Op Freedom’s Sentinel Close to Defeating Islamic State in Afghanistan U.S. special forces and Afghan counterparts killed 22 Islamic State fighters in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Afghanistan on April […]» Read more
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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS), and by its acronym in Arabic of Daesh (Arabic, داعش, pronounced dāʿish), is a United Nations designated terrorist organisation. It follows an Islamic fundamentalist doctrine of jihad and is in allegience with Al-Qaeda. It originated in 1999 as Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (The Organisation of Monotheism and Jihad) before adopting its current name in 2014; and was active in the Iraqi insurgency (2003–2011) and the Syrian Civil War (2011–present). It is currently led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri). Iraqi intelligence obtained information in 2014 that ISIL had assets worth US$2 billion, although this figure is contested.
Elite Gendarmerie Unit Responds to Terrorist Attack in Trebes, France “Allah Akbar” heard as Moroccan man fires shots. The terrorist organisation Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday’s terrorist attck […]» Read more
Suicide Bombing Kills 31 in Afghan Capital Afghan officials say a suicide blast has killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 65 others in Kabu, Afghanistanl. Officials and […]» Read more