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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh, is a terrorist militant group and a former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi jihadist doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.

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A prominent clergyman known as the "vicar of Baghdad" has been accused of considering paying Isis $17,500 (ÂŖ13,500) to free sex slaves.
Credit: Independent - Published 11 hours ago

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Mehak Aslam would have to give up children in order for them to be repatriated to Britain
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

Islamic State's West Africa affiliate on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base in Niger last week that killed at least 89 Nigerien..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The death toll from the bombing of a mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta rose to 15 on Saturday, officials said, in an escalation of militant..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury was put under surveillance after being cleared of terror offence over 2017 attack
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

The leaders of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region said on Wednesday that the support of a U.S.-led military coalition in fighting Islamic State militants..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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