Islamic State

Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 06:25

U.S. special forces have been holding meetings with potential Libyan allies. U.S. and French drones and British RAF jets are flying reconnaissance missions in preparation for action to help the local forces fighting Islamic State.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 06:18

The Obama administration’s reliance on Kurdish militants to fight the Islamic State has prompted deep friction with Turkey, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry says U.S. weapons will continue to flow to the so-called peshmerga forces, with some 5 million rounds of ammunition expected to be delivered soon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 06:33

The U.S. stepped up airstrikes in northeastern Syria against Islamic State targets Sunday while suicide bombings blamed on the terror group in western Syria killed more than 100.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 06:30

Afghan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have killed dozens of insurgents loyal to Islamic State this week as they continue a push into areas occupied by the radical group, officials said on Tuesday.

Monday, February 22, 2016 – 06:12

The Islamic State’s branch in Libya is deepening its reach across a wide area of Africa, attracting new recruits from countries like Senegal that had been largely immune to the jihadist propaganda — and forcing the African authorities and their Western allies to increase efforts to combat the fast-moving threat.

Friday, February 19, 2016 – 06:37

After Wednesday’s deadly bombing in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the U.S. is now scrambling to keep two key allies in its coalition against the Islamic State from going to war with each other.

Friday, February 19, 2016 – 06:33

More than you think — and it’s growing. But putting boots on the ground could only make the situation worse.

Friday, February 19, 2016 – 06:18

American warplanes struck an Islamic State camp in Libya early Friday, targeting a senior Tunisian operative linked to two major terrorist attacks in Tunisia last year. The operative, Noureddine Chouchane, was most likely killed in the strike, according to the Pentagon.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:47

At least two police officers have died and 12 people, six of them police officers, been injured after a vehicle packed with explosives blew up while approaching a police patrol post near Dzhemikent, some 20 kilometers north of the coastal town of Derbent in southern Daghestan.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:21

The terror group is gaining ground in Libya. But the Obama administration has said no to a Pentagon plan to go after ISIS there.