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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS), and also by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.

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After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.
Credit: Reuters - Published 20 hours ago

Three Melbourne children whose now-dead parents joined the Islamic State's caliphate are expected to be brought back to Australia within months.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

Three Melbourne children whose now-dead parents joined the Islamic State's caliphate are expected to be brought back to Australia within months.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared Islamic State, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Two men detained by Indonesian police for rioting this week were part of a group that had pledged support to the Islamic State militant group and intended to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Three prison guards and 29 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan that the government blamed on Islamic State militants.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Islamic State militants started a riot, the Central..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Rioting prisoners have killed three guards in a high-security facility in Tajikistan which houses people convicted of religious extremism, including Islamic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Two guards were killed and four others were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, a security source..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Pakistani security forces killed nine Islamic State militants during an hours-long raid near Quetta in the restive southwest of the country that has been hit by..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on Niger soldiers near the Mali border, the group’s Amaq news agency said, without providing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Malaysia has detained three men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State militant group and planning attacks in Indonesia and Malaysia, police said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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