U.S. airstrike kills thirteen Islamic State militants in Somalia

A U.S. air strike killed 13 Islamic State fighters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, days after another strike killed three. The U.S. military has stepped up its campaign of air strikes in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office, saying it has killed more than 800 militants in two… Read More U.S. airstrike kills thirteen Islamic State militants in Somalia

Afghan forces launch attacks to clear militants in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan government forces have launched attacks in a bid to clear rival militants who have been battling each other for territory near the Pakistan border in fighting that has forced thousands of villagers from their homes, officials said on Tuesday. Taliban and Islamic State militants have been fighting for more than a week in the… Read More Afghan forces launch attacks to clear militants in eastern Afghanistan

Turkish security forces arrest Islamic State member, foil attack on ANZAC commemoration servie

Turkish authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack a World War One commemoration at Gallipoli this week attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders, police said on Wednesday. The suspect, a Syrian national, was detained in Tekirdag, a northwestern province close to the Gallipoli peninsula, a Tekirdag… Read More Turkish security forces arrest Islamic State member, foil attack on ANZAC commemoration servie

Taliban insurgents battle Islamic State counterparts over territory in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban insurgents are battling fighters loyal to Islamic State over control of territory in eastern Afghanistan in some of the heaviest clashes over the past year between the rival militants, officials said on Wednesday. The fighting erupted on Monday in two districts of the eastern Afghan border province of Nangarhar, when Islamic State fighters… Read More Taliban insurgents battle Islamic State counterparts over territory in eastern Afghanistan

Islamic State claims responsibility for Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people, coordinated attacks on churches and hotels that officials said were believed to be retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The claim, issued through the group’s AMAQ news agency, came shortly after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka

Security forces foil Islamic State attack on state building in Saudi Arabia

Four alleged Islamic State militants were killed on Sunday when authorities thwarted an attack on a state security building in Saudi Arabia’s central Riyadh province, authorities told state media. The four had helped carry out the attack at the Mabaheth (domestic intelligence) station in Zulfi, a small city about 250 kms (155 miles) northwest of… Read More Security forces foil Islamic State attack on state building in Saudi Arabia