The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh, is a terrorist militant group and a former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi jihadist doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
A Hungarian court on Wednesday began the trial of a Syrian man accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity as a military leader of Islamic State near the city of Homs in 2015, saying he.. Reuters - Published
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turkey, after Ankara.. Reuters - Published
James Le Mesurier, the former British army officer and founder of an NGO that trains the Syria Civil Defense group, has been found dead outside his home in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Turkey is moving forward..
The global presence of Islamic State continued to advance in 2018 through networks and affiliates, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales said on Friday, even though the Trump..
General Kenneth McKenzie is the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East. Wednesday, he offered fresh details about the raid that killed ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Commandos killed five..
The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria, experts said, but the organization..
U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and a smattering of chants of "Lock him up!" when he appeared on screen at the World Series in Washington on Sunday, even as he celebrated one of the..
European leaders are warning that the fight against terrorism is far from being over following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world's most wanted terrorist, and leader of the so-called Islamic..
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The U.S. plans to withdraw 1,000 troops from northern Syria. Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that it's "very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting." Turkish soldiers are attacking Kurdish.. CBS News - Published
President Trump said U.S. troops being pulled out of Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent an ISIS resurgence. With Turkish forces moving south and Russian-backed Syrian units advancing.. CBS News - Published
The Pentagon confirms the U.S. is sending additional troops into northeast Syria to protect oil fields from ISIS. This comes as Russia, the newly self-appointed sheriff in northern Syria, ordered all.. CBS News - Published
Turkey's president sat down with the Russian president to discuss Syria's future. A ceasefire in northern Syria is due to expire Tuesday. If the fighting resumes, Kurdish forces in the region who.. CBS News - Published
U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of.. CBS News - Published
Top U.S. military officials released new images from the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He took his own life as U.S. special forces units closed in on him in.. CBS News - Published
The leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was responsible for a reign of terror across Iraq and Syria. He was killed in northwest Syria on Saturday, after being targeted by U.S. forces. President Trump.. CBS News - Published
New details about the raid that took out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two men were captured alive and taken into custody. Video and photos of the raid could soon be made public. David Martin.. CBS News - Published
Holly Williams in Turkey and CBS News Senior National Security contributor Michael Morell, a former acting director of the CIA, join CBS News to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.. CBS News - Published
An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old.. Reuters - Published
Some 10,000 Islamic State detainees held in prisons in northeastern Syria present a major security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, urging countries to take back their citizens.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States knows the location of the third in command to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed last month in a U.S.-led raid. Reuters - Published
German police have detained three people in the western city of Offenbach on suspicion of planning an attack using explosives on behalf of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the European Union's decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and he warned that Turkey could send.. Reuters - Published
Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State -- a German and an American -- beginning a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it.. Reuters - Published
Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for the Islamic State militant group, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Reuters - Published
Turkey has deported an American foreign fighter and will soon deport another seven Germans, a spokesman for the interior ministry was quoted as saying on Monday after state media said Ankara began.. Reuters - Published
Iraqi forces shot three anti-government protesters dead in the southern city of Nassiriya on Sunday, police and medics said, adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that have shaken the war-weary.. Reuters - Published
In this web exclusive, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addresses President Donald Trump's abandonment of the Kurds in Syria who have been key in America's fight against.. CBS News - Published
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for a deadly attack on a border post on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan frontier two days earlier, the group's Amaq news agency reported on its channel on the.. Reuters - Published
The European Union could face a wave of returning battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from Syria unless it gets much tougher with Turkey, including breaking off any accession or trade talks, a.. Reuters - Published
Turkey will begin to repatriate captured Islamic State militants to their home countries as of Monday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying by state media on Friday. Reuters - Published
The United States' killing of Islamic State's leader is important progress, but the world should not rest on its laurels in the fight against terrorism, China's special envoy to the Middle East said on.. Reuters - Published
Angry kin of nine American citizens massacred in a suspected gangland ambush in northern Mexico urged the government to accept U.S. help to destroy drug cartels that one grieving relative described as.. Reuters - Published
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a leader of an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group in Mali and warned the influence of Islamic State in West Africa was on the rise even as it.. Reuters - Published
CBS News senior national security contributor and former acting CIA director Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Morell was.. CBS News - Published
CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS has become a "failing organization," after claims of great victory have been "debunked" over the past six to nine months. Brennan notes the United States aims to.. CBS News - Published
Graeme Wood, author of "The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamist State," offers insight into militants' thinking and explains why extremism is such a difficult problem to solve globally. CBS News - Published
In one of his first executive actions, the President ordered the Pentagon to develop a new strategy to defeat ISIS. CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin joins us from Cairo after.. CBS News - Published
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona says he disagrees with Secretary Tillerson that the U.S. should just concentrate on ISIS. "We can walk and chew gum. We have the capability to do both, the Senator adds." CBS News - Published
Turkey has captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former Islamic State leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special.. Reuters - Published
Masked Islamic State militants attacked a border post on the Tajik-Uzbek border overnight, triggering a gun battle that killed 15 of the militants, a guard and a policeman, Tajik authorities said on.. Reuters - Published
Soldiers in the southern Philippines foiled what the army said on Wednesday was an attempted suicide bombing in an urban area, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on a group aligned with Islamic.. Reuters - Published
Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy in the fight against ISIS, joins Margaret Brennan for his first interview since his resignation over President Trump's decision to withdraw from.. CBS News - Published