ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, known by its Arabic acronym "Da'esh" is a Salafi jihadist militant group following a fundamentalist doctrine of Sunni Islam and has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations. Established in 1999, by December 2015 the self-proclaimed Caliphate ISIS held large parts Syria and Iraq.
Islamic State organization isn’t defeated after all
ISIS announced the formation of bases in nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, two arch-rivals that fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947.
Iraq recently launched another major operation in Hamreen mountains. But ISIS has struck where it can. It murdered a Kurdish member of the local security forces earlier this week.
A witness said missiles struck two wells on the outskirts of Timirshe village, some 60km southeast of Puntland's commercial capital Bosaso.
Case will likely enable Yazidi victim to testify, conjuring up memories of Holocaust survivors confronting Nazi war criminals at trial.
The exodus during intense fighting of more than 60,000 people from Islamic State's final redoubt of Baghouz is overwhelming medical staff in Syria who struggle to cope at the camp and hospital.
Kirk Woodman's body was found on Jan.16 in the northeast of the landlocked West African country.
ISIS members fleeing Syria were reportedly hunted down and killed in northern Iraq, illustrating the continued threat of ISIS.
Elimination of last ISIS bastion leads to new challenges as US faces off against Iran, Russia and Turkey in its Syria policy.
The "caliphate" was declared defeated today by Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mustafa Bali.
"Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished," wrote the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces on Twitter.
Some of ISIS's fighters are still holed up in the central Syrian desert and others have gone underground in Iraqi cities to wage an insurgent campaign to destabilize the government.
Bilal al-Marchohi, 23, was given the death penalty for belonging to and conducting operations on behalf of the group.
The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led Coalition hope this is the final battle, after months of laying siege to Baghuz.
The SDF and Coalition launched a major operation to defeat ISIS in a small area along the Euphrates river in September 2018.
A final battle against ISIS illuminates the failures of the war to destroy it.
Many of the jihadists slipped in clandestinely, sparking fears they could become involved in terrorist activities within the country.
A photo essay.
Jennifer W was arrested at the German embassy in Ankara, Turkey, when trying to renew her identity papers and extradited to Germany in 2016.
Some demand more reconstruction investment, IDPs want to return home, while Kurds wonder what comes next.
ISIS has lost almost all its territory in Syria.
The Egyptian army has decided to combat this phenomenon by knocking out Israel's cellular networks in the region.
"Today (ISIS) does not control a country... in order to assert that they exist, they may carry out an attack any day."
US concerned that current Turkish and rebel offensive in Afrin is diverting attention.
Terrorists involved in attacks across the globe have used Bitcoin to fund their attacks.
The members of the Sinai Province of the Islamic State are fueled by a never-ending sense of divine mission.
Evidence indicates Marchello McCain was part of a conspiracy to support terrorism in Syria, and that he planned to eventually join his brother in the jihad there.
The cell had waged a series of bank robberies and car thefts to get financing, and manufactured homemade explosives from material bought from local markets.
The coalition has estimated that there are around 3,000 or fewer ISIS fighters left to hunt down.
ISIS's motives for the attack are both strategic and ideological.
In a bloody day for the province, a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least eight people.
Four of the suspects arrived in Germany in December 2014 and two arrived the following year. All six had applied for asylum.
The capture of the town marks the end of Islamic State's era of territorial rule over a so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Report says terror group may have lost ground in Middle East but “it did not cease to exist, but, rather, changed the pattern of its activities.”
Syria's army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their three-year, hard-line reign in the region.
After Raqqa's fall, the jihadists will have to look elsewhere for income and influence.
"With the liberation of ISIS’s capital and the vast majority of its territory, the end of the ISIS caliphate is in sight," US President Donald Trump has announced.
Wissam Zubidat left Israel with his wife and children and covertly joined the group in Iraq, where he participated in the ISIS fights of Mosul.
Kurdish fighters and their allies celebrate in Raqqa as the US-led coalition’s allies defeat ISIS and wonder what comes next in eastern Syria.
US-led coalition forces, Syrian rebels, and the Syrian military have slowly re-taken many of ISIS's strongholds over the last several months.
After months of intense fighting and heavy US bombardment, forces have surrounded Islamic State militants in a small part of the city.
US-backed forces are making the final push to liberate the jihadist group's central base of operations.
The Islamic State has been pushed out of Mosul and other major cities in the last several months, and Raqqa remains its last real stronghold.
The incursion follows a deal between Turkey and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's allies Russia and Iran to impose a "de-escalation" zone in Idlib and surrounding areas.
The quick defeat of ISIS in one of its last strongholds in Iraq still leaves many disturbing questions in the air.
Hawija was one of ISIS's last bastions in Iraq.
A closer look at the battle revolving one of the last pockets of ISIS-controlled territories in Iraq.
Hezbollah leader Nasrallah made a momentous public appearance to announce that the battle against ISIS has been won, stating clearly that he is receiving full backing from Tehran.
Islamic State exploited the turmoil to establish a foothold in Libya, taking complete control of Sirte in 2015 and using it as a base for hundreds of foreign fighters.
In response to Iran’s crackdown, Islamic State militants have renewed calls for more bloodshed against Iran’s Shiite majority.
“Relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with is not a lasting solution.”
ISIS members have posted photoshopped images of Khalifa bloodied and beheaded.
The Islamic State may be losing territory but its ideology is growing globally.
All the regional forces engaging in the fight against ISIS are Israel's enemies, but so is ISIS - what is the Jewish state to do?
This offensive further deepens the relationship between President Bashar Assad’s regime, Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army.
The Lebanese security source said the two offensives were not coordinated.
"Daesh militants have been eliminated but the Daesh idea remains. How can I live with my neighbors who branded me an infidel? How can my daughter live with them?"
Rebels who have received aid under the CIA program said they had yet to be informed of the US decision to halt the covert CIA program of military aid.
"The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran’s malign activities across the Middle East which undermine regional stability, security, and prosperity," the State Department said.
The latest development in attempts to revive the caliphate seems on the verge of collapse.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death has been announced many times before, but the Syrian Observatory has a record of credible reporting on the Syrian conflict.
The Iraqi army and government have declared victory in liberating Mosul from ISIS, but members of the group still remain in the city.
Armed groups fighting in the region and many regional officials are skeptical about the reports of his death.
Destruction of 12th century mosque at end of Ramadan comes amidst ISIS-inspired terror attacks around the world as extremist group loses battle for Mosul.
The air strike, targeted a meeting of ISIS leaders and was carried out on May 28, the agencies cited Moscow as saying.
The audio clip was distributed on Monday on Islamic State's channel on Telegram, an encrypted messaging application.
While a more inward-looking Islamic Republic is “a possibility, another possibility is that because of the importance of the sites attacked, Iran will take major revenge against ISIS."
Prosecutors said Pugh bought a one-way plane ticket from his home in Egypt to Turkey in 2015 planning to cross the Syrian border into territory controlled by the Islamic State.
The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared nearly three years ago by ISIS.
12-minute Russian-language video, released on the day Russia celebrates the anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany, shows man dressed in a black jump suit kneeling in a desert scene.
In April, two Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 45 people at churches in the cities of Alexandria and Tanta, one of the bloodiest attacks the country has experienced in years.
The Islamic State's widening geographical reach and shift in focus present a challenge for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
ISIS fighters "came to die and the majority of them are now in hell."
Egypt is tightening security ahead of a visit by Pope Francis next week as a result of suicide bombings this month on two Christian churches.
Islamic State split from al Qaida in 2014, and the two groups have since waged an acrimonious battle for recruits.
A new phase of the offensive was launched in Syria on Thursday, targeting the terror group that still has a firm stronghold on the city of Raqqa.
Today’s Mosul and the areas around it were the site of many of the worst crimes of ISIS against cultural heritage.
The Islamic State changed the rules of Islamist insurgency by creating a conventional army and arms industry.
In an exclusive interview with the 'Post,' Brig. Gen. William A. Turner discussed efforts to defeat ISIS, who are operating from within densely populated areas in Iraq.
Could ISIS be planning to target Israelis with chemical weapons, especially as thousands of them will travel to Europe during Passover vacation in April, serving as convenient potential targets?
Trump has made defeating Islamic State one of the key goals of his presidency.
Reporting from the battle to clear the Islamic State stronghold where a war of succession to the old Middle East order is taking place amid the ruins.
The French National Front party leader is under investigation for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015.
ISIS fanatics recently encouraged supporters to target Jewish communities in the West in a hate-filled statement posted in an online chat room designated to inspire would-be terrorists to act.
The lawyer tasked with overseeing British laws on terrorism, said the militants were targeting cities and posed "an enormous ongoing risk which none of us can ignore."
The terror group officially claimed responsibility late Tuesday night for the rocket fire that was aimed at southern Israel on Monday.
The two rockets that were fired at Israel from Sinai on Monday were probably launched by ISIS. Should Israel consider this attack as a warning?
IS Trump's defiant pledge to crush Islamic State actually incentivizing the terror group to build up its forces in preparation for a major attack on the US?
The case is being closely watched as Germany, a fierce critic of Facebook, is preparing legislation to force the social networking website to remove "hate speech" from its web pages within 24 hours.
Trump's order caused angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 US troops are deployed, helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the war on Islamic State.
“The attacker seemed to rush towards two Orthodox Jews,” says source familiar with investigation. “He really, clearly wanted to kill a Jew.”
Satellite imagery shows the Roman Theater largely destroyed, with only four of 16 columns still standing and the stone platform apparently covered in rubble.
The gunman had initially been told to attack the area around the central Taksim square and said his instructions came from a Syrian stronghold of ISIS, local media reports.
The lawsuit was filed in a federal New York court Sunday on behalf of the relatives of three US nationals who were killed by the terror group in Belgium and Paris.
The attack was launched with a car bomb, planted in a street cleaning car that the attackers had stolen a few days earlier, three security sources told Reuters.