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Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Paris - The jihadist group now controlling Idlib province in northwest Syria claims to have broken with Al-Qaeda, but analysts say that despite several rebrandings there's no sign it has changed its stripes.

By necessity or design, Iraqi women launch Mosul firms

Mosul - Under the thumb of jihadist rule they were deemed minors -- unable to do anything without permission from a father or husband -- but today women are establishing businesses in Iraq's Mosul.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Tunisia convicts dozens of jihadists over teen beheading

Tunis - A Tunisian court has convicted dozens of jihadists over the 2015 murder of a teenage shepherd, but the vast majority remain on the run, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Russian IS fighters' children return home from Iraq

Moscow - Thirty Russian children whose mothers are in prison in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State arrived Sunday in Moscow from Baghdad, Russian authorities said.

Jihadists kill 8 Syria troops near truce zone: monitor

Beirut - Jihadists have killed at least eight Syrian government troops near a planned buffer zone around the country's last major rebel bastion, a monitor said on Saturday.

Three dead in first car bomb in Mosul since IS ouster: officials

Mosul - A car bomb killed three people in Iraq's Mosul on Thursday, medical and security officials said, the first such attack since jihadists were ousted from the city last year.

IS suffers heavy Syria losses despite Kurd pause: monitor

Beirut - At least 45 Islamic State group fighters have been killed around their last enclave in Syria despite a pause in a two-month Kurdish-led assault, a monitor said on Wednesday.

IS kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week: officials

Kirkuk - Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates.

French jihadist mothers in Syria face terrible choice

Paris - For dozens of French women detained in Syria, an impossible choice looms: keeping their children in a war zone, or sending them home knowing they might never see each other again.

France seeks to bring home jihadists' kids from Syria

Paris - France is seeking to repatriate some of the 150 children of French jihadists identified as being in Syria, as Western nations grapple with how to handle citizens who left to join extremists.

German IS 'shoemaker' pleads to come home from Syria

- From northern Syria, Muslim convert Sufyan is imploring his native Germany to take him back, having been captured years after joining the Islamic State group's so-called "caliphate".

Dread of sharia haunts Malian town besieged by jihadists

Mopti - With a trembling finger, Amadou Koita points to the square where he was lashed 30 times in public.For several months, this remote town in central Mali was occupied by jihadist rebels who have unleashed a spiral of violence in the region.

Moscow, Ankara say Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

Beirut - Russia and Turkey said Tuesday their deal to set up a buffer zone for the last major Syrian rebel bastion of Idlib was still on course, despite jihadists missing a deadline to withdraw.

Hundreds taken by IS from displacement camp in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Hundreds of people were taken by Islamic State group fighters from a displacement camp in east Syria during a jihadist counterattack against advancing US-backed forces, a monitor said Saturday.

Syria Kurds say they hold 900 foreign IS fighters

Kamishli - Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group hold around 900 of the organisation's foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure.

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

Beirut - More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since they began four years ago, a monitor said on Sunday.

US-backed forces poised for assault on last IS bastion in east Syria

Sulaymaniyah - Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces sing for courage as they ready for battle, this time for an assault on the Islamic State group's last stronghold in the country's east.

Alleged Italian IS member held in Syria, say Kurds

Kamishli - Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the Islamic State group as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, they said Thursday.

Coalition confirms assault on IS in east Syria

Washington - Coalition-backed ground forces in Syria have begun what is expected to be the final phase of an operation to clear the Islamic State group from a pocket of terrain, officials said Tuesday.

Foreign fighters in Syria's Idlib face last stand

Beirut - Hailing from far and wide, they flocked to Syria to wage "holy war". Now foreign jihadists face a fight to the last to hold onto Idlib, their final bastion.

Suicide bomber kills 2 Iraq policemen: security official

Kirkuk - A suicide bomber has killed two Iraqi policemen near a former bastion of the Islamic State group, days after IS claimed a similar attack near Syria's border, a security official said Friday.

Counting Islamic State members, an impossible task

Paris - Dramatically weakened on the ground, the Islamic State group faces military defeat in its one-time "caliphate" -- but experts say it is almost impossible to know how many members it still has.

Jihadist conflict in Cameroon diminishing, says thinktank

Libreville - Violence in northern Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists has diminished but rooting out their threat will need deft handling, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned on Tuesday.

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

Bamako - Vote counting was under way across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff in which a poll worker was killed and 100 polling stations were forced to close due to the security threat from Islamist militants.

Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Bamako - Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis.

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Bamako - Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down for belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.

Syrian regime bombs IS jihadists in southern desert

Beirut - Syrian regime forces bombed late Sunday a desert area under the control of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group near the province of Sweida in southern Syria, a war monitor said.

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.
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