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IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

Beirut - The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm.

In Syria camp, uncertain future for foreign IS orphans

Ak - Sitting in a wheelchair beside a metal fence in a camp in northern Syria, nine-year-old Ruqaya Mohammad raises a scarf over her face to hide from journalists.

Jihadists kill abducted aid worker in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists aligned to Islamic State have killed one of six aid workers abducted in July in northeast Nigeria, charity group Action Against Hunger said Wednesday.

The Iraqi displaced no one wants

Kuwait - Accused of links with the Islamic State group, hundreds of Iraqi families have been evicted from displacement camps only to find their hometowns and tribes angrily refusing their return.

UN criticises transfer of 1,600 displaced Iraqis

Baghdad - The United Nations on Monday criticised Iraqi authorities for transferring around 1,600 people from camps to their areas of origin, saying the returns could put them in danger.

Jihadists down regime plane, detain pilot in northwest Syria

Jihadists Wednesday downed a regime plane flying over northwest Syria as it took part in a deadly campaign that has seen loyalists inch forward against their opponents, a monitor said.

US military says service member dead in Iraq mission

Baghdad - The US military said Saturday that an American service member died during an operation alongside Iraqi security personnel in Nineveh province."One US service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in...

Money row sparks deadly Nigeria jihadist infighting: sources

A dispute over money within a Nigerian jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has spiralled into clashes that has killed "scores" of fighters, sources said.

Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers

Maputo - Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the country's northern region and killed least 250 people.

US says targeted Al-Qaeda in northwest Syria

Beirut - The United States said Monday it had carried out a strike against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in northwestern Syria, its first such operation there in two years.

Betrayal, guilt, hate: post-IS, Mosul society still broken

Mosul - Haytham Salem has not spoken to his sister in years, but this is no ordinary family feud. When Islamic State jihadists overran Iraq's Mosul, he fled but his nephew joined them.

Spain busts gang that helped 'finance Al Qaeda militia'

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday detained 10 nationals of Syrian origin accused of financing "Al Qaeda terrorist militia" in Syria, the interior ministry and a source close to the probe said.

Damascus pounds jihadist-run northwest, ignoring Trump warning

Sar - Bombardments by the Syrian regime killed six civilians in northwest Syria Monday, hours after US President Donald Trump urged Damascus and its allies to "stop bombing the hell" out of the jihadist-held region.

Civilian toll mounts as Syria regime pounds jihadist bastion

Kafer Halab - Nine children were among at least 21 civilians killed Tuesday in regime attacks on Syria's northwest, a jihadist stronghold that has come under intensified bombardment in the past month, a monitor said.

21 civilians dead as regime pounds Syria's northwest: monitor

Beirut - At least 21 civilians were killed on Tuesday as Syria's regime intensified its bombardment of the last jihadist stronghold in the country's northwest, a monitor said.

Syria ex Al-Qaeda group seeks rivals' help to fight regime

Beirut - The head of Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate has urged rival fighters allied to Turkey to take up arms against regime forces to ease the pressure on the jihadist bastion of Idlib.

Battle for Libya's Tripoli gives chance to IS

Tripoli - The battle for Tripoli between rival Libyan forces both championing the fight against "terrorism" has created a security vacuum, allowing the Islamic State group a chance to re-emerge, analysts warn.

2 civilians dead in Libya attack claimed by IS

Tripoli - Two civilians were killed and four captured Thursday in a southern Libyan town held by strongman Khalifa Haftar, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, sources said.

12 killed in pro-regime attacks on northwestern Syria

Beirut - Attacks by Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies killed 12 civilians in the country's northwest on Friday in the latest violation of an eight-month-old truce, a war monitor said.

French court denies appeal for IS followers to return home

Paris - A supreme legal tribunal in France on Tuesday rejected appeals by families for their relatives who had gone to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) radical militant group to return home.

Sri Lanka attacks show Islamic State influence outlives caliphate

Paris - The devastating bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, claimed by Islamic State jihadists, show that the influence of the group's extremist ideology remains dangerously intact even after the collapse of its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, experts say.

A month after IS 'caliphate' defeated, challenges aplenty

Beirut - Sleeper cells, prisons teeming with jihadists, camps crammed with their wives and children -- perils abound in Syria, nearly a month after the Islamic State group's "caliphate" was declared defeated.

Kosovo repatriates 110 citizens from Syria

Pristina - Kosovo on Saturday repatriated 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers with their children having followed their partners who went to join jihadist groups in the war-torn country.

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign jihadists

Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse.

Five children of French jihadists return home from Syria

Paris - The French government said Friday it had repatriated five orphaned children of French jihadists' from camps in northeast Syria, where a five-year offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group is drawing to a bloody close.

Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Beirut - Nearly 300 Syrians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group have been freed because they have "no blood on their hands", Kurdish authorities who were holding them said.

Iraq saves France thorny repatriations of IS jihadists

Baghdad - By pledging to try 13 French Islamic State group fighters, Iraq has assumed the role of judge and jailor for the suspected jihadists -- thereby saving Paris the controversy of repatriating them.

Iraq to prosecute 13 French IS fighters seized in Syria

Paris - Iraqi courts will prosecute 13 French citizens captured while fighting for the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, Iraq's President Barham Saleh said Monday.

Iraq received 14 French IS fighters from Syria Kurds: government

Baghdad - Fourteen French nationals accused of fighting for the Islamic State group were transferred to Iraq by US-backed forces squeezing the jihadists' final Syrian bastion, an Iraqi government source said Monday.

Security forces free Mali official from jihadists

Bamako - A senior government official and a journalist abducted by suspected jihadists in Mali have been freed, a security source told AFP on Tuesday.
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