The Najaf attack, which involved gunmen and a suicide car bomb, followed blasts a day earlier in Baghdad that left 29 people dead.
Investigators found the mobile phone number of the 40-year-old Tunisian stored in the phone of Anis Amri, the man believed to have hijacked the truck and ploughed it into crowds at a market in Berlin.
The agency has said that the blog, which collects and analyses communications from terror organisations, was used to encourage a young man from West Bengal to join ISIS.
With the entry of ISIS into the Afghanistan equation, Indian interests have diverged from those of Russia and Iran, who have said that ISIS is a much more dangerous threat than the Taliban.
Iraqi soldiers have retaken a quarter of Mosul, but their advance has been slow and punishing.
Authorities cautioned local law enforcement to be aware that supporters of ISIS have been calling for their sympathisers to attack holiday gatherings in the US, including churches.
Trump has frequently criticised President Barack Obama for not doing enough to battle Islamic militants and for his refusal to use the term “radical Islam” to describe ISIS and other militant groups.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters that the planned attack was an “Islamist terrorist plot” and “one of the most substantial terrorist plots that have been disrupted over the last several years”.
A hunt is underway across Europe for the Tunisian suspect Anis Amri as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades that killed 12 people.
ISIS, which is putting up fierce resistance to a US-backed offensive to retake Mosul, the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, has been accused of massacre, enslavement and rape since it swept across large swathes of the country’s north and west in 2014.
Both countries cast Monday’s attack in Ankara as an attempt to undermine a resurrection of ties that have been strained by civil war in Syria, where they back opposing sides.
Many residents fled to the safety of camps outside the city as it was being “liberated”, but a growing number of civilians are being dragged back into violence.
Officials said at least 60 other troops were wounded in the attack, which occurred near al-Sawlaban military base in Aden’s Khor Maksar district, Yemen.
Jordanian security forces said they killed four “terrorist outlaws” after flushing them out of a castle in the southern city of Karak where they had holed up after a shoot-out that killed nine people.
France’s foreign ministry said the causes were still being investigated and appeared to hint that it had been kept at arm’s length.
A giant set of security gates brought in from China to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling has not been installed for five months.
An initial deal that would have seen thousands of civilians and opposition fighters granted safe passage out of the city stalled on Wednesday and the planned exodus failed to materialise.
The militant group said in a statement carried by its news agency Amaq that a suicide bomber whom it identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri had detonated his explosive belt inside the church.
Assad has said victory in Aleppo would be a turning point in the war but that his army had to march on other rebel enclaves.
The attack provoked anger among survivors and families of the dead, who said the state police had failed to protect them.
Locals fear that recent threats of extortion and targeted killings earlier this year mark an attempt by the Taliban to regain a foothold in the mountainous area.
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks said in a statement on its website that it was behind Saturday night’s blasts which shook a nation still trying to recover from a failed military coup and a number of bombings this year.
The resurgence of political Islam has been accompanied this year by the reappearance of militant Islamic cells who swear allegiance to ISIS.
The proposal reportedly offers rebels an “honourable” departure from Aleppo to a place of their choice.
The attacks come as the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces an insurgency waged by Islamist groups.
The distribution was aimed to reach 45,000 people but was overrun by residents desperate for air after living in acute shortage of food, water and fuel
Indian officials say the arrest of an ISIS fighter who claims to have been preparing to attack the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is “vindication” of New Delhi’s belief of strong Pakistani links propping up the militant group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Libyan forces backed by US air strikes finished clearing the last ISIS holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle.
“We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,” Trump said.
Afghan authorities are appealing to local elders in the eastern province of Nuristan to help prevent militants loyal to ISIS from expanding into new territory.
Russia’s budding military relationship with Pakistan was “purely commercial,” he said, unlike the “special” partnership with India.
Forces led by brigades from Misrata have surrounded ISIS fighters in a small patch of ground close to Sirte’s Mediterranean sea front.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
Until recently, the hardline group used communication apps to chat with members and supporters outside its main areas of control in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
An aide to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina played down the evidence, saying while local militant groups had links with ISIS, the extent of support was limited.
The UN issued a fresh warning on Wednesday about the humanitarian situation in eastern Mosul.
According to Spain’s interior ministry, one of the men was a “key element” of ISIS’s decentralised propaganda machine to recruit others to join the group.
Aid workers have said that a full siege is developing in Mosul and fear that the longer the conflict drags on, the more civilians will suffer.
Every time Iraqi forces capture a section of Mosul in their offensive against ISIS, it can take up to a week to ensure it is clear of militants.