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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Jihadists

This year
# Burkina Faso
UN urges 'impartial' probe after 28 killed in Burkina Faso
The country has been grappling with an insurgency led by jihadists since 2015.
All time
# Jihadists
European countries reject calls to repatriate Syria jihadists
The Islamic State’s former “caliphate” is now almost completely destroyed.
# Jihadists
Two men jailed in first trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks
Jihadists massacred 130 people in the Islamic State attacks in Paris in 2015.
# counselling and care
Inside the controversial rehab centre for Saudi jihadists
Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre has a focus on finding an ideological cure for jihadism.
# borough market
Islamic State claims responsibility for London Bridge terror attack
The so-called ‘Islamic State’ says it was behind the attack that killed seven people and critically wounded 21.
# keeping the peace
Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general
Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.
# madness
Pope hits out at 'homicidal madness' of jihadist attacks
The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics also called on government leaders to combat the poverty.
# Iraq
'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians
The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul.
# Terror Attack
"Let us learn to live together": Sister of priest slain by jihadists addresses mourners
Despite the rain, thousands have gathered outside Rouen’s cathedral to show their respects.
# State of Emergency
'Kind, shy and dedicated', Fr Jacques Hamel is the 236th victim of jihadists in France since 2015
The so-called Islamic State group said today’s attack was carried out by its ‘soldiers’.
# Mali
Three people, including two UN peacekeepers, killed in attack by suspected Islamist militants
A further 20 people were injured in the pre-dawn attack, four seriously.
# made in france
A film about a jihadist attack on Paris is on hold because of eerie echoes with reality
Posters for the film placed all over the city’s metro have been taken down.
# Terror Threat
'There are suspected jihadists in Ireland right now, but the threat is low'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed the government is monitoring a number of individuals.
# Iraq
Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base
Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.
# Taking it back
After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane
Another city in Iraq was also liberated.
# anti-terror raids
Mastermind of jihadist cell in Belgium 'still at large'
Meanwhile, arrests made in Greece yesterday are said to be unconnected to the cell.
# anti-terror laws
'No evidence of jihadist terror groups training in Irish mountains'
Frances Fitzgerald has said everything is being done to protect Ireland against terror threats.
# Jihadists
Counter-terror chief: We can't stop all attacks without becoming a totalitarian society
Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Europe’s prisons have become a ‘massive incubator’ for radicalisation.
# Hostage
Pilot captured after Islamic State shoots down coalition jet for the first time
It is believed a heat-seeking missile shot down the warplane.
# Vienna
Austrian police raid homes, prayer rooms and mosques for jihad recruiters
150 people have so far been discovered leaving Austria to join jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
# I'll take that
Britain to seize passports from British jihadists to stop them returning home
Australia is facing a similar scenario to Britain with at least 73 of its nationals having their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling to Iraq and Syria.
# Attack
Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.
# counter-terriorism
The flow of Europeans joining Islamic State 'isn't drying up'
The EU counter-terrorism chief has said the number has swelled from 2,000 to 3,000 in just months.
# Hostage
Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him
“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.
# New South Wales
800 police stop Islamic State plan to 'behead random Australian'
The major pre-dawn operation resulted in 15 arrests.
# JOining forces
Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State
Representatives of 20 nations will take part.
# islamic state
Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists
The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.
John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks
Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.
# Back Together
French mum reunited with two-year-old daughter taken by alleged jihadi father in October
The father was arrested in Turkey last weekend with their daughter Assia.
# Iraq
'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives
“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”
# islamic state
Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.
# Weapons
US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.
# boston bombing
Boston bomb suspect blames brother
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators his brother was the leader in last week’s deadly attacks, and that no international terrorist groups were involved.
# Research
DCU gets €5m to investigate violent political extremism online
The research will look at the activities of violent jihadists, nationalist-separatists and extreme right-wing groups on the internet.