Latest Islamic State group News

Turkey detains 15 for IS links but finds no concrete threats

Feb. 05, 2023 02:52 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have arrested 15 people for alleged links to the extremist Islamic State group, the country's official news agency said late Saturday, following days of security warnings by Western consulates. Anadolu news agency, sourcing an Istanbul police...

Husband and wife get decade in prison for terror support

Feb. 03, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A husband-wife militant duo will spend about a decade in prison after each of them pleaded guilty to trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as a terrorism sympathizer that he...

Alleged Islamic State sniper trial looks at foreign fighters

Feb. 03, 2023 15:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — He had been brought from the battlefields of Syria to a New York lockup, a U.S. citizen charged with serving as a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group. And even in jail, Ruslan Maratovich kept a makeshift version of the militants' black flag right...

Man gets 10-year sentence in Islamic State training case

Feb. 02, 2023 14:44 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio man to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge related to an attempt to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group. The Justice Department accused Naser Almadaoji, an Iraqi-born...

Detroit-area man convicted of aiding Islamic State in Syria

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was captured on a Syrian battlefield in 2018 has been convicted on charges of providing support to the Islamic State group and attending one of the group's training camps, prosecutors said. A federal jury convicted Ibraheem Izzy Musaibli, 32,...

Recent extremist attacks kill 32 people in Burkina Faso

Jan. 31, 2023 04:04 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Multiple jihadi attacks across Burkina Faso over several days have resulted in the death of at least 32 people, including soldiers and civilians, government authorities said Monday. Burkina Faso's State Information Agency posted on its Facebook page that a...

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...