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 known 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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The NIA had said the agency has taken all the accused to various places to verify the evidence collected against them during the investigation.
Credit: DNA - Published 22 hours ago

Indian agencies believe that al-Bakistani was the social media recruiter for IS and also the mastermind of the outfit's activities in J&K.
Credit: DNA - Published 22 hours ago

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nadia Murad pleaded with President Trump to step in to help her community.
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Nadia Murad, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was one ofΒ 27 survivors of religious persecution that visited with President Trump on Wednesday.
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Ruslan Maratovich Asainov is accused of being a sniper and trainer for the Islamic State group.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Kazakhstan-born and naturalized American Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was arraigned on Friday in New York for providing material support for a terror group after he..
2 days ago • WorldNews
Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan, appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Article By Guest Writer, Caleb Tisdale Marrakech, MoroccoAttracting young people to radical, extremist ideas is not hard. Just ask the ISIS recruiters..
2 days ago • WorldNews
Washington, July 19: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 17, met Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad. During the meet, Trump..
2 days ago • WorldNews
TUNIS - The Islamic State group has called for more attacks in Tunisia in a rare propaganda video purportedly filmed by the jihadists in the North African..
4 days ago • WorldNews
The black flag of Isis has been hoisted in a Syrian camp holding tens of thousands of the terror group’s family members, nearly four months after the caliphate..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan, a woman from the Yazidi community in Iraq faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

A Russian national accused of fighting for the Islamic State militant group against Syrian government forces was arrested in Albania and will be extradited to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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