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Islamic State affiliate suspected of Catholic church massacre, Nigeria says

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An insurgent group affiliated to Islamic State is suspected of carrying out a massacre in a Catholic church in Nigeria on Sunday in which 40 people were killed, the country’s interior ministry has said. Assailants wie...

US woman pleads guilty to leading all-female Islamic State battalion

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An American woman who prosecutors say led an all-female battalion of Islamic State militants in Syria will be sentenced in October after pleading guilty in a case that a prosecutor called a first of its kind in the US...

FBI says it foiled Islamic State sympathizer’s plot to kill George W Bush

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The FBI claims an Islamic State sympathizer living in Ohio plotted to assassinate George W Bush, but confidential informants helped federal agents foil the plan, according to court records. Details of the alleged sche...

British-born Islamic State member receives life sentence in US trial

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A member of an Islamic State group that beheaded western hostages in Iraq and Syria, nicknamed “the Beatles” for their British accents, has been sentenced to life in prison in the US. Alexanda Kotey, 38, originally fr...

How the Islamic State trial could change the future of US terrorism cases

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As the trial against the accused Islamic State fighter El Shafee Elsheikh began this week on American soil, jurors in a northern Virginia courtroom were quickly exposed to accounts of unimaginable brutality. Elsheikh,...

Islamic State hostages were forced to fight each other, US court hears

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Aid workers and journalists taken hostage in Syria by a group of British Islamic State militants were forced to fight each other until they passed out, a US court has heard. The group of three British men, nicknamed “...

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing of two Israeli police officers

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in which two Israeli police were killed in the northern city of Hadera on Sunday. The claim was made in a statement posted on its Telegram account. Police said th...

Daughter of David Haines to confront his alleged Islamic State kidnapper in US trial

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The daughter of a British man murdered by Islamic State will demand to know the whereabouts of his remains when one of his alleged kidnappers goes on trial in the US this week. Bethany Haines, 24, will fly from her ho...

Burkina Faso: 13 soldiers killed in attack by suspected Islamic extremists, says army

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At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in Burkina Faso’s eastern Gourma province in an ambush by suspected Islamic extremists, the army announced on Monday. A number of the attackers were killed in ...

Islamic State names new leader, confirming US raid killed predecessor

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Islamic State has named a new leader after confirming that its previous head was killed by the US in north-western Syria over a month ago. In an audio message released on Thursday, an IS spokesman, Abu Omar al-Muhajer...

Revealed: leaked files show how Ericsson allegedly helped bribe Islamic State

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Confidential documents have revealed how the telecoms giant Ericsson is alleged to have helped pay bribes to the Islamic State terrorist group in order to continue selling its services after the militants seized contr...

Islamic State-linked jihadists kill at least 40 civilians in Mali amid turf war

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An Islamic State-linked group has killed around 40 civilians caught up in a rivalry between warring jihadist groups in Mali’s conflict-plagued north. There were “at least 40 civilian deaths in three different sites” d...

Two suspected British Islamic State recruits seized by Taliban at border

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Two suspected Islamic State recruits, one of them carrying a British passport, were seized by the Taliban when they tried to slip into Afghanistan last autumn through its northern border, the Guardian can reveal. The ...

‘We are still shocked’: the Syrians who discovered Islamic State’s leader was their neighbour

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For many months, the man on the motorbike would come and go from the house and a mechanic’s workshop in the Syrian border town of Atme. No other adult in the three-story building ever seemed to emerge, least of all a ...

Visual guide to deadly US raid targeting Islamic State leader in Syria

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Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi took over as leader of Islamic State in 2019 following the deaths in quick succession of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Baghdadi’s nominated successor Abu Hassan al-Muhajjir. The US operat...

Islamic State’s leader may be dead but the organisation still lurks in the rubble

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Being an Islamic State leader is not what it used to be. The death of the latest IS supremo, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, far from the heartland of the terror group’s rise in Iraq in a frugal home in the back b...

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