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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 known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known 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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Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates, a spokesman for the West African..
Credit: Reuters - Published 8 hours ago

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Six Belgian children of Islamic State members were brought back to Belgium on Friday from camps in Syria where U.S.-backed militia are holding thousands of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Islamic State said it had killed 20 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Wednesday in the country's northeastern Borno state.
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Belgium has taken back six orphaned children of Islamic State members from Syria, the U.S.-backed militia which is holding thousands of militants and their..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a prison riot in Tajikistan last month in which 32 people were killed, the militant group's online publication said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

John Letts and Sally Lane are accused of sending their son money after he joined the Islamic State group.
4 days ago • BBC News
A Swedish appeals court on Wednesday overturned a seven-year sentence handed down to an Uzbek man by a lower court for plotting to carry out a bombing in the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Twelve French and two Dutch orphans of Islamic State fighters were repatriated to France from Syria on Monday, a French diplomatic source said, confirming a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

France and the Netherlands have taken custody of French and Dutch orphans of Islamic State fighters in northeast Syria, an official in the Kurdish-led..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

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