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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh, is a militant group and a former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi jihadist 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.

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A new report finds ISIS-linked groups are using a number of tactics to hide content from moderation.
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Ishak Mostefaoui: London student who joined Isis 'dies in Syrian jail'

Captured jihadi previously told The Independent he was ready to serve prison time in UK for terror offences
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Safiyya Shaikh: How tech-savvy London mother ran an international Isis propaganda network

Muslim convert boasted of how media outlets 'promoted' her calls for attacks around the world. Lizzie Dearden reports
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Safiyya Shaikh: Female Isis supporter jailed for life over plot to bomb St Paul's Cathedral

A female Isis supporter who plotted to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and other London targets has been jailed for life.
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Daniel Burke: Terror charges dropped against British ex-soldier who fought against Isis in Syria

Prosecutors have dropped terror charges against a former British Army soldier who volunteered with Kudish fighters in Syria.
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Children held in Islamic State group camps 'are a time bomb'

The Islamic State group says it will try to free women and children from detention camps in Syria.
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Python escapes apartment in French city of Rennes

The snake, named Isis, got loose in an apartment block in Rennes, terrifying residents.
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Shamima Begum: British citizenship of former Isis bride should be restored, court of appeal told

'The only things that are clear are that Shamima Begum was a child when she left the UK and had been influenced to do so,' says her lawyer
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Special Report: Inside the proxy battle that keeps an Iraqi city on its knees

Three years ago, the world rejoiced when Iraqi forces backed by the United States and Iran liberated this ancient city from the brutal rule of Islamic State. The people of Mosul hoped to rebuild their..
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Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to..
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Islamic State kills Afghan journalist, technician in bus blast

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.
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Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes: tape

Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed more attacks.
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Islamic State says it was behind blast in southern town

Islamic State said on Monday it was behind a blast in a small town in southern Libya on Saturday, the militant group's first attack in the country for at least a year.
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Southern Africa bloc backs Mozambique in fight against insurgents

Southern Africa's regional bloc urged member states to support Mozambique in fighting militias with suspected links to Islamic State in the natural gas-rich north of the country.
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Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State

Afghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a U.S. assertion that it was carried out by Islamic State..
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Afghanistan arrests regional Islamic State leader

Afghan security forces arrested three senior South Asia Islamic State members including the group's regional leader, the government said on Monday.
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Police detain suspected Islamic State follower in Barcelona

Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man in Barcelona with suspected links to Islamic State who they believe was planning a militant attack.
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Members of Islamic State-Haqqani network arrested over Kabul attacks

Afghan security forces arrested eight members of a network grouping Islamic State and Haqqani militants responsible for bloody attacks in the capital including on Sikh worshippers, the country's..
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Mozambique: Is Cabo Delgado the latest Islamic State outpost?

Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the north, raising fears of greater instability.
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Islamic State militants kill ten Iraqis in 'fierce clashes'

The country's prime minister-designate vows to pursue those responsible for the ten deaths.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian military vehicle in North Sinai province that killed and wounded several military personnel, the group's Amaq news agency..
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Militants, fringe groups exploiting COVID-19, warns EU anti-terrorism chief

The coronavirus pandemic is fuelling extremism on the far-right and far-left in Europe and giving Islamic State and other militants cover to regain influence, the European Union's counter-terrorism..
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Driver who rammed Paris police pledged allegiance to Islamic State: prosecutor

The driver who rammed his car into two police motorcyclists in a Paris suburb had pledged allegiance to Islamic State, the French anti-terrorism prosecutor said on Tuesday.
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Suspect behind attack on police near Paris pledged allegiance to Islamic State

The individual suspected of carrying out an attack on police forces in a Paris suburb earlier this week had pledged allegiance to Islamic State, the French anti-terror prosecutor's department said on..
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Man jailed for Blackburn Town Hall 'Isis' bomb hoax

Craig Slee left a taped up laptop and a box with the terror group's name written on it on a bench.
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Isis supporters jailed for sending terrorists £2,700 via man connected to 'central figures'

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Spain catches rapper who became Islamic State fighter

Spanish police have captured a former British rapper who was on the run after fighting for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist movement in Iraq and Syria, officials and media said.
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Spain says one of Europe's most-wanted Islamic State fighters arrested

Spanish police detained one of Europe's most wanted fugitive Islamic State (IS) fighters in the southern town of Almeria, the government said.
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British Isis fighter Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary 'arrested in Spain while hiding during coronavirus lockdown'

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Germany arrests four men from Tajikistan suspected of planning attack

German police arrested on Wednesday four suspected members of Islamic State, all from Tajikistan, believed to have been planning deadly attacks in Germany, prosecutors said.
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Five rockets hit a major U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no casualties, Afghanistan's NATO-led force said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
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U.S.-backed Kurdish-led group says militants riot in jail in northeast Syria

Islamic State prisoners on Sunday seized control of the ground floor of a major prison in northeastern Syria run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with some of the militants managing..
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Troops with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State began departing an air base in northern Iraq on Thursday, handing it over fully to the Iraqi military as part of a reduction of foreign forces..
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Kazakhstan says foils Islamic State bomb attack

Kazakhstan's National Security Committee has detained a man suspected of planning a bomb attack in the capital, Nur-Sultan, on behalf of Islamic State, the security body said on Thursday.
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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

Gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said.
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UK gave US information on Isis suspects without death penalty assurances unlawfully, Supreme Court rules

The British government acted unlawfully by handing the US information on two suspected Isis terrorists without assurances that the death penalty would not be used, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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Islamic State claims Mozambique attack close to gas projects

Militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mozambique just south of the site of gas projects worth $60 billion being developed by the likes of Exxon Mobil and..
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U.S. coalition suspends Iraq training over coronavirus

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State has suspended training of Iraqi forces over coronavirus fears, a senior coalition military official said on Thursday.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday, after a second rocket..
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Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Sweden's government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the Sahel region of North..
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Bosnia charges two men with fighting for Islamic State

Two Bosnian Muslim men were charged with terrorism offences on Friday, over accusations they fought for Islamic State in Syria, the Bosnian state prosecutor's office said.
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U.S.-led coalition confirms three personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed on Wednesday that three personnel had been killed in a rocket attack on a military camp in Iraq and that about a dozen additional personnel were..
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Two U.S. service members were killed in north central Iraq while accompanying Iraqi security forces on an mission targeting Islamic State, the U.S. military said in a statement on Monday attributing..
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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack targeting the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani as Afghan president in Kabul on Monday, the group said in a statement on an affiliated Telegram..
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Two U.S. service members were killed in north central Iraq on Sunday while accompanying Iraqi security forces on an mission targeting the Islamic State, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on..
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U.S. creates new envoy position to counter rising terrorism in Sahel

The United States has created a special envoy for Africa's Sahel region, a State Department spokesman said on Friday, to counter rising violence from groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are..
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Islamic State gunmen opened fire at a ceremony in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 32 people in the first major attack in the city since the United States reached an agreement with the Afghan Taliban..
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