Sri Lanka attack shows ISIS is not 'Junior Varsity': counter-terror expert

ISIS militants are still masters of guerilla warfare, counter-terror expert warns after Sri Lanka massacre Former Israeli Special Forces soldier Aaron Cohen reacts to ISIS claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. Despite a weakened presence in places such as Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terrorist group remains a serious threat, said Aaron Cohen, a counter-terrorist and security […]

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ISIS says it has killed 362 people in 92 attacks in three days

ISIS claims to have killed 362 people in 92 attacks around the world in just three days in a ‘revenge invasion’ after the collapse of its ‘caliphate’ Islamic State claimed the attacks took place from April 8 to 10 across the world It claimed responsibility for attacks in 80 cities including Kolomna near Moscow But analysts sceptical terror group could have […]

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France will not take back ISIS jihadis and families following backlash

France will not take back ISIS jihadis and their families following furious backlash at reports 250 of them would be allowed to return French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has ruled out jihadist repatriation He said they would consider bringing back children on a case-by-case basis Reports the government had repatriation plans for 250 were met with hostility Thousands of foreigners are […]

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum says she ‘is bored by BREXIT’

ISIS bride Shamima Begum says she ‘is bored by BREXIT’ because it ‘goes on and on without end’ The 19-year-old said she often turns channel to cartoons to escape Brexit talk Comments came in first interview following death of third child Jerrah in March She went to Syria to join Islamic State from Bethnal Green, east London, in 2015 e-mail View […]

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39 Indian hostages held by ISIL killed in Mosul: FM Swaraj says

Bodies of 39 Indians, who were abducted in 2014, have been identified after DNA matching, India’s foreign minister says. Thirty-nine missing Indian workers, who were taken hostage by ISIL in the Iraqi city of Mosul, have been killed, India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The minister told Rajya Sabha – the upper house of parliament – the government had […]

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Sinai: What is happening and why

The Sinai operation comes amid preparations to hold Egypt’s presidential election next week. Jump to Death toll Two soldiers have been killed in the Sinai Peninsula in an ongoing military operation against ISIL fighters in the region, according to the Egyptian military on Sunday. Here is what’s happening – and why: What is happening Rebellion: Security operations against rebels in Sinai have been ongoing since 2000, […]

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ISIL video of Niger attack highlights US troops' vulnerability

Pentagon denounces ‘depravity’ of ISIL propaganda video showing deadly ambush that killed Nigerien and US soldiers. An ISIL propaganda video showing the deadly ambush of American troops in Niger raised questions on Monday as to the nature of the mission and why the soldiers had been left so vulnerable. The October 4 attack occurred as a unit of 12 American […]

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