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Islamic State developing new weapons despite losses: arms monitor

Islamic State militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on Wednesday. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said the Sunni militant group was “promoting

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U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said. It was the first

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ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left four people dead and 29 injured in London. According to Amaq News Agency, ISIS official press service, the attacker was a “soldier of the caliphate”. “The perpetrator of the

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“My dear family, please forgive me”. Read the letters written by Islamic State suicide bombers

“My dear family, please forgive me,” reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul. “Don’t be sad and don’t wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get married

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‘It’s time to eradicate ISIS’, Trump tells CIA

President Donald Trump of U.S. has told the Criminal Investigative Agency (CIA) that it is time to eradicate the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group from the face of the earth”. Trump, made the remarks at the CIA headquarters on his

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IS militants abduct 13 lecturers in eastern Afghanistan

Islamic States militants have abducted 13 lecturers at a religious school in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. “The teachers were busy taking examinations from students in Shpoly area when they were abducted,” Attaullah Khugyani, spokesman for

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Islamic State supporters call for more holiday attacks in Europe

A pro-Islamic State group on Wednesday urged supporters of the jihadists to carry out attacks on targets such as markets and hospitals in Europe over the Christmas holiday period and urged Muslims to stay away from Christian celebrations. The threat

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IS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers

A suicide bomber killed 35 soldiers and wounded around 50 on Saturday at a military camp in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, military and medical sources said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber detonated his

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IS claims jihadist ‘soldier’ behind Ohio attack

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul

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When their school was under IS control, children learned arithmetic by adding bullets and rockets

“One bullet plus one bullet equals? Two bullets!” This is how the children of the small Iraqi village of Jaraf were taught mathematics during two years of jihadist rule. On Saturday, a neighbour opened the gate of their school for

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