Latest Islamic State group News

Truck rams into tent in Syria camp, killing 3 Iraqi women

Nov. 30, 2021 09:52 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A tanker truck distributing water at a sprawling camp housing families of Islamic State group members in northeast Syria rammed into a tent, apparently by accident, killing three women and injuring two children, a Kurdish official inside the camp said Tuesday. ...

German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 08:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of the Islamic State group was convicted by a German court on Tuesday of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt...

Rights group: Taliban kill, abduct dozens of ex-officers

Nov. 30, 2021 08:25 AM EST

KABUL (AP) — Taliban fighters have summarily killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday. The group pointed to continuing retaliation against the armed forces of the...

Uganda launches joint strikes in Congo against ADF rebels

Nov. 30, 2021 06:33 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Uganda’s army has launched joint air and artillery strikes against the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group in eastern Congo. The attacks were carried out with Congo’s military against ADF camps, Uganda People’s Defense Forces spokeswoman...

Austin orders new review of deadly 2019 airstrike in Syria

Nov. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new review of a U.S. airstrike in Syria in March 2019 that killed dozens, including women and children, to assess the extent of civilian casualties and whether the strike violated the laws of war. Pentagon...

IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded

Nov. 28, 2021 06:05 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others, Kurdish state news agency Rudaw reported Sunday. The peshmerga fighters were killed in the Garmian district in Iraq's Kurdish-run...

Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Nov. 27, 2021 10:13 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the...

Kosovo man faces terror charges after return from Syria

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prosecutors on Wednesday brought terror charges against a local man who had allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria and was recently repatriated. A statement from the prosecutor’s office said the suspect only identified as...

Iraqi Shiite cleric calls on pro-Iran militias to disband

Nov. 18, 2021 13:00 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric who emerged as a winner in last month’s general elections on Thursday called on the country’s myriad pro-Iran Shiite armed factions to disband if they want to join his upcoming government. Muqatada al-Sadr also...

Suspected extremist gunmen kill 25 in southwestern Niger

Nov. 18, 2021 06:59 AM EST

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — At least 25 people were killed by suspected extremist gunmen in southwest Niger, the government said Wednesday. Buildings were burned and ransacked in the attack earlier this week near Bakorat village along the border with Mali, Alkache Alhada, the...