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Iraq launches major anti-IS operation after killings

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State group on Wednesday following public anger over the jihadists' murder of a group of abducted civilians.

Factfile on G5 Sahel force

Bamako - Following is a factfile on the G5 Sahel anti-terror force:- What is it?

French firm Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity

Paris - French cement giant Lafarge was charged Thursday with complicity in crimes against humanity and financing terrorists for paying millions to jihadists, including the Islamic State group, to keep a factory open in war-torn Syria.

French firm Lafarge charged with complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria

Paris - French cement giant Lafarge was charged Thursday with complicity in crimes against humanity and financing a terrorist organisation for paying millions to jihadist groups, including the Islamic State, to keep a factory in Syria open during the war.

Tunisia shepherd dies after jihadist attack: ministry

Tunis - A Tunisian shepherd has died from wounds sustained when he was attacked over the weekend by jihadists in the country's mountainous centre, the defence ministry said Monday.

French police thwart terror attack on sex club

Paris - French police have thwarted two terror attacks, including one at a swingers' club, sources close to the investigations said Thursday.

To isolate, or not, Kosovo's returning jihadists

Pristina - One of Europe's smallest countries, Kosovo has produced more than its fair share of battle-hardened jihadists whom it is now trying to rehabilitate after their return home from Syria and Iraq.

Iraq court jails French woman for life over IS membership

Baghdad - An Iraqi court Sunday jailed a French woman for 20 years for belonging to the Islamic State group as her lawyers accused authorities in Paris of "interference" to prevent her returning to France.

Iraq court sentences French woman to life for IS membership

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced a French woman to life in jail for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, an AFP reporter at the courthouse said.

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq's Mosul, hunt for bodies goes on

Mosul - Atop an enormous mound of rubble under blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task.

Syria rehab centre seeks to tame 'caliphate cubs'

- Thirteen-year-old Hassan may have committed atrocities for the Islamic State group, but instead of jailing him immediately, the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria enrolled him in a rehabilitation centre.

Syria fight against IS in Damascus stalls, dozens dead: monitor

Beirut - At least 86 pro-regime fighters were killed in Syria over the past week in battles against the Islamic State group as regime forces push to clear jihadists from their last stronghold in Damascus, a monitor said Saturday.

Fear and exodus on front line of jihadist fight in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - On the edge of the forbidding Sahara in the dusty northern market town of Djibo, Burkina Faso's battle against jihadism is at its most acute.This impoverished corner of West Africa has always seemed distant from the central government in Ouagadougou.

In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

Ramadi - In the vast desert province of Anbar where Islamic State group jihadists first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores.

Yemen forces clash with jihadists after Red Cross worker killed

Aden - Five pro-government soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in clashes with jihadists in Yemen's southern city of Taez on Monday after the killing of an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross, medics said.

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Baghdad - Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Students, teachers rush back to class in IS-free east Syria

Ceylanpinar - Her name means "dreams" in Arabic and schoolteacher Ahlam is finally realising hers -- returning to her beloved classroom after years of jihadist rule over her eastern Syrian hometown.

France detains Belgian imam suspected of Syria fighting

Paris - French authorities have detained and charged a Belgian-based radical imam suspected of fighting with jihadists in Syria, sources said Wednesday.

IS kills 19 regime fighters in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Jihadists from the Islamic State group have killed at least 19 pro-government fighters in a spate of attacks in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Syria's Idlib at heart of tense Russia-Turkey face-off

Beirut - The fate of Syria's Idlib will depend on Turkey's ability to keep a lid on the jihadist-dominated tinderbox and prevent an explosive Russian-backed government offensive on its doorstep, analysts say.

Pentagon confirms Qaeda higher-up killed in Libya strike

Washington - A high-ranking Al-Qaeda operative and another jihadist were killed in a US air strike in Libya, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday.

IS kills 36 Syria troops in surprise attack on Damascus: monitor

Beirut - A monitor said Tuesday three dozen pro-government fighters were killed in a district of Syria's capital as Islamic State jihadists took control of it in a surprise nighttime attack.

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

Paris - Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving terror threat, European intelligence agencies spy a new problem on the horizon: hundreds of jihadists due to be released from prison.

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Kamishli - Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.

Israel sentences Jewish convert to Islam over IS ties

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Jewish convert to Islam to 38 months in prison for seeking to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

Top jihadist commander killed by rival Syria rebels: monitor

Beirut - A prominent jihadist commander was killed by a rival hardline group in northern Syria early Friday, a monitor said, in a new sign of fierce intra-rebel tensions in the area.

Syria's Idlib IS-free after 'surrender': spokesman, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group has been ousted from northwestern Syria's Idlib province after a final group of the jihadists surrendered to hardline rebels on Tuesday, a spokesman and monitor said.

Anti-IS coalition to weigh fate of captured foreign jihadists

Rome - The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group meet in Rome Tuesday to discuss the fate of foreign jihadists held in Syria, including two Britons who carried out brutal beheadings.

Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 jihadists detained including foreigners

Arbil - Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, including foreigners, in recent years.

Book culture returns to Iraq's post-jihadist Mosul

Mosul - Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls -- Mosul's cultural scene is back in business, months after Iraqi forces ousted the Islamic State group from the city following three years of jihadist rule.
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