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IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

Moscow – Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city, a command post, […]

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Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Iraq must do more for IS sex abuse victims – UN

Geneva – Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Islamic State group jihadists receive care, protection and justice, the UN said Tuesday. In a fresh report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office also warned that the children born as […]

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IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

IS claims responsibility for Russian stabbing attack

Cairo – Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in the Siberian city of Surgut that injured eight people on Saturday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. Russian law enforcement said they had killed the attacker and is investigating the incident as attempted murder. – Reuters

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IS claims responsibility for Barcelona attack

IS claims responsibility for Barcelona attack

Beirut – “Soldiers” of the Islamic State (IS) group carried out a deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday, the jihadist organisation’s propaganda outlet Amaq said. “The executors of the Barcelona attack were soldiers of the Islamic State,” Amaq said on its Telegram messenger account, without naming those it claimed were behind the attack. Amaq […]

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Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

Ankara – A policeman was stabbed to death in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of the Islamic State group who had been arrested for planning a suicide attack, Turkish media said. The assailant stabbed the officer at around 11 pm (2000 GMT) as he was being taken out of a patrol car near […]

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Mangsa culik militan IS larikan

Mangsa culik militan IS larikan

Manila – Tiga lelaki diculik militan IS di selatan Filipina berjaya melarikan diri selepas muslihat bayaran wang tebusan palsu gagal. Namun nasib mangsa keempat yang melarikan diri ke arah berlainan masih tidak diketahui. Pekerja binaan itu dibawa ke balai polis di Kepulauan Jolo pada Jumaat, empat minggu selepas mereka diculik kumpulan Abu Sayyaf. Kumpulan tersebut […]

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IS exploiting moderate groups to lure Indonesian maids

IS exploiting moderate groups to lure Indonesian maids

Petaling Jaya – Muslim Indonesian maids working in east Asian countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan are being increasingly targeted by radical Islamist preachers aligned with the Islamic State (IS). This was stated by a researcher with a Jakarta-based security think-tank. Nava Nuraniyah, of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (Ipac), said some of […]

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Mahmud Ahmad, ‘bendahari’ militan IS

Mahmud Ahmad, ‘bendahari’ militan IS

Kuala Lumpur – Militan warga Malaysia, Dr Mahmud Ahmad disebut-sebut sebagai pakar senjata dan amat dipercayai dalam hierarki kumpulan IS. Malah, dia turut dianggap sebagai ‘bendahari’ kerana peranannya sebagai orang tengah untuk mendapatkan wang bagi kumpulan militan itu. Difahamkan sejak 2014, bekas pensyarah Universiti Malaya itu menerima sumbangan lebih RM500,000 daripada militan IS dan individu […]

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‘I just want to go home’, says German girl who joined IS

‘I just want to go home’, says German girl who joined IS

Berlin – A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that four German women who joined Islamic State in recent years, […]

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6 suspected IS jihadists arrested in Europe

6 suspected IS jihadists arrested in Europe

Six suspected members of the Islamic State group were arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany on Wednesday in an operation led by Spanish authorities investigating a jihadist recruiting network, the Spanish interior ministry said. Raids were continuing Wednesday morning targeting the group, based on the island of Majorca and led by an Islamist imam, who […]

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