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Pressure mounts to repatriate and try IS foreign fighters

Washington - US President Donald Trump's decision to take custody of dozens of high-value Islamic State militants from the under-siege Kurds avoided their possible release but raised the pressure on Washington and its allies to accept them for trial.

Syria Kurds say prison housing IS fighters hit by Turkey

Beirut - Syria's Kurds said Thursday that Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured Islamic State group fighters, despite Ankara's pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the jihadists."The Turkish regime...

US takes custody of two notorious Islamic State 'Beatles' from Syria Kurds

Washington - Two notorious Islamic State jihadists dubbed "The Beatles" who were held by Syrian Kurds are now in US custody and have been moved out of the country, President Donald Trump said early Thursday.

IS threat to spread if Turkey invades northern Syria

Beirut - A feared Turkish invasion of northeast Syria could spark a resurgence of the Islamic State group, analysts and Kurdish forces have warned, despite Ankara's pledge to prevent the jihadists' return.

Trump threatens to release IS captives at European borders

Washington - US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to release Islamic State prisoners at European borders if France, Germany and other countries don't take back their captured nationals.

Trump: other countries must shoulder fight against jihadists

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against Islamic extremists as the US negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Syria Kurds hand over four IS-linked children to Germany

Kamishli - The Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany, their first such repatriation to the European country, an official said.

UK strips citizenship from dual national 'Jihadi Jack'

London - Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Islamic State group dubbed "Jihadi Jack" being held in northern Syria, leading Canada to accuse the UK of off-loading its responsibilities.

Hamza bin Laden's death no big blow to Al-Qaeda: experts

Washington - The reported death of Osama bin Laden's son and heir to the Al-Qaeda mantle is unlikely to do much damage to the jihadist group's resurgence, US terror experts said Thursday.

US urges Europe to repatriate, prosecute jihadist fighters from Syria

Washington - The United States called on European nations on Thursday to repatriate and put on trial their citizens who went to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria.

Coalition says strike kills 5 IS jihadists in Syria

Beirut - A US-led coalition air strike killed five jihadists in eastern Syria on Monday, a spokesman said, in the first such raid since the collapse of the Islamic State group's "caliphate".

Men still missing, Yazidi women stitch together incomes after IS

Dohuk - On the floor of her stuffy, dimly-lit tent in Iraq, Yazidi survivor Layleh Shemmo nimbly tugs floral pink fabric through her sewing machine, stitching together a living for her broken family.

Blood, bones paired to probe IS crimes against Iraq's Yazidis

Baghdad - Six drops of blood and a vial of ground-up bone: a sample of evidence that an Iraqi forensics lab has gathered of the Islamic State group's multiple brutal crimes against the Yazidis.

Agony of Yazidi women torn between IS kids, or return home

Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community."Of course I couldn't bring them home.

Manila says first Filipino 'suicide bomber' behind last month's attack

Manila - Philippine security forces confirmed Wednesday the first Filipino "suicide bomber" attack in the Asian country, warning Islamic militants were grooming other local prospects for more such actions in the future.

Philippines suspects first suicide bombing by a local: army

Manila - A Filipino militant is suspected of carrying out an apparent suicide bombing last week in the southern Philippines, an army general said Tuesday, a grim first for the insurgency-plagued nation.

Three arrested over central Sydney 'terror plots'

Sydney - Australian police on Tuesday arrested three men accused of links to the Islamic State group over an alleged plot to attack police stations, embassies and defence facilities in central Sydney.

IS head in Yemen captured by special forces: coalition

Apo - Saudi and Yemeni special forces have captured the head of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen, the Saudi-led military coalition backing the country's government announced Tuesday.

Three months on, landless IS still a threat in Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State group may have lost its "caliphate", but three months later, experts have warned the jihadists are still attacking fighters and fields in Syria to show they remain relevant.

Australian Islamic State orphans rescued from Syria camp

Sydney - Eight orphans of Australian Islamic State fighters have been spirited out of a camp in Syria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, in an apparent U-turn.

IS focus on millennial women is worry for future: Europol

Den Haag - The Islamic State group is targeting women from the millennial generation as it seeks new recruits after the fall of its so-called caliphate, the EU's police agency said Friday.

Iraq's judiciary denies deal to commute French jihadist death sentences

Baghdad - Iraq's judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group.

14 French, Dutch children repatriated from Syria

Paris - Twelve children of French jihadists, most of them orphans, were flown home Monday from camps in Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who were handed over to the Netherlands, the foreign ministry said in Paris.

Iraq harvests go up in smoke, but who lit the fires?

Kirkuk - Resurgent jihadists, ethnic land disputes or regular field burning? Iraq's northern farmlands are on fire, but the area's complex patchwork of grievances has made it hard to identify the culprits.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Baghdad - A Baghdad court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows in Iraq.

Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq

Baghdad - Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture.

Iraq condemns eighth French IS member to death

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death an eighth Frenchman for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting his claims he was tortured into confessing.

HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of IS trials to Iraq

Baghdad - Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq.

Iraq condemns 7th Frenchman to death for IS membership

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced a Frenchman to death on Wednesday for joining the Islamic State group, bringing to seven the number of French jihadists on death row in Iraq.

Iraq condemns 7th Frenchman to death for IS membership

Baghdad - A Baghdad court sentenced a Frenchman to death on Wednesday for joining the Islamic State group, bringing to seven the number of French jihadists on death row in Iraq.
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