Islamic State Group

WASHINGTON | US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States. Pompeo says Hoda Muthana does not have a U.S. passport or any legal basis to enter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

BEIRUT | UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in IS enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Michelle Bachelet says in a statement Tuesday that the extremists are actively preventing civilians, including women and children, from … Continue reading BEIRUT | UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in IS enclave

MUNICH | The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Qatar’s foreign minister is cautioning that the Islamic State group will continue to be a threat even after its last pocket of resistance in Syria is shut down. IS once controlled territory in large parts of Syria and Iraq, but … Continue reading MUNICH | The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

LONDON | Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group says she has given birth to a baby boy. The family’s lawyer said Sunday that 19-year-old Shamima Begum and her latest baby are in good health. Begum is living in a refugee camp in northern Syria and … Continue reading LONDON | Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

BEIRUT | US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province. Ciya Furat, a commander with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said Saturday his group will “very soon bring good news to the whole world.” It was … Continue reading BEIRUT | US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday. The U.S.-backed force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, … Continue reading AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained 52 Syrian nationals over their suspected links to the Islamic State group. Anadolu Agency says the suspects were detained Thursday in the town of Osmangazi, in northwestern Bursa province. The private DHA agency said police conducted simultaneous dawn raids at five separate locations … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS

PARIS | French detain 2 in 2016 police couple killing in name of IS

PARIS (AP) — A French official says two individuals have been placed in custody in relation to the investigation of the 2016 slaying of two police officers in their home in the name of the Islamic State group. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, did not say when the arrests took place, … Continue reading PARIS | French detain 2 in 2016 police couple killing in name of IS