Islamic State

FBI Searches Home of San Bernardino Shooter’s Former Neighbor

By Rory Carroll and Yasmeen Abutaleb RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec 5 (Reuters) – Federal agents in Riverside conducted a search early on Saturday at what neighbors say was the house of a childhood friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California on Wednesday. The searched house

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Russian Man Beheaded by Daesh For Rejecting Recruitment Attempt

BRATSKOYE, Russia, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The Russian man beheaded as a spy by Daesh was a moderate Muslim who had rejected attempts by militants to recruit him to fight in the Middle East, his adoptive family told Reuters on Friday. A video posted online by Daesh this week showed a man in an orange

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Turkish Soldiers Deployed to Iraq to Train Iraqi Troops Near Mosul

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Several hundred Turkish soldiers have been deployed to provide training for Iraqi troops in an area near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under Islamic State control, a Turkish security source told Reuters on Friday. Islamic State militants overran Mosul, a city

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Suspected Militant Blows Himself Up During Raid in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A suspected Islamist militant and two members of his family were killed in northern Lebanon on Saturday, after the man blew himself up during an army raid on his home, security and medical sources said. It was the latest in a series of arrest raids across the country since two

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Britain Carries Out First Airstrikes on Syria

AKROTIRI, Cyprus/LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – British bombers made their first strikes on Daesh in Syria on Thursday, hitting oil fields that Prime Minister David Cameron says are being used to fund attacks on the West. Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus just hours after British lawmakers voted 397-223

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For Freedom and Honor

Grief prevails despite victory as Yazidis mourn loved ones BY Mohammed A. Salih With a pistol hanging from his belt, Dilkash Murad walks into his own house on the eastern side of Sinjar, an Iraqi town that was occupied by the terrorist group Daesh last year. The ceiling is covered in smoke caused by repetitive battle

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NATO Allies Seek to Strengthen Turkey’s Defences

By Robin Emmott, Sabine Siebold and Arshad Mohammed BRUSSELS, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – NATO allies sought on Tuesday to strengthen Turkey’s defences along its Syrian border after the United States withdrew its missile defence battery for modernisation, leaving Ankara exposed as Russia intensifies actions in the area. Germany has also removed its Patriot battery supporting

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Cameron Says Government Unanimous on Syria Strikes, Unlike Opposition

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday his government had unanimously agreed a motion on air strikes against militants in Syria, portraying the ruling party as united on an issue that has split the Labour opposition. Cameron wants to launch the strikes as soon as possible against Daesh in Syria,

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U.N: Europe Must Stop Locking Up Thousands of Stateless People

By Emma Batha LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – European countries must stop locking up stateless people like criminals, human rights campaigners said, describing their detention as “a preventable tragedy” that risks being worsened by the migrant crisis. Thousands of stateless people are being held in immigration detention centres across Europe even though they

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