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, 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.

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Iraq sentenced a Belgian man to death by hanging on Monday for being part of the Islamic State militant group, one of dozens of foreign nationals facing the..
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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..
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BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State's last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift..
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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..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of the Islamic State militant group's last..
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The battle against the IS in Syria is coming to a close. The BBC's Quentin Sommerville investigates.
3 days ago • BBC News
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight..
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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..
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A suicide attack targeted people leaving the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, a witness and the U.S.-backed forces besieging the area said.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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France has repatriated several young children from camps in Northern Syria, its foreign ministry said on Friday, reiterating that militants who joined the..
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In this attack, "you see the phenomenon that we coined the phrase in the NYPD, 'dying live'"
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday denied any agreement to hand over captured Iraqi Islamic State fighters or their families to Iraq.
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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..
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Islamic State is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have..
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Islamic State is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its last Syrian stronghold, although it may have..
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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..
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Charities say more children at risk if action not taken
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Islamic State militants accompanied by women and children surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost..
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In a statement, the SDF said its fighters had made progress into the remaining IS-held part of the enclave in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. It said 15 IS..
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Islamic State militants accompanied by relatives surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by the hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground to a..
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Islamic State fighters and their families surrendered in their hundreds to U.S.-backed forces besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria..
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Dozens of people, comprising Islamic State fighters, women and children, surrendered to U.S.-backed forces besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in..
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U.S.-backed fighters besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air..
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U.S.-backed fighters besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air..
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists he will not put Australians at danger by helping home-grown Islamic State terrorists return to the country.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists he will not put Australians at danger by helping home-grown Islamic State terrorists return to the country.
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By Ellen Francis BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in..
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CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams was the only network correspondent on the ground in Raqqa, Syria in 2017, reporting on the fall of the ISIS..
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The remaining 3,000 Islamic State members in the group’s last Syrian holdout surrendered Tuesday, The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Thousands of..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Islamic State launched two counter attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beaten back..
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Islamic State militants mounted two counterattacks on Wednesday against U.S.-backed Syrian forces that are on the brink of capturing the jihadists' final enclave..
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The ideology of IS will persist, says the BBC's Jewan Abdi, after meeting women who fled its last enclave in Syria.
5 days ago • BBC News
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it thwarted an attempted Islamic State group suicide bomb attack early on Wednesday during a last-stand battle for..
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Around 3,000 Islamic State members have surrendered from the group's last holdout in Syria, Kurdish-led forces said Tuesday, as air raids and shelling resumed..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families..
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This week marks 8 years of civil war in Syria, and CBSN is taking a look at how ISIS has helped shape the conflict. Seth Jones is a senior adviser to the..
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CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reflects on his time reporting for "CBSN On Assigment." In his reporter's notebook, D'Agata discusses ISIS'..
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By Ellen Francis QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish authorities that led the fight against Islamic State are prepping for their next battle: a political..
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Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining..
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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian..
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Islamic State was close to defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said..
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Islamic State was on the brink of defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said..
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A U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria is basically over but requires a little more time to be completed on the ground,..
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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday 38 Islamic State fighters had been confirmed killed in a U.S.-backed offensive against the jihadists' final..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed..
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Around 20,000 Iraqis in Syria, including women and children who fled Islamic State's last enclave, are expected to be..
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Around 20,000 Iraqis in Syria, including women and children who fled Islamic State's last enclave, are expected to be sent home in weeks under an agreement with..
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State's final enclave in eastern Syria was pounded with air strikes and artillery on Monday in a U.S.-backed..
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Bosnia is preparing to take back two of its nationals who are suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria and are now in detention in a Kurdish-run camp in..
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, a commander..
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'It is extremely unlikely that Shamima will be in a fit state to make any rational decisions'
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, a commanders..
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The US-backed force waging the battle against ISIS in its last pocket has killed dozens of fighters and captured an arms dump as it restarted an offensive to..
1 week ago • WorldNews
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed dozens in continuing clashes with Islamic State fighters at Baghouz in eastern Syria and captured a..
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U.S.-backed fighters are moving slowly into Islamic State's final pocket in eastern Syria to avoid losses in the face of sniper fire and landmines, one of their..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which is spearheading a final offensive against the Islamic State group's last redoubt, confirmed its involvement in..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

Heavy fighting erupted in Syria as U.S.-backed forces battled against the last ISIS stronghold in the country. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from city of Homs.
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Two Belgian women who joined Islamic State in Syria said on Sunday they were losing hope they will ever go home after a Belgian court overturned a ruling to..
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US-backed Syrian forces launched an assault against the final Islamic State (IS) group redoubt in eastern Syria on Sunday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an assault on Sunday against the final Islamic State enclave in..
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