The attack targeted Aviation Square, a commercial area of Baghdad, the interior ministry said in a statement.
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Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a Shi’ite Muslim who led the country in the four-year war against ISIS, said he will seek to form a cross-sectarian block called ”the victory alliance” to contest the parliamentary elections.
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Rejecting Russian allegations, the US claimed that its military base at Tanf in Syria is instead being used as a temporary base to train partner forces to fight the ISIS.
The blast comes a week after the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a training facility of the same agency, the National Directorate for Security, in Kabul.
The standoff has underlined how uncertain central government control remains outside the capital and how volatile the political situation has become.
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After having been taken into captivity by the ISIS militants in an assault on Sinjar on August 3, 2014, the eldest reportedly said that she never thought that she’d see her sisters again.
Akayed Ullah, who has lived in the United States since 2011, began his self-radicalisation in 2014 when he started viewing pro-ISIS materials online, prosecutors said.
Ullah was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism, and making a terrorist threat under New York state law.
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While the joint communique had most aspects of fighting terrorism flagged by Sushma Swaraj, there was no explicit naming of LeT.
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According to a HRW report, Iraqi judiciaries are violating the rights of ISIS suspects with flawed trials, arbitrary detentions under harsh conditions and broad prosecutions.
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The precise number of children bornas a result of sexual violence perpetrated by ISIS fighters is difficult to establish, but in March 2016 it was estimated that there were 31,000 pregnant women living within the caliphate.
Carried out by terrorists claiming links to ISIS, the attack exposed just how weak a grip the Egyptian state has in Sinai.
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Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings”.
As US-backed and Russian-backed forces battle to retake the remaining pockets of ISIS-held terrain, Mattis said the US military’s longer-term objective would be to prevent the return of an “ISIS 2.0.”
The attacks, the deadliest on French soil since World War Two, prompted the country to strike back, joining international military operations targeting ISIS and other Islamist militant groups in Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere.
The United Nations this week released a report showing how ISIS in northern Somalia has grown to around 200 fighters from just a few dozen last year.
Balochistan was rocked by a series of attacks late last year that claimed over 180 lives and raised concerns about a growing militant presence.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s news agency Amaq said on Tuesday, without giving evidence.
ISIS more closely resembles the sort of street gang with which many of its Western and Westernised enlistees are familiar than its more austere competitor, al-Qaida.
If the US simply focuses on trying to hunt down jihadist leaders in Niger it will miss an opportunity to address the underlying causes of violence in the region.
The Syrian army launched its attack against ISIS there in September, backed by Russian airstrikes and fighting alongside Iran-backed militias and the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah.
Sayfullo Saipov was charged in federal court on Wednesday with acting in support of the ISIS militant group ploughing the truck down a riverside bike trail, injuring a dozen people in addition to those killed.
Sayfullo Saipov confessed to authorities that he made a trial run with a rental truck on October 22 to practice turning the vehicle and “stated that he felt good about what he had done” after the attack.
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The caliphate may be collapsing, but ISIS still poses a threat, not least because of its spread to South and Southeast Asia and foreign fighters returning to their home countries.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in Wazir Akbar Khan, a heavily fortified area of the city that houses numerous foreign embassies and government buildings.
Republican and Democratic members of Congress have argued for years that Congress ceded too much authority over the military to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
ISIS’s looming defeat is to be cheered, but the costs have been huge – loss of civilian life, destruction of ancient cities, increased attacks abroad and brewing conflicts in the region.
They were among at least 70 people abducted and taken by fleeing ISIS militants to a secret location in the desert, east of al-Qaryatayn town, after the Syrian army and pro-government militias took control of the town.
Under the US constitution, Congress, not the president, has the right to declare war. But some have said that too much authority over the deployment of US forces has been ceded to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
The continued ability for ISIS to mount attacks in areas where it was thought to have been eliminated will hinder efforts to stabilise regions when the fighting wanes.
Today, the battle to open and close schools is as fierce as ever, as the US-backed government under President Ashraf Ghani struggles to fend off an insurgency dominated by the Taliban.