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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Muslim convert boasted of how media outlets 'promoted' her calls for attacks around the world. Lizzie Dearden reports
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

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A female Isis supporter who plotted to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and other London targets has been jailed for life.
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

Prosecutors have dropped terror charges against a former British Army soldier who volunteered with Kudish fighters in Syria.
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

Police in Italy have seized 14 tons of amphetamines worth €1bn (£905m) allegedly produced by Isis in Syria to fund the group’s extremist activities....
3 days ago • WorldNews
The Islamic State group says it will try to free women and children from detention camps in Syria.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

The “Daesh wives” from the Afghan branch of Islamic State look very young. Most are already mothers. Hundreds of them have fled combat, airstrikes and..
1 week ago • WorldNews