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.
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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.
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The mayor of Sinjar, where the graves were found, Mahma Xelil, said the latest discovery brought the number of Yazidi mass graves found so far to 29.
As the militants retreat, civilians are adjusting to a new reality in their wake and a clearer picture is emerging of what they did to survive the punishments and deprivation of ISIS rule.
More than 30 people were injured in the blast outside the governor’s office in Adana on Thursday.
An Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula has gained pace since the military toppled President Mohamed Mursi.
A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi’ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in Hilla city, south of Baghdad.
With freezing winter conditions setting in, about 275,000 people are trapped in eastern Aleppo, where the last UN food rations were distributed on November 13.
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Hours before the push, the forces published video online showing one of their fighters shouting out messages through a loud hailer urging women and children to leave the area and promising them safe passage.
The jihadists at the Mar Behnam monastery burned a collection of books about Christian theology, scraped off inscriptions written in Syriac and demolished sculptures of the Virgin Mary and the monastery’s patron saint.
The department is concerned about the potential for attacks by terror groups, throughout Europe during the holiday season.
The Syrian army is also nearly 12 km south of the city. Damascus has said it would not allow Turkey’s allies to take the city.
Cutting the western road to Tal Afar would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces.
Over 30 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital that targeted the Shi’ite community.
The rebels have taken Qabasin, several miles northeast of al Bab, setting the stage for an assault on the last urban stronghold of ISIS in northern Aleppo.
Police said the suspects were in contact with an ISIS member, Lavdrim Muhaxheri, from whom they received orders to attack.
The capture of the base, if confirmed, could be a significant development in the campaign to recapture Mosul, ISIS’s de facto capital
Three Somali-American men in Minnesota were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 30 to 35 years for conspiring to aid the ISIS.
Air strikes blasted neighbourhoods around a children’s hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in a second day of renewed bombing.
Three millennia old heritage has been reduced to a pile of dirt in the last two months before ISIS was driven out of the site by Iraqi forces on Sunday.
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The bombardment appeared to mark the end of a pause in strikes on targets inside the city declared by Syria’s government and Russia on October 18.
The Global Terrorism Index said worldwide there had been 29,376 deaths caused by terrorism in 2015, a drop of 10% and the first fall in four years.
With air and ground support from a US-led coalition, Iraqi government forces are trying to consolidate gains made in the east of the city since October.
Births in ISIS-controlled areas were registered with authorities that are not considered valid outside that shrinking territory – or not registered at all.
ISIS, in the latest edition of its online magazine Rumiyah, suggested that readers use motor vehicles to kill and injure people.
ISIS claimed a series of suicide attacks that killed at least 14 people south and west of Baghdad on Monday.
No humanitarian assistance has reached Baybukh in the past week and the people there have been barred from moving further from the combat zone.
Nimrud, once the capital of an empire stretching across the ancient Middle East was recaptured by Iraqi troops after ISIS ransacked it two years ago.
Although Pakistan officially continues to deny ISIS’s presence, the attacks claimed by ISIS’s leadership shows a rise of the movement by partnering with local sectarian groups.
Despite heavy resistance from ISIS militants using civilians as cover, Iraqi special forces now hold half a dozen city neighbourhoods seized in the last 10 days.