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# islamic-state - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Istanbul nightclub attack: Gunman 'confesses' to crime

The alleged gunman was detained by authorities late last night.

# islamic-state - Friday 6 January, 2017

BBC causes a stir with Real Housewives of ISIS sketch

The satirical sketch has been watched millions of times.

# islamic-state - Monday 2 January, 2017

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack Islamic State This post contains videos

'There was blood everywhere and broken glass' - Survivors recall horror of Turkish nightclub attack

CCTV footage of the suspected attacker has now been been released.

Massive manhunt underway for shooter who killed 39 people in Turkish nightclub

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# islamic-state - Friday 23 December, 2016

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Isis claims responsibility for Berlin Christmas market attack

Earlier, the Pakistani asylum seeker arrested in connection with the incident was released due to lack of evidence.

# islamic-state - Sunday 18 December, 2016

A suicide bombing in Yemen has killed at least 30 soldiers

The camp where the explosion took place also a suicide bombing on 10 December which killed at least 45 people.

# islamic-state - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Islamic State has retaken the ancient city of Palmyra

It has used Palmyra’s ancient amphitheatre as a venue for public executions.

# islamic-state - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul have described the harsh realities of life under the so-called IS ‘caliphate’.

# islamic-state - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians

The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul.

# islamic-state - Friday 2 December, 2016

Isis likely to attack Europe again soon

A new report says IS will likely target countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organisation.

# islamic-state - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'You could be wiped out at any moment': Irishman on fighting Isis in Syria

Joshua Molloy, a Laois native and ex-British soldier, was arrested when trying to return to Ireland.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe

It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.

# islamic-state - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'

Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.

# islamic-state - Sunday 13 November, 2016

A year on from the Paris attacks - what do we know about those who killed 127 people?

A key conspirator was identified just this week

Iraqi forces retake ancient city blown up by ISIS

Iraqi troops pushed towards Nimrud last week.

# islamic-state - Monday 7 November, 2016

US-backed troops launch offensive on Islamic State "capital" in Syria

Operation “Wrath of the Euphrates” involves some 30,000 fighters and began on Saturday night.

# islamic-state - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on Door To Door This post contains videos

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on

Civilians are risking their lives to flee the city.

# islamic-state - Friday 4 November, 2016

French teen gets suspended jail term for naming wifi network after Islamic State

His lawyer says he will fight the sentence.

# islamic-state - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording

“Do not retreat. Holding your ground with honour is a thousand times easier than retreating in shame.”

# islamic-state - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply lines

The latest operation could bring fighters close to the largely Sunni city of Hatra, a UNESCO world heritage site.

# islamic-state - Thursday 27 October, 2016

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul Preparing To Escape This post contains videos

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul

Western defence chiefs are already looking towards IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria.

# islamic-state - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city

Some 10,000 fighters are engaged in a huge assault to take back Iraq’s second city.

# islamic-state - Friday 21 October, 2016

Suicide bombers armed with rifles attack Iraqi city of Kirkuk

Nearly all such raids have been carried out by the Islamic State group.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city

IS has claimed a string of deadly suicide bombings in Baghdad in recent days.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq Ground War This post contains videos

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq

Iraqi forces are said to be ahead of schedule in their fight to take back the city.

# islamic-state - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# islamic-state - Friday 7 October, 2016

IS recruits are more educated than you might think, according to a world study

The study aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group.

# islamic-state - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland

Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.

Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle

Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Father of bombing suspect reported him to FBI in 2014

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s father later retracted his statement, saying he meant his son was hanging out with gangs and acting like a thug.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama

The Buddhist spiritual leader also said Europe should educate for the children of hundreds of thousands of refugees, mainly from the war-torn Middle East, to help them go home rebuild their countries.

# islamic-state - Sunday 11 September, 2016

French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of planning a terror attack

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned that the country faces a threat from 15,000 homegrown radicals.

Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers

The US-backed Bob Crow brigade, a group of British and Irish volunteers embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, tweeted its support for the proposed changes to the Irish constitution with the slogan “Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban”.

Australian prime minister links 'IS-inspired' stabbing to 9/11 anniversary

A 22-year-old man has been arrested.

# islamic-state - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal

The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.

# islamic-state - Friday 9 September, 2016

Woman behind failed Paris attack engaged to man who killed priest

The woman, referred to as Sarah H, was also betrothed to a man who killed two police officials in June.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Radical UK cleric Choudary jailed for encouraging support of Islamic State jihadists

Dressed in a white robe, Choudary showed no emotion as the sentence was passed.

# islamic-state - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists War

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists

At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Russia takes credit for killing "principal architect" of terrorist attacks against the West

Islamic State said that one of its main figures has been killed by a US airstrike.

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