Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. The Iraqi rose from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself ‘caliph’ of all Muslims, holding sway over huge areas of Iraq… Read More Islamic State appoints new leader, vows revenge against U.S.
Turkish authorities have detained 43 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State and of plotting attacks targeting celebrations of Turkey’s national day on Tuesday, police and state media said. The detentions came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by U.S.… Read More Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members
Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Day-time footage showed a crater in the ground and what appeared to be the aftermath of a raid, with torn blood-stained clothes on the ground. It also showed night-time… Read More Leader of Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during U.S. raid in Syria
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday evening. The attacks came months before an election and at… Read More One dead, several injured following double suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia
Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday. The leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajer, as well as other members of the organization including its chief financial officer, were captured on June 3 in a raid on a… Read More Saudi forces capture Yemen branch leader of Islamic State
A militant attacked a security patrol in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli on Monday night, killing two police officers and two soldiers before blowing himself up, officials said. Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan described it as a lone wolf attack, though authorities canceled Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the coastal city on Tuesday and promised to secure… Read More Two police officers, one soldier killed following militant attack in Lebanon
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its Amaq news agency. One official, who spoke on condition of… Read More Six dead, injured following suicide bomb attack at entrance of Afghan military training center
Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a province in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called Wilayah of Hind,… Read More Islamic State claims establishment of province in India