Boko Haram captures Nigerian town

Boko Haram radicals took control of the nearby town of Vimtim and continued besieging other towns in the area

Nairobi: Militants of the Boko Haram radical Islamist group have seized the important northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, days after the government confirmed that ceasefire negotiations were still continuing, media reported on Friday. Boko Haram radicals took control of the nearby town of Vimtim and continued besieging other towns in the area Eyewitnesses More...

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The organisation's slogan is "preparing for the honour of jihad"
By IANS On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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IS now teaching ‘how to be good wives of jihad’

London: The notorious militant organisation Islamic State (IS) appears to have started influencing women by providing guidelines on how to be the ultimate wives of IS fighters in Syria and Iraq. The organisation’s More...

An IS commander and a Danish IS fighter were among those killed
By IANS On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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21 IS fighters killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Damascus: Twenty one Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in US-led airstrikes against the Sunni radical group’s positions in the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, a monitoring More...

The incident came a day after the IS militants executed some 30 tribesmen from Albu Nimer tribe
By IANS On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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IS executes 75 tribesmen in western Iraq

Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group executed 75 tribesmen in western Iraq on Thursday, a day after it executed 30 tribesmen from the same allied Sunni tribe in Iraq’s province of Anbar, a provincial More...

If rains resume, relief personnel are likely to pull out of the area
By IANS On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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14 killed, 300 missing in Sri Lanka landslide

Colombo: At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts. If More...

The IS captured more than 40 tribesmen from the Sunni tribe of Albu Nimer in the militant seized town of Heet
By IANS On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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IS executes 30 tribesmen in Iraq

Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group executed more than 30 tribesmen in western Iraq on Wednesday, as government forces continued their offensive against the extremist militants across the country, security More...

He is also reported to have earned himself a trusted position in the operational command of the group
By Agencies On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Australian Islamic State kingpin dead

Canberra: Australian terrorist and Islamic State (IS) kingpin Mohammad Ali Baryalei is believed to have been killed in Syria, a media report said on Wednesday. He is also reported to have earned himself a trusted More...

Some 150 Peshmerga forces will be sent to Kobane through Turkey soil
By IANS On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Turkey allows Iraqi Kurdish forces in Syria to fight IS

Ankara: Turkish government on Tuesday said the Iraqi Kurdish forces could cross its territory into Syria at any moment to fight against Islamic State (IS). Some 150 Peshmerga forces will be sent to Kobane through More...

The identities of the killed militants have not been determined yet
By IANS On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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33 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad: At least 33 militants were killed in two separate air strikes launched in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Monday, the military said. The identities of the killed militants More...

The attack coincides with an offensive by the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) terrorist group that has been seeking to extend its control beyond the large areas of Iraq and Syria
By Agencies On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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15 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

Baghdad: At least 15 Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen were killed and 30 others were wounded in a suicide bombing near Jurf Al Sakhar in Iraq’s Babil province, south of Baghdad. The attack coincides with More...