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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.

After IS, French women held in Syria say ready to go home

- Detained after fleeing the Islamic State group's crumbling Syrian holdout, two women from France say they are ready to go home -- if they are judged fairly.

Germany wants trial for Syria jihadists but warns of difficulties

Berlin - Germany vowed Monday to prosecute German IS fighters but warned that it would be "extremely difficult" to organise the repatriation of European nationals from Syria, after US President Donald Trump called on allies to take back alleged jihadists.

Take back jihadists, Trump tells Europe

Washington - European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he said would be the end of the "caliphate.

187 ex-jihadists surrender in Cameroon

Mora - Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said Thursday.

After joining IS aged 15, German woman asks to go home

- Four years after leaving Germany to live under the Islamic State group, 19-year-old Leonora has fled the jihadists' last bastion in eastern Syria and says it's time to go home.

S.African 'jihad suspect' dies in Mozambique hospital

Maputo - A South African businessman held in Mozambique on suspicion of being a jihadist leader has died in hospital under mysterious circumstances, his wife and a medical source told AFP on Wednesday.

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria: monitor

Beirut - Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.

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.
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