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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.

IS clashes with Syrian regime kill 150: monitor

Birut - Fierce clashes between the Islamic State group and pro-regime forces in central Syria have left over 150 fighters dead in 24 hours, mostly jihadists, a monitor said Sunday.

Offline, cultlike, Spain terror cell evaded detection

Madrid - The jihadist cell behind last week's twin attacks in Spain was built around a "guru" and went completely offline to avoid detection by anti-terrorist police, experts said.

11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint: pro-Haftar forces

Benghazi - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said."At least nine soldiers were beheaded...

Pentagon chief in Baghdad: IS jihadists 'on the run'

Baghdad - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the Islamic State group is "on the run" in Iraq and that security is returning after a four year battle against the jihadists.

Hezbollah using weaponised drones against IS in Syria

Birut - Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah has used weaponised drones against the Islamic State group across the border in war-ravaged Syria, its media arm said on Monday.

Mine kills 3 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border: army

Birut - Three Lebanese soldiers were killed Sunday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in the east of the country along the border with Syria, the army said in a statement.

Lebanon army advances against IS in border battle

Birut - Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.

Lebanon army launches offensive against IS on Syria border

Birut - Lebanese troops on Saturday launched an offensive against the Islamic State group on the country's eastern border with Syria, seeking to drive the jihadists from a long-time stronghold.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 was jailed for 10 years Friday, after being convicted of crimes that included cutting off the hands of suspected thieves.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 denied chopping off the hands of suspected thieves, as he stood trial in the capital on Friday.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Conflicts in Syria, Iraq far from over despite IS setbacks

Baghdad - Despite the recapture of swathes of territory from the Islamic State group, the conflicts in Iraq and Syria are far from over as their governments face major political challenges, experts warn.

Two Arab Israeli brothers charged with IS group contacts

Jerusalem - Two Arab Israelis were indicted Friday in a court in northern Israel for alleged contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group and illegal possession of weapons, the Shin Bet security agency said.

Swede freed in Mali denounces ransom payments

Stockholm - A Swede who was held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali for more than five years before being freed in June said Thursday he was opposed to ransoms being paid in kidnapping cases.

Solace of orphaned children of defeated Libya jihadists

Misratah - Traumatised by war, their jihadist parents either killed or missing, 28 children have found solace in each other at a Red Crescent centre in Libya's third city Misrata.

S.African held hostage by Al-Qaeda for six years freed

Pretoria - A South African man snatched from his hotel and held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed unscathed, his country's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Squeezed in Raqa, IS jihadists ramp up counter-attacks

Ak - As Islamic State group fighters steadily lose chunks of their Syrian bastion Raqa to a US-backed force, the jihadists are ramping up the ferocity of their counter-attacks.

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

Cairo - Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday.

Top Malian jihadist killed as unrest intensifies

Bamako - The Malian army said Friday it had killed a top jihadist commander operating in the country's troubled central region, following heavy fighting in the north against jihadists and among armed groups this week.

Turkish police kill 5 suspected IS jihadists, detain 233

Ankara - Turkish police on Wednesday killed five suspected Islamic State jihadists in the central province of Konya, officials said, as officers detained 233 suspected extremists across Turkey.

Mosul becomes 'graveyard' for foreign jihadists

Mosul - The decaying bodies of foreign jihadists are piling up among the ruins of Mosul where the last few dozen Islamic State group fighters are mounting a desperate last stand.

Turkey detains 6 IS suspects 'plotting attack on opposition march'

Istanbul - Turkish police on Wednesday detained six suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group planning a bomb attack on an opposition protest march, a provincial governor told Turkish media.
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