The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, officially as the Islamic State (IS) and 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.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces were sweeping on Thursday through the final enclave that had been held by Islamic State fighters, and said they would declare the group defeated once a search for hidden mines.. Reuters - Published
The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women's prison, where they have.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday held up a map that he says shows Islamic State's presence in the mideast when he first became president and what it looks like today. He said there is 'one more..
Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground in their last shred of territory. Mia..
According to CNN, More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered amid a pitched battle by US-backed forces to retake the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman claimed by..
Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed assault aimed at wiping out the last shred of its territorial rule that once spanned..
According to CNN,Sunday, US-backed forces have attacked the last ISIS stronghold in Syria as fighting broke out amid a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn country. An announcement..
According to Reuters, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said that their frontline troops had received orders to attack the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria, and the assault could begin..
Business Insider reports White House national security adviser John Bolton defended President Donald Trump's claims that the US has defeated ISIS in Syria. Bolton said on ABC's "This Week" that Trump..
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally.. Reuters - Published
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied a report on Thursday that all of Islamic State's final enclave has been captured after a Kurdish media outlet said the jihadist group had been.. Reuters - Published
France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,.. Reuters - Published
The operation to take Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday, with no sign of clashes as U.S.-backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden.. Reuters - Published
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) conducted clearing operations on Wednesday after taking most of the last Islamic State pocket in east Syria, an official with the U.S.-backed militia said. Reuters - Published
An official with U.S.-backed fighters said there was calm and no clashes at Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, after pushing the jihadists from it on Tuesday into a sliver of.. Reuters - Published
Warplanes flew near Baghouz in eastern Syria early on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said, as the final remnants of the Islamic State group held a narrow strip of land along the Euphrates in a last-ditch.. Reuters - Published
The battle for Islamic State's final scrap of territory at Baghouz in eastern Syria is ongoing and clashes continue, Mustafa Bali, the head of the media office of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic.. Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, U.S. officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the.. Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Tuesday after seizing the jihadists' camp at Baghouz, though clashes.. Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed fighters said they took a big step towards eradicating Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Monday, seizing the jihadist camp at Baghouz and cornering remaining.. Reuters - Published
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) detained hundreds of wounded Islamic State militants on Tuesday when they captured a camp where the jihadists had been holed up in their final enclave in.. Reuters - Published
The last remaining Islamic State militants holed up in their enclave at Baghouz in Syria will be defeated "very soon", an official with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Reuters on.. Reuters - Published
Clashes are still ongoing in the final Islamic State enclave at Baghouz and the jihadists are still holding some families as human shields, a media official with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic.. Reuters - Published
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized full control of a camp where Islamic State militants have been holed up in Baghouz near the Iraqi border though the operation is not yet over,.. Reuters - Published
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia besieging Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria said on Tuesday it had captured "157 experienced terrorists, mostly foreign nationals". Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed fighters have taken positions in Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria, they said late on Sunday, after pounding the tiny patch of land by the banks of the Euphrates. Reuters - Published
Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State's last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group's self-declared "caliphate" has been.. Reuters - Published
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to.. Reuters - Published
Three suicide attackers in women's clothing killed six people leaving the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday in simultaneous blasts, the U.S.-backed forces besieging the area said. Reuters - Published
Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group captured by U.S.-backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month, two legal.. Reuters - Published
The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight was still not over despite days of ferocious bombardment by U.S.-backed forces. Reuters - Published
Dutch police arrested two men in Amsterdam for their suspected involvement in the co-ordinated Islamic State attacks on Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people, prosecutors said on Friday. Reuters - Published