Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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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 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.

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Specific information was received, saying 15 Islamic State terrorists from Sri Lanka were headed towards India
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An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters.
Credit: Reuters - Published 16 hours ago

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members from..
Credit: France 24 - Published 16 hours ago

An Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State, a court official said. Captured in Syria by a..
16 hours ago • WorldNews
An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters. The ruling can..
Credit: Reuters - Published 17 hours ago

Sri Lankan prime minister Wickremesinghe said a methodology will be devised to prevent Islamic State terrorism from raise its head again in the country by..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 19 hours ago

Kerala Coastal Police have been placed on alert after intelligence inputs about ISIS affiliates setting off towards Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island from Sri..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 23 hours ago

Sydney Morning Herald and Age photographer Kate Geraghty reflects after her most recent venture into the teeth of the Islamic State.
Credit: The Age - Published 2 days ago

Vice President Pence declares "ISIS has been defeated" as bombing in Syria kills four Americans; Washington businesses providing meals to workers impacted by..
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Parents accused of funding terror initially claimed 'personable' teenager had not joined militants
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

George Clooney says the couple has had to take greater security precautions since Amal brought rape charges against terrorist group ISIS in France.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 3 days ago

After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Three Melbourne children whose now-dead parents joined the Islamic State's caliphate are expected to be brought back to Australia within months.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Three Melbourne children whose now-dead parents joined the Islamic State's caliphate are expected to be brought back to Australia within months.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Parents are accused of sending or trying to send money to Jack Letts after he went to Syria The parents of a Muslim convert suspected of joining Islamic State..
4 days ago • WorldNews
Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared Islamic State, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Two men detained by Indonesian police for rioting this week were part of a group that had pledged support to the Islamic State militant group and intended to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

An American family has been removed from a Syrian detention center for suspected Islamic State members and returned to the United States, The Guardian reports...
4 days ago • WorldNews
Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Children of foreign Isis fighters being held in Syrian camps are “among the world’s most vulnerable” and should be returned to their countries of origin,..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Colombo: One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators have told AFP the bombers used “Mother of Satan”..
6 days ago • WorldNews
A United Nations team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities has excavated 12 mass graves and is collecting witness accounts..
6 days ago • WorldNews
An Indian-origin man arrested a few years ago on his way to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and convicted of terror offences by a UK court..
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian border Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have been..
1 week ago • WorldNews
By Omar Rajarathnam and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Convicted Islamic State (ISIS) militants started a riot at a prison in Tajikistan on Sunday, May 19, leading to the death of at least 29 inmates and three..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Three prison guards and 29 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan that the government blamed on Islamic State militants.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Islamic State militants started a riot, the Central..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Rioting prisoners have killed three guards in a high-security facility in Tajikistan which houses people convicted of religious extremism, including Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Two guards were killed and four others were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, a security source..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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