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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially as the Islamic State (IS) and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi 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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CAIRO (REUTERS) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi state security building northwest of Riyadh, the group's Amaq news agency..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The assailants who attacked a state security building northwest of Riyadh on Sunday are Saudi militants who belong to Islamic State, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV said..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack at the communications ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed seven people, the militant..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

More than 100 Kosovans, including mothers, children and several suspected IS fighters, are flown home.
3 days ago • BBC News
An American service member died in a "non-combat incident" on Saturday in Ninawa Province, Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said in a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

A Bosnian national suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria has been transferred to Bosnia and put in detention, Bosnia's prosecutor's office said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Islamic State attacks on the Syrian army and allied militias in central Syria have killed 35 soldiers over two days, a war monitor said early on Saturday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Islamic State (IS) has recorded 69 casualties from the Nigerian Army and troops from an African anti-militant force in attacks over the past week, the Jihadist..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the "Central Africa Province" of the "Caliphate," after two Congolese soldiers and a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Husnain Rashid created a 'toolkit for terrorists' aiming to inspire attacks worldwide
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Jury fails to reach verdict in first case of its kind
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for information on the fate of three employees abducted in Syria more than five years ago and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Legal aid rules state that funding should be available if case is held in British court and plaintiff has no means to pay
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Foreign secretary says decision makes him 'very uncomfortable' but that UK believes in right to fair legal representation
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Sunday for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than five..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.
1 week ago • BBC News
An air strike killed the deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, alongside another militant, a local security..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Philippine officials on Sunday confirmed that a leader of an alliance of pro-Islamic State militants was one of four insurgents killed in a clash with the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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