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ISIS deputy given death

BAGHDAD, Sept 19, (Agencies): An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the …

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Baghdadi alive, said irrelevant

BEIRUT, Aug 25, (Agencies): The US-led coalition said Thursday the leadership of the Islamic State group was now “irrelevant” after IS issued an audio message it said was by its chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi. Coalition spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan’s statement came after Baghdadi called on Muslims to wage “jihad” …

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Europeans jailed for DAESH links

BAGHDAD, Aug 6, (Agencies): An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people — many foreigners — captured after the militant group’s defeat last year. French citizen Lahcen …

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Islamic State fighters surrender to Afghan forces after Taliban assault

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say more than 150 Islamic State fighters have surrendered to government forces in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the provincial police chief, said 152 fighters surrendered Wednesday, including Habib-ul Rahman, their commander. …

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DAESH hits kill over 220

BEIRUT, July 25, (Agencies): The death toll from raids and suicide bombings carried out Wednesday by the Islamic State group in Syria’s southern Sweida province has risen to over 220 people, a war monitor. “The toll from the attacks increased to at least 221 dead, 127 of them civilians,” Rami …

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Islamic State (DAESH) in comeback with guerrilla tactics

BAQUBA, Iraq, July 24, (RTRS): Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing. With its dream of a Caliphate in the Middle East now dead, Islamic State has switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the …

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Strike on DAESH kills 54

BEIRUT, July 14, (AFP): An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried …

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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news …

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Belgian sentenced to death in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 22, (AFP): An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group. The tough punishment is the latest doled out in the conflict-scarred country to foreigners who flocked to the self-declared caliphate …

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Iran court sentences eight men to death over Islamic State attack

DUBAI, May 13 (Reuters) – An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced eight men to death over attacks that killed 18 people at the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year, in the first deadly operation by Islamic State in the country. The sentence, issued by a Revolutionary Court after …

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