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# islamic-state - Today’s News


# islamic-state - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Inside Islamic State’s network of underground tunnels, filled with drugs and ammunition

Thirty to 40 tunnels were found in Sinjar, Iraq,, each wired with electricity and each with their own sleeping quarters.

# islamic-state - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Inside the app that’s become the Islamic State’s biggest propaganda machine

The Telegram messaging app has shut down dozens of Isis-related channels since the Paris terror attacks.

# islamic-state - Friday 27 November, 2015

Putin: Turkey’s claims it didn’t know downed jet was Russian are rubbish

“The planes have identification signs and these are well visible,” Putin said.

# islamic-state - Thursday 26 November, 2015

# islamic-state - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Russian soldier killed while trying to rescue pilots in plane shot down by Turkey

One of the pilots was killed while the second is reportedly with the Syrian army.

# islamic-state - Monday 23 November, 2015

Cyber security analyst identifies 20 Islamic State supporters based in Ireland

Two recruitment sites are also operating on Irish webspace.

# islamic-state - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name

‘Some ignorant people believe that the terrorists have a gift store in the middle of Denver.’

# islamic-state - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves ‘all necessary measures’ against IS

A man suspected of scouting targets for Islamic State before last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been arrested in Turkey this morning.

People are joining Isis because they’re desperate for money…

Many Syrians who join the so-called Islamic State do so because they are starving according to one defector.

# islamic-state - Friday 20 November, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA now insists Isis ARE ‘terrorists’

Phil Flanagan had earlier been reported to say that he did not consider the organisation as ‘terrorists’.

# islamic-state - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Islamic State group says it executed Norwegian and Chinese hostages

Photos of two bodies which appeared to be those of the men featured in the English-language magazine Dabiq.

‘Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world’

‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.

US warned France about Paris attack ringleader in May

The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud is not known after the raid in St-Denis yesterday.

More than 1,200 Europeans who flew out to join Islamic extremists have returned home

Many have been jailed, but others have returned to normal society.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

This is the bomb Islamic State say took down the Russian plane

The militant group’s claims were published in an English-language magazine.

Father of suicide attacker travelled to Syria last year to try and bring him home

Mohamed Aminour spoke to Le Monde last December about his efforts to convince his son to leave Islamic State.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria

Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.

# islamic-state - Monday 16 November, 2015

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

“France is at war” – Francois Hollande

Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.

Isis ‘threatens to attack Washington’ in new video

A militant featured in the footage says Europe should also expect more attacks.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

# islamic-state - Sunday 15 November, 2015

France has launched ‘massive’ airstrikes on Isis in Syria

Some 20 bombs are reported to have been dropped, and an ISIS command centre and training camp destroyed.

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

Paris attacks: What we know today

Several Kalashnikov rifles have been found in an abandoned car.

# islamic-state - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Over 230 people were injured

U2′s Paris gigs have been cancelled

Bono says that the cancelling of a gig is “small potatoes” compared to the loss of life.

Chilling video shows people clinging to windows as Bataclan gunmen open fire

Warning: some readers may find this footage disturbing.

# islamic-state - Friday 13 November, 2015

US sources claim ‘Jihadi John’ dead after drone strike

The Pentagon has said it is not clear he was killed but defence sources say they’re 99% sure.

# islamic-state - Friday 30 October, 2015

German rapper turned Isis extremist killed in US air strike

Denis Cuspert, also known by his artist name Deso Dogg, was one of the group’s most famous Western fighters.

Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis

Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it’s not quite ‘boots on the ground’

The US military will be taking part in ‘direct action’ against Islamic State.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Islamic State ties three men to historic monuments, then blows them up

IS has yet to inform local residents who the executed individuals were or why they had been killed.

# islamic-state - Monday 26 October, 2015

Two police among nine killed in shootout between Turkish police and IS suspects

The fighting lasted for at least two hours.

# islamic-state - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison Gunfight This post contains videos

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison

It’s the first time US ground forces have been in action against Islamic State militants

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

# islamic-state - Thursday 15 October, 2015

British mum flees Islamic State, says it wasn’t her ‘cup of tea’ Syria This post contains videos

British mum flees Islamic State, says it wasn’t her ‘cup of tea’

Shukee Begum went to Syria with her five children to find her husband.

# islamic-state - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?

“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”

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