Islamic State

Report: Final Islamic State Stronghold in Syria Falls

Fox News reported on Thursday that the final Islamic State stronghold in Syria, the village of Baghouz, has been liberated by the Kurdish-led, U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces. The report has not been officially confirmed as of Thursday evening, but if Fox’s information is solid, the ISIS “caliphate” has been destroyed.

US-backed forces press offensive against IS Syria enclave

Islamic State on Caliphate Fall: ‘What Is Our Crime? We Just Wanted to Apply Sharia’

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), even as its so-called caliphate continues to crumble, disseminated a new propaganda film this week urging the jihadi remnants in the group’s last sliver of land in Syria not to worry about their possible demise because they will end up in “paradise” while their enemies will go to “hell.”

TOPSHOT - A picture taken in eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor shows explosions following shelling by the US-backed forces on the Islamic State group's embattled holdout of Baghouz, on March 11, 2019. - US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pounded the last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group …

Robert Gaines & Scott Horton: It’s Time to Stop Fighting Osama bin Laden’s War

Osama bin Laden is long dead, but his plans live on through American foreign policy. In 2001, al Qaeda consisted of only 400 ideologues in the far corners of the world. After the recent regime change wars in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria, typical estimates place their membership at around 20,000. To top it all off, the American economy is out $5.6 trillion dollars for the whole failed project. This is not the legacy of a war to spread, or even protect, liberty and prosperity. Instead it is the legacy of an evil but gifted tactician, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Supporters of hardline pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Quetta on May 2, 2011 after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Pakistan's hill station of Abbottabad. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden …

Federal Judge Refuses to Expedite Case of Islamic State Bride

A federal judge has denied a request from a 24-year-old woman who fled the United States to join the Islamic State, arguing that she does not face imminent danger in the Syrian refugee camp where she is currently situated.

Undated photo of Hoda Muthana provided via AP by Attorney Hassan Shibly.

U.S. Commander: ‘Violent Extremists Present a Clear and Present Threat’ to Europe

The risk of Islamic terrorism in Europe “remains high” despite a dramatic drop in fatalities from terrorist attacks last year, the top American commander in the region warned on Tuesday while European leaders grapple with the wave of battle-hardened jihadis returning home to the continent as the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) territorial caliphate collapses.

New Zealand tells 'bumbling jihadi' he's on his own

New Zealand PM Tells ‘Bumbling Jihadi’ He’s on His Own

Wellington — A New Zealander dubbed “the bumbling jihadi” can expect little help from his homeland after being captured in Syria by forces fighting the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Monday.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes a point during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Swedish Populists Set to Double European Parliament Vote

The populist Sweden Democrats look set to double their vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections as leader Jimmie Åkesson has rejected all calls for allowing returning Islamic State members back into the country.

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