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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State jihadists near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The Isis spokesman cited the fierce battle taking place in Baghouz. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The spokesman of the Islamic State group emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group (...)

A US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  soldier sits on a rooftop as smoke rises from the ongoing battle to oust Islamic State militants from Baghouz, Syria, on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo

Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on US-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beate(...)

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

Air strikes have targeted Islamic State weapons stores as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an attack against the jihadists’ encla(...)

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Suspected Islamic State members imprisoned just south of Mosul, in Iraq, in July 2017: Isis reveals it has taken into account the defeat of the “caliphate”. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir has called upon the group’s fighters to focus on the Arab world rather than mount operations further afi(...)

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City truck attack, is seen in this courtroom sketch appearing in Manhattan federal courtroom on Wednesday. Sketch:  Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a N(...)

At an abandoned factory at Deir al-Zor, the army displays thousands of weapons captured from Islamic State here and in the town of Mayadin, to the south.

Deir al-Zor is at the end of the world. The journey is six hours by road from the city of Homs through its green belt of orchards and gardens narrowed(...)

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces hold a flag of the Islamic State militants recovered at a building next to the stadium in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

Islamic State’s rout in the northeastern Iraqi town of Hawija last week heralded the jihadi group’s demise as an ideological, political, military and (...)

Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi backing the Iraqi forces, advance through Hawija, after retaking the city from Islamic State group fighters. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Sy(...)

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