Islamic State

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A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces takes aim with his Kalashnikov after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, in eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Syria, but its ideology remains a potent recruitment tool. In the American midwest, a region that has p(...)

 Mehdi Nemmouche:  the  quadruple murder  was the first in a wave of terrorist attacks carried out by Isis in Europe. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Mehdi Nemmouche, the Frenchman who murdered four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels on May 24th, 2014, will serve a life sentence in France, a 12(...)

Loss of its base has transformed the war fought by Islamic State. Their overall narrative has collapsed and no longer appeals. Photograph: Reuters

The thousands of people streaming out of Baghouz, Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria, tell a tale of imminent military defeat for the terro(...)

 Children believed to be from the Yazidi community, who were captured by Islamic State   fighters,  after being evacuated from the terror group’s holdout of Baghouz, at a screening area this week run  by the  Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of the Islamic State terror group but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last popul(...)

Civilians evacuated from  Islamic State’s holdout of Baghouz wait for bread and water at a screening area held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people could still be left inside Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said, as t(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan give a joint news conference following their trilateral talks in Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyevass via Getty Images

In the Black Sea resort of Sochi on St Valentine’s Day, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin welcomed the leaders of Turkey and Iran with tea and biscuit(...)

Women and children wait to be searched by members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces  after leaving the Islamic State terror  group’s last holdout in Baghouz, in  eastern Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds more people have left the last area held by the Islamic State terror group in eastern Syria and gathered in a massive reception area to be se(...)

 French national Fabien Clain:  jihadist  has reportedly been killed in a drone attack in Syria. Photograph: Interpol

The US-led Operation Inherent Resolve announced the death of France’s most wanted man in a tweet on Thursday evening. “A Coalition strike killed an ac(...)

Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State terror group’s  holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people killed by the Islamic State terror group, including many women, has been found in territory re(...)

A military vehicle with the US-backed coalition in Syria drives behind a convoy of trucks carrying civilians from the Isis hold-out of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The Islamic State terror group looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syri(...)

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