Afghan forces kill 5 IS militants in northern Kunduz province

Security forces stormed a suspected hideout of Daesh or Islamic State (IS) outfit in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, killing five insurgents on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Abidullah Abidi said. “Acting on tip of the security forces stormed a hideout of…

Burkina Faso army captain on state TV announces overthrow of military government

A Burkina Faso army captain on Friday announced the ouster of military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and the suspension of the country’s constitution and transitional charter in a statement read on national television.  Army Captain Ibrahim Traore said a group of…

Appeal trial opens over 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in France

The appeal trial opened in Paris on Monday for two men suspected of helping the gunmen who stormed the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015, the first of a wave of Islamist terror attacks that…

At least 6 Mozambicans beheaded, Italian nun shot dead by insurgents

At least six people were beheaded and an Italian nun killed on Tuesday by Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique’s Nampula province, authorities said on Wednesday. Speaking in the resort town of Xai Xai north of the capital Maputo, President Filipe…

19th century Iraq church celebrates first mass since IS defeat

Dozens of faithful celebrated mass Saturday at a Mosul church in northern Iraq for the first time since it was restored after its ransacking by Islamic State jihadists. IS swept into Mosul and proclaimed it their “capital” in 2014, in…

Where is Abubakar Shekau?

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, has allegedly suffered serious injuries after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during clashes with rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in northern Nigeria. According to one intelligence source on Thursday, “Shekau shot himself in the…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader ‘dead after US raid’ in Syria (BBC)

The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group killed himself during a US military operation in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump has said. Speaking from the White House, Mr Trump said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest after…

Entire British family killed after going to join Isis in Syria (Metro)

Twelve members of the same family have died after going to join Islamic State, a relative has said. The Mannan family, from Luton, Bedfordshire, are thought to have crossed into the war-torn nation from Turkey soon after leaving the UK…

Isis ‘still a threat’ despite Donald Trump claiming victory in Syria (Metro)

Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State has been defeated has been rejected by the UK and his own political allies. Yesterday the US leader suddenly declared victory over the extremist group and vowed to pull all 2,000 US troops out…

Melbourne terror attack suspect shot dead (BBC)

A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. Authorities now say they are treating the attack as…

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