Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on a power station in Iraq, the group’s Nasheer News said on its Telegram channel. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity said on its Facebook page that Salah al-Din Power Station in the city of Samarra was targeted with Katyusha rockets, causing severe damage to parts of the generating… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Boko Haram fighters pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

A group of fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to rivals the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group’s leader died, according to a video. The video fuels fears that ISWAP is consolidating control of the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria following the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar… Read More Boko Haram fighters pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State

A UK-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship, because she poses a security risk, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to… Read More UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State

German court sentences Islamic State recruiter Abu Walaa to over ten years imprisonment

A German court on Wednesday sentenced an Iraqi preacher to more than 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking part in planning an attack in Germany and collecting funds and fighters for the Islamic State militant group. Prosecutors had accused the 40-year-old preacher, identified as Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A. in court documents,… Read More German court sentences Islamic State recruiter Abu Walaa to over ten years imprisonment

Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the… Read More Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion in Saudi city of Jeddah

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah which wounded several people, although it did not provide any evidence to back up its claim. In a statement issued through its official channel on Telegram, the group said that its “soldiers” had managed… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion in Saudi city of Jeddah

Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bomb explosion that killed an Afghan journalist and a technician in minibus carrying employees of a local television station in Kabul. At least seven people were wounded in the evening rush hour attack. Pictures showed a white minibus with extensive damage to its front. “Our colleagues Mir Wahed Shah,… Read More Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan