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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.

Russia says killed IS member plotting election attack

Moscow - Russia's FSB security agency said Thursday it had killed an Islamic State jihadist in the provincial city of Nizhny Novgorod as he was plotting an attack during next month's presidential polls.

France to 'intervene' if nationals sentenced to death in Mideast

Paris - France said Sunday it "will intervene" in cases of its nationals sentenced to death in Iraq and Syria for belonging to jihadist organisations.

14 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp: army

Bamako - Fourteen soldiers were killed and 18 wounded on Saturday in an attack on their camp in Mali's restive north, the army said, while military sources told AFP jihadists were responsible.

Facing death in Iraq, European jihadists won't get help from home

Paris - European nations rarely miss a chance to slam the use of the death penalty by others, but they have largely turned a deaf ear to pleas from citizens facing execution in Iraq for fighting with the Islamic State group.

Jihadist corpses poison life in Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For three years, jihadists made life in Iraq's Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone's existence as no one wants to move them.

German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria: monitor

Hong Kong - A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said.

French jihadist wives press charges over Syria detention

Paris - The wives and children of French jihadists captured in Syria have filed a legal complaint against French authorities for refusing to repatriate them, their lawyers announced Wednesday.

French female jihadists should face trial in Syria: govt

Paris - Female French jihadists arrested in Kurdish-held parts of Syria should face justice there so long as they can be guaranteed a fair trial, the French government said on Thursday.

IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

Misratah - Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate."The temperature must be kept at between -18 and -20 (Celsius, 0....

Philippine extradition hearings begin for doctor accused of New York plot

Manila - A Filipino doctor accused of wiring money for a foiled New York jihadist plot appeared in a Manila court Tuesday to fight extradition to the US, saying the Islamic State group hacked his social media accounts.

Homeward bound? Europe mulls fate of jihadist families

Paris - As the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" crumbles under an international military pounding, Europe's governments are grappling with a shared problem: what to do with returning jihadists and their families.

Using vehicles as weapons of terror in Europe and America

New York - A pickup driver ploughed a truck into cyclists and pedestrians in New York on Tuesday, killing eight people in the first deadly "act of terror" in the city since September 11, 2001.

Return home of 5,600 jihadists poses major threat: Soufan

Baghdad - Thousands of foreign jihadists who have fled Islamic State group-held territories in Iraq and Syria could pose major security problems as they return home, a think-tank said Tuesday.

Wanted dead, not alive: France's approach to IS jihadists

Paris - France's attitude to the killing of its citizens in Syria fighting for the Islamic State group has rarely been as frankly stated as it was in the lead up to the fall of Raqa.

Turkish forces launch incursion into Syria: monitor

B - Turkish forces have entered northwest Syria's largely jihadist-controlled Idlib province, observers said, where Ankara said this week it planned to create a "de-escalation zone" as part of efforts to end the Syrian war.

Philippines to start extradition process for NY plotter: minister

Manila - A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targeting New York's subway and Times Square will face legal proceedings seeking his extradition to the United States, the Philippine justice secretary said on Sunday.

Philippines 'breeding ground for terrorists', says NY plotter

Manila - A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targetting New York City had boasted that his country was "a breeding ground for terrorists", the US Justice Department said Saturday.

Islamic State: Defeating the virtual caliphate

Paris - The Islamic State group may soon be defeated in Iraq and Syria but a "virtual caliphate" could be harder to conquer, experts and officials have warned.

Head of Syria ex-Qaeda group 'critical' after Russia strike

Moscow - Russia said on Wednesday it had killed 12 field commanders of Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate, adding the group's top leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani had lost an arm and was in a "critical condition.

Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar

- Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched a dawn assault Tuesday against one of the Islamic State group's last bastions in the vast western province of Anbar bordering Syria.

Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children: security official

Baghdad - Iraq has in its custody more than 1,300 women and children from Islamic State group families who surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga forces, an official said Monday.
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