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A new alliance of rebel groups has started to retreat from the border town after suffering heavy casualties. Anti-IS forces have stepped up operations to uproot the militant group in Iraq and Syria.
In March, the Afghan government declared victory over “Islamic State,” but the group’s recent gains in eastern Afghanistan reveal a different story. The locals tell DW the situation in Nangarhar is extremely volatile.
A nonprofit group in the US says it has created a technology that can detect images generated by terrorists and remove them from social media platforms. DW spoke to Mark Wallace, CEO of the Counter Extremism Project.
Russian and Syrian government planes have targeted rebel-held areas of Aleppo in a bid for the rebel’s last supply line. Meanwhile, hundreds have fled “Islamic State”-held areas of northern Syria amidst mass abductions.
Hundreds of young people choose to go to Syria, despite their vastly more comfortable lives in Europe. But why does “Islamic State” attract so many Europeans? Radicalization expert Maarten van de Donk explains.
The programme aims to feed 60,000 Egyptians in five governorates with the highest number of returnees
At least 34 pro-government soldiers have been killed and 100 wounded in clashes with the “Islamic State” in Libya. It was one of the bloodiest days since forces loyal to the government sought to retake Sirte from IS.
Two low-ranking police officers detained for collaborating with IS operatives, say sources
The father of a victim of the “Islamic State” (IS) is suing the companies, claiming they empower terror groups. DW talks with an expert about what role these platforms play in the spread of terrorism.
Islamic State” has been enslaving and murdering Yazidis in Iraq for two years. Advocates of the religious and ethnic minority say there’s still no end in sight.
UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler said that the country of 6 million is host to 20 million weapons or weapon parts
Hundreds of civilians have reportedly escaped from a besieged jihadi stronghold in northern Syria. In a blow to “Islamic State” militants, a US-backed alliance has surrounded the town and cut off a main supply route.
Two bombs have exploded in the Syrian capital, killing and injuring dozens of people. The suspected terror attacks took place near the country’s holiest Shiite shrine, the Sayeda Zeinab mosque.
The man was detained following a raid on his house in the Belgian capital
After the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013, Egypt’s foreign policy was focused on fighting the Brotherhood-affiliated media around the world, as well as addressing the countries that supported them.
Syrian rebels have pushed back “Islamic State” militants from northern Aleppo, lifting a month-long siege of the town of Marea. A monitoring group says the retreat is a sign that IS is under pressure.
IS is losing more locations in Syria as both the SDF and the Syrian army advance
A large-scale attack that was backed by Russia breached the borders of the Islamic State stronghold
The United Nations refugee agency says IS has placed residents in harm’s way to try to prevent attacks on their fighters.
An army statement said troops entered from the southern part of the city, and “kept moving forward”
The attacks are the first of their type in the coastal city where a Russian military base is located
Civilians in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, have been told to flee their homes ahead of a planned assault on the “Islamic State” (IS) stronghold. Fallujah and Mosul are the last major Iraqi cities to be held by jihadis.
As the GNA, Khalifa Haftar, and militant groups tango in a power struggle for Libya, the international community considers for the first time an end to the arms embargo put in place during the fall of Muammar Gaddafi
In Bashir, a Shiite Turkmen town recently liberated from the “Islamic State,” tensions that could lead to a new conflict in Iraq are palpable. Florian Neuhof reports from northern Iraq.
Both Islamic State and “Popular Resistance” claimed that the motive was to fight for the dignity of women in prisons
A soldier was reportedly killed by an IED explosion in Sheikh Zuweid amid the extension of the state of emergency
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and colleagues from 10 other countries have met in Stuttgart to discuss the fight against “Islamic State.” In an interview with DW, Middle East expert Udo Steinbach evaluates their work.
The Egyptian state uses the terrorism law to suppress journalists’ coverage of the North Sinai conflict
‘IS’ fighters have regained ground after breaking through Kurdish defenses near the city of Mosul in Iraq. An American Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in the fighting.