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Istanbul police detain 62 foreigners over alleged IS links

Istanbul - Istanbul police have detained 62 foreigners suspected of having links to the Islamic State group in overnight raids, Turkish media reported Friday.

Turkey detains 82 foreigners planning to go to Syria: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities have detained 82 foreigners in Istanbul suspected of having links to the Islamic State group and planning to go to Syria, as Turkey's crackdown against the jihadist group widens.

Timeline of major jihadist attacks in the US

Washington - New York was struck by its worst attack since September 11, 2001 when a suspect with apparent links to the Islamic State group mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path on Lower's Manhattan's West Side, killing eight.

German 'IS leader' on trial for recruiting jihadists

Celle - Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, suspected of being the Islamic State group's de facto leader in Germany, went on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.

German 'IS leader' on trial for recruiting jihadists

Frankfurt Am Main - Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, described as the Islamic State group's de facto leader in Germany, goes on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.

Body of Berlin attack suspect returned to Tunisia

Tunis - The body of Anis Amri, the Tunisian blamed for the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, was repatriated to the North African country on Friday for burial.

Man held in Spain spotted at Bataclan band concert venue

Barcelona - A man held in a Spanish anti-jihadist raid was spotted in September in front of a Barcelona concert hall where the band that was playing during the Bataclan attack in Paris was due to perform, police said Wednesday.

French jihadist Kassim targeted in Mosul strike: Pentagon

Washington - French jihadist Rachid Kassim, suspected of inspiring several attacks in France, was targeted in a coalition air strike near the Iraqi city of Mosul, but his death is not yet confirmed, the Pentagon said Friday.

German teen gets 6-year term for 'IS' police stabbing

Berlin - A German court on Thursday sentenced a teenage girl to six years of juvenile detention for stabbing a police officer in an assault "to support the Islamic State group".The defendant, identified as 16-year-old Safia S.

Brussels attackers also planned kidnappings

Brussels - The jihadists behind the Paris and Brussels terror attacks had planned to kidnap well-known figures in a bid to trade them for their brethren jailed in Belgium, media outlets reported Wednesday.

Istanbul nightclub attacker 'identified as Uzbek jihadist'

Istanbul - The attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said.

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists' video

Madrid - Spanish police found videos at the home of a suspected jihadist detained this week showing armed men in front of an image of a central Madrid square where thousands will celebrate New Year's Eve, judicial sources revealed Friday.

Spain detains two suspected jihadists, munitions found

Madrid - Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected jihadists in Madrid and found bullets and weapon magazines while conducting raids linked to the detentions.

Ex-militant held in Spain wanted to commit suicide attack

Madrid - A former anti-ETA militant arrested this week in Spain for allegedly disseminating jihadist propaganda had said he wanted to self-immolate in a bus, a court document revealed Friday.

Russia says has thwarted IS attacks

Moscow - Russia's federal security service said Thursday it had thwarted a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Moscow and the southern city of Samara, detaining six people.

Former anti-ETA militant turned IS backer held in Spain

Madrid - A former member of Spain's GAL death squads which targeted ETA separatists in the 1980s was arrested Tuesday for allegedly disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said.

IS jihadists likely made mustard gas used in Syria: OPCW chief

Den Haag - Jihadists belonging to the so-called Islamic State group may have manufactured sulphur mustard gas used in attacks in Syria and Iraq themselves, the head of a global watchdog told AFP Friday.

German police detain five 'IS recruiters'

Berlin - German police on Tuesday arrested five men suspected of links to the Islamic State group, who allegedly sought to recruit fighters for the jihadists.

Syrian IS suspect charged with scouting Berlin attack sites

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had brought charges against a 19-year-old Syrian man accused of having scouted targets in Berlin for a potential attack by the Islamic State group.The man identified only as Shaas Al-M.

Teen girl stands trial for 'IS' police stabbing in Germany

Celle - A teenage girl went on trial in Germany on Thursday for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly "ordered" by the Islamic State organisation but which was not claimed by the jihadist group.

IS propaganda arm weakened by military setbacks: study

Washington - The IS group's propaganda machine, largely credited with effectively attracting fresh recruits, has been weakened by military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, a US study said Tuesday.

Germany arrests three IS suspects with 'links' to Paris attackers

Berlin - German police Tuesday arrested three men with forged Syrian passports accused of being Islamic State (IS) militants and labelled a possible "sleeper cell" with links to the Paris attackers.

Teenage cop attacker linked to IS charged in Germany

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for the Islamic State jihadist group.The German-Moroccan teenager, identified only as Safia S.

Mass abductions in Syria by the Islamic State group

Birut - The jihadist Islamic State group, which on Friday seized around 2,000 civilians in northern Syria, has already carried out several mass abductions in the country:- February 23-26, 2015: IS kidnaps more than 220 Assyrian Christians as it seizes territor...

Trial of Strasbourg 'jihadists' opens in Paris

Paris - Seven suspected jihadists, including the brother of one of the suicide bombers in last November's Paris attacks, went on trial in Paris on Monday.

Suspected IS suicide explosion during Turkish police raid

Istanbul - A suspected Islamic State insurgent carried out a suicide bombing during a Turkish police operation at a house near the Syrian border on Thursday, local media reported.

Paris attacks suspect wanted to die a martyr: Belgian police

Brussels - Belgian investigators said they have discovered a "last testament" attributed to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini, suggesting that he wanted to die a martyr.

Jihadists exploit mental illness for attacks: Experts

Paris - Experts say the link between mental illness and so-called "lone wolf" terrorists is driven by the fact that unstable individuals are often influenced by events in the news, a fact that is exploited by global jihadist groups.

Tunisia kills two 'suspected jihadists' in anti-terror raid

Tunis - Two suspected jihadists were killed on Wednesday during a security operation near the Tunisian capital against a cell planning "simultaneous" attacks, the interior ministry said.

Albania and Kosovo: A 'new front' for jihadists

Tirana - Three years ago, Albert and Yassin left their homes in Kosovo and Albania to wage jihad in Syria. Now they're back, swelling the ranks of jihadists in a region the Islamic State has called a "new front" in Europe.
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