluchistan province — home to a low-level...

US-backed Syrian fighters liberate Yazidi woman who was raped and forced to marry extremists

Feb. 05, 2024 14:31 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria have liberated a Yazidi woman who had been held for a decade by the Islamic State group, where she was raped and forced to marry extremists, the Syrian Democratic Forces said Monday. The 24-year-old woman along with her son and...