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Pro-regime Druze militia in Syria hangs IS member: monitor

Beirut - Pro-government Druze militiamen hanged a member of the Islamic State group in Syria's Sweida on Tuesday, a monitor said, just days after the jihadists executed a young hostage from the minority group.

On the backfoot, IS uses old tactics to gain new strength

Beirut - The Islamic State group is looking to recapture lost power by reverting to the grisly tactics that first propelled it to global notoriety, analysts say, including executions and kidnapping minorities.

IS kills one of dozens of hostages in southern Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida: media, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last month, a Syrian news website and a monitor said Sunday.

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after IS-claimed attack kills 4

Dushanbe - Tajikistan on Wednesday pledged to create a "tourist police" force to protect visitors after four tourists were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Cyclists killed in Tajikistan described 'dream' trip

Dushanbe - Cyclists from Europe and the US who were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Tajikistan had described their trip as a "dream come true.

IS jihadists cornered in pocket of southern Syria

Beirut - Heavy clashes erupted Tuesday between Syrian regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists cornered in a pocket of southern Daraa province, state media and a monitor said.

Nearly 250 dead in IS attacks on south Syria: new toll

Beirut - The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Thursday.

'No evidence' to back IS claim for deadly Toronto attack: police

Montr - Canadian authorities said Wednesday they have no evidence to substantiate a claim by the Islamic State group that the gunman who killed two people in a Toronto rampage was an IS fighter.

IS claims deadly Toronto attack: propaganda agency

Beirut - The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a weekend shooting that killed two people in Canada's Toronto.The group's propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was "one of the soldiers of the Islamic State".

UK expects US trial for Syria 'Beatles' fighters

London - Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two British fighters captured in Syria, known as the "Beatles," and sparked outrage by saying it would not block the death penalty.

Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months: HRW

Baghdad - An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of "terrorism" suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held.

Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria's Daraa province, a war monitor said.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria: monitor

Beirut - An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.

IS seizes village in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - An Islamic State group affiliate seized a village in southern Syria overnight from rebels who had agreed to a regime takeover, a Britain-based monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes, clashes hit IS pocket in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes and fierce clashes on Wednesday rocked a sliver of territory in southwestern Syria held by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said.

The Islamic State group in Iraq

Baghdad - The Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 launched a lightning offensive in Iraq, seizing nearly a third of the country before being beaten back by operations there and in neighbouring Syria.

Iran executes eight over deadly IS attacks in Tehran

Tehran - Iran has executed eight people convicted over two deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Tehran last year, the judiciary's news agency said Saturday.

Iraq executes 13 death row jihadists to avenge killings

Baghdad - Iraq said Friday that it executed 13 death row jihadists after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed a forceful retaliation to calm public anger over the Islamic State group's murder of abducted civilians.

Iraq executes 12 death row jihadists in response to killings

Baghdad - Iraq executed a dozen death row jihadists on the order of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, his office said Friday, in retaliation for the Islamic State group's murder of eight captives.

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the Islamic State's execution of eight captives.

Syria forces impose 'curfew' in Raqa fearing instability, IS

Beirut - Security forces in Syria's Raqa announced a two-day curfew starting Sunday, citing instability and fears of Islamic State group attacks in the jihadists' former stronghold.

Iraq says it killed 45 IS jihadists in Syria strike

Baghdad - Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an air strike in eastern Syria, the second such operation in less than a month.

Biggest Iraqi tribe calls for arms to defend against IS

Baghdad - Iraq's biggest tribe has appealed for weapons to defend itself against the Islamic State jihadist group after several of its members were abducted and killed in a central desert region.

Syria state media says US-led coalition hit regime position in east

Damascus - Syrian state media said overnight Sunday to Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had carried out a deadly strike on a regime position in the country's east near the Iraqi border.

In Syria's Kobane, a monument to lives lost and battles won

Yildiz - With a father's tenderness, Adham Olaiki clears dried leaves and twigs from his son's final resting place, a neat marble grave on the edge of Syria's Kobane.

IS jihadists lose ground in Syria town after major attack: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group had lost ground Saturday in a town on the Syrian-Iraqi border after pro-regime forces repelled a major attack the day before, a Britain-based monitor said.

IS jihadists retake parts of Syria town in major attack: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group used at least 10 suicide bombers on Friday in a massive attack on Albu Kamal, in which they retook parts of the eastern Syrian town, a monitor said.

Iraqi refugee held in France on suspicion of IS 'war crimes'

Paris - An Iraqi refugee in France thought to be a former senior member of the Islamic State group has been arrested in Paris and indicted on suspicion of "war crimes" over his alleged involvement in a massacre in his country.
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