Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings”.
Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since 2009 as part of its attempt to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad basin.
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.
The campaign against extremism in education comes amid a rise of a hardline, politicised Islam in Indonesia, which until recently had occupied the fringe of the nation’s politics.
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.
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.
The Indian national faces over 27 years in prison and deportation if convicted.
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.
In defending Islam against critics, the preacher’s facile, tactless and naive claims about its superiority violated basic norms of tolerance. Whether that amounts to instigation of terrorism against others or is enough to condemn him is another matter.
ISIS released a video encouraging its members in Russia to engage in jihad.
Two Islamist attackers were shot and killed by police as they exited a church in France, after interrupting a service and killing the priest.
ISIS claims of responsibility for the Nice attack should be taken with a grain of salt. They may just be opportunistic.
The attack in Dhaka could be the work of local radical groups seeking publicity through their gruesome acts but the common discourse is international
India should help prepare a platform for dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran to address issues that divide them and foment mistrust.