Tag Archives: Islamic State Group

Syrian Kurdish forces end sweep in camp housing IS families

Syria’s Kurdish-led forces have ended a six-day sweep inside a sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing families and supporters of the Islamic State group By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press April 2, 2021, 3:17 PM • 3 min read BEIRUT — Syria’s Kurdish-led forces on Friday ended a five-day sweep inside a sprawling camp in the […]

German woman accused of fighting for IS in Syria arrested

A German woman accused of taking her son to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and fighting for the extremist group there has been arrested after landing in Berlin ByThe Associated Press March 24, 2021, 3:41 PM • 1 min read BERLIN — A German woman accused of taking her son to Islamic State-controlled territory in […]

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq — Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from back-to-back conflicts over the past decade. In a gesture both simple […]

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins By The Associated Press March 5, 2021, 6:19 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back […]

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

Nigerian security officials say jihadis linked to the Islamic State group have attacked the northeastern town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there By HARUNA UMAR Associated Press March 2, 2021, 10:46 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Jihadis linked to the Islamic State group attacked the […]

Women fleeing Burkina Faso violence face sexual assault

KAYA, Burkina Faso — A 20-year-old woman could no longer live in her village amid the rising violence caused by Islamic extremists. But she needed to return and retrieve the family’s cows in hopes of selling them. If her husband went, jihadists would almost certainly kill him. She went instead, and was dragged into the […]

Officials: IS militants kill 6 Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai

Security officials say Islamic State group militants have killed at least six Bedouins in an ambush over their alleged collaboration with the Egyptian military in the restive part of the country’s Sinai Peninsula By ASHRAF SWEILAM Associated Press February 9, 2021, 5:54 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article EL-ARISH, […]

Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens By Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:11 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, […]

6 suspected militants killed in Russia’s Chechnya

Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader says that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011 suicide attack at a Moscow airport ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:13 PM • 2 min read MOSCOW — Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader said Wednesday that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a […]

Militants attack bus in central Syria, killing 9

Syrian state media says militants have ambushed buses traveling down a highway in central Syria, killing nine people, including a 13-year old girl ByThe Associated Press January 3, 2021, 11:06 PM • 2 min read DAMASCUS, Syria — Militants ambushed buses traveling down a highway in central Syria late Sunday, killing nine people, including a […]