Some EU countries have said they are preparing to take back former jihadists captured in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial. The US pres(...)

Men who had been arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers over suspected links to the Islamic State are held in Deir al-Zour province, in Syria, on January 30th. US president Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria provoked widespread fears over aresurgence of the Islamic State. Photograph: New York Times

Germany can take back Islamic State fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday, playin(...)

British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum (on right) at Gatwick Airport in London on February 23rd, 2015, the day they fled the UK to join Islamic State in Syria. Photograph:Ho/AFP/Getty Images

An east London schoolgirl who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State terror group is now heavily pregnant and wants to return home. (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Isis at the US state department in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the coalition fighting Islamic State militants has rec(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump. Turkey’s presidential spokesman said on Monday  that Mr Trump should respect Washington’s alliance with Ankara. Photograph:  Adem Altan, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from(...)

US military vehicles in Syria’s northern city of Manbij on December 30th. The city is controlled by Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have been fighting the Islamic State terror group with US support. Photograph:   by Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images

A 34-year-old man from Houston who is said to have sent a CV and cover letter seeking a job with Islamic State has been seized on a battlefield in Syr(...)

Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev (45), who is originally from Belarus, came to Ireland in the early 2000s and obtained Irish citizenship and an Irish passport. Photograph: Syrian Democratic Forces

A suspected Islamic State terrorist captured by Kurdish-led forces in Syria a week ago lived in Ireland for about a decade and was on a Garda watchlis(...)

US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey, in April 2017. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group in Syria as the White House said it had begun to pull US troops out (...)

An Islamic State fighter fires a weapon in this still image taken from a video said to be taken on the outskirts of Palmyra, Syria,  and uploaded on March 21st, 2016 by an agency affiliated to the  Islamic State terror group. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State is carrying out a rising number of kidnappings, killings and bombings in Iraq and fighting fiercely in Syria as the extremist group retu(...)

Sarah Ibrahim (31) walks through a secure camp for the families of Islamic State members, in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, on June 23rd. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

When her husband uprooted their family from Morocco to live under Islamic State in Syria, Sarah Ibrahim had little choice but to go along. After he di(...)

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