Islamic State Group

BAGHDAD | Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD— Iraq is celebrating the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. The government declared victory last December after a grueling three-year war in which tens of thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

HONOLULU | Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentence

HONOLULU — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 35, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He provided classified military documents, a drone and … Continue reading HONOLULU | Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentence

ISTANBUL | 6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

ISTANBUL— A court in Istanbul convicted six people and sentenced them to life in prison for involvement in an extremist attack at Istanbul’s main airport that killed 45 people and was blamed on the Islamic State group, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Friday. The six were convicted of premediated homicide and contravening the Turkish Constitution … Continue reading ISTANBUL | 6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

BEIRUT | US-backed Syrian fighters resume offensive against IS

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they have resumed their ground offensive against the Islamic State group in the last territories controlled by the extremists in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement Sunday that the decision to resume the fighting came after threats from Turkey against the Kurdish-led force dropped due … Continue reading BEIRUT | US-backed Syrian fighters resume offensive against IS

DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian officials have reopened the country’s National Museum in Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. Syria’s Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad told reporters Sunday that the reopening sends a “genuine message” that Syria’s heritage has not been … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

DAHUK, Iraq | The Latest: Suspect told police he wanted all Jews to die

DAHUK, Iraq — The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice. Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the Islamic State group wreaked on their small religious minority. She is desperate to go with them, but there is also someone she can’t bear to … Continue reading DAHUK, Iraq | The Latest: Suspect told police he wanted all Jews to die

MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell

MOSCOW — Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has busted up a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group that plotted terror attacks in the Russian capital. The Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has arrested six suspected members of the IS cell in the Moscow region. It added that they have received orders … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell