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Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

05 Nov 2019

Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

Days after ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the United States, Turkey has claimed that it captured the terrorist's elder sister.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

29 Oct 2019

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.

US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

28 Oct 2019

US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

ISIS, the terror outfit which excelled in inflicting fear across the globe with brutal beheading videos and innumerable attacks, lost its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this weekend.

Trump says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'died like a dog'

27 Oct 2019

Trump says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'died like a dog'

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant group ISIS, was killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria.

Who is Baghdadi, the ISIS chief reportedly killed by US?

27 Oct 2019

Who is Baghdadi, the ISIS chief reportedly killed by US?

If reports are to be believed, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died.

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

27 Oct 2019

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

The United States launched a covert operation late on Saturday night in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of terror outfit ISIS, is believed to have died.

ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

30 Apr 2019

ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

23 Aug 2018

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group has asked his followers to "patiently persevere" despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

10 Dec 2017

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

After re-taking the very last ISIS strongholds from fighters recently, Iraq has announced that the war against the group is concluded.

Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

10 Nov 2017

Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

Syria declared victory over ISIS recently after it captured Deir al-Zour, the last town under the group's control.

ISIS releases purported audio recording from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

29 Sep 2017

ISIS releases purported audio recording from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS released, what it claims to be, a new audio recording from its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold

21 Aug 2017

Operation Free Tal Afar: Iraq attacks final Islamic State stronghold

Iraq has now launched an offensive to push IS out of its last stronghold, in the city of Tal Afar.

Trump slams NY Times for illegal leak compromising Baghdadi's capture

23 Jul 2017

Trump slams NY Times for illegal leak compromising Baghdadi's capture

In his latest controversial tweet, Trump notes "The Failing New York Times foiled US attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, Al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security."

After a month of reports, ISIS confirms founder Baghdadi dead

11 Jul 2017

After a month of reports, ISIS confirms founder Baghdadi dead

Almost a month after reports emerged that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a Russian airstrike, the terrorist outfit has confirmed the news.

Iraqi PM visits Mosul to celebrate "victory" over ISIS

10 Jul 2017

Iraqi PM visits Mosul to celebrate "victory" over ISIS

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi security forces over their "victory" against ISIS militants.

Mosul Battle: Iraqi troops face wave of suicide bombers

04 Jul 2017

Mosul Battle: Iraqi troops face wave of suicide bombers

Iraqi troops attempting to recapture the last ISIS-held quarter of Mosul, the Old City, have been met by fierce clashes and a series of suicide-bombings.

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares end of ISIS caliphate

29 Jun 2017

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares end of ISIS caliphate

Iraqi government forces have captured the Mosul mosque from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate in 2014.

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where leader Baghdadi announced caliphate

22 Jun 2017

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where leader Baghdadi announced caliphate

On June 22, Iraqi forces alleged that ISIS had blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, an ancient landmark where the terrorist outfit's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had declared himself a "caliph" in 2014.

Sources: ISIS founder Baghdadi possibly killed in Russian airstrike

16 Jun 2017

Sources: ISIS founder Baghdadi possibly killed in Russian airstrike

Sources in the Russian Defense Ministry said information suggesting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in a Russian airstrike, is being analyzed.

US designates Karnataka-born ISIS leader a global terrorist

16 Jun 2017

US designates Karnataka-born ISIS leader a global terrorist

30-year-old Karnataka-born Mohammed Shafi Armar, ISIS's chief recruiter in the Indian subcontinent, has been named a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' by the US.

ISIS leader Baghdadi's journey from being a 'caliph' to fugitive

14 Jun 2017

ISIS leader Baghdadi's journey from being a 'caliph' to fugitive

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is on the brink of losing Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, the two strongholds of his 'caliphate.'

Bhopal train blast accused attempted to flee to Syria

20 Mar 2017

Bhopal train blast accused attempted to flee to Syria

Authorities revealed that the individuals arrested in connection with the Bhopal train blast attempted to flee the country and go to Syria or Iraq.

Bhopal train blast: A 'gift' from ISIS to India

17 Mar 2017

Bhopal train blast: A 'gift' from ISIS to India

Ongoing investigations into the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast of 7th March have disclosed that the incident was meant to be an 'announcement' of the arrival of the Islamic State (IS) in India.

Ex-IAF officer mastermind of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast

10 Mar 2017

Ex-IAF officer mastermind of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast

A former Indian Air Force (IAF) officer was among the two people caught by the UP Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast.

Telangana intel experts knew of Ujjain train blast beforehand

09 Mar 2017

Telangana intel experts knew of Ujjain train blast beforehand

Telangana intelligence experts were closely following the online activities of alleged ISIS members including Saifullah, reportedly linked to the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast, before the execution of their terror plan. But they missed the implementation narrowly due to lag in decrypting.

Ujjain train blast: ISIS' first strike in India

08 Mar 2017

Ujjain train blast: ISIS' first strike in India

A low-intensity blast generated in the Bhopal-Ujjain train on Tuesday was the first attack by an IS module in India, and left 10 people injured.

Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: MP's IG confirms it is terror attack

07 Mar 2017

Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: MP's IG confirms it is terror attack

Eight passengers have been injured after the blast aboard the Bhopal-Ujjain train this morning. The injured have been admitted to the hospital.

Blast in Bhopal-Ujjain train injures 6

07 Mar 2017

Blast in Bhopal-Ujjain train injures 6

Six people were injured after an explosion went off in one of the compartments of the Bhopal-Ujjain express when it was near Kalapipal town in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh.

Iraq air force hits ISIS; al-Baghdadi's fate unknown

16 Feb 2017

Iraq air force hits ISIS; al-Baghdadi's fate unknown

The Joint Operations Command, coordinating fights against Jihadists in Iraq, sent a statement which said that a meeting of commanders from the Islamic State group (ISIS) including ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted by the Iraqi air force.

IS men recced Haridwar's 'Har ki Pauri' as possible target

24 Nov 2016

IS men recced Haridwar's 'Har ki Pauri' as possible target

Authorities have revealed that individuals arrested in India for affiliation to ISIS, conducted a recce of 'Har ki Pauri' in Haridwar as a possible target for the group.

IS under siege in Mosul; leaders exhibiting paranoia

18 Nov 2016

IS under siege in Mosul; leaders exhibiting paranoia

Iraqi military informants revealed that the military offensive on Mosul, Iraq, an Islamic State stronghold, has unnerved its top leaders.

Is 'Islamic State' really what we think it is?

16 Oct 2016

Is 'Islamic State' really what we think it is?

The 'Islamic State' needs no introduction thanks to its growing popularity (or notoriety) worldwide.

Jordanian writer charged with insulting Islam, shot dead

27 Sep 2016

Jordanian writer charged with insulting Islam, shot dead

Nahed Hattar, a well-known Jordanian writer was shot dead outside a court in capital city of Amman, where he was due to appear for trial, for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police officers

21 Aug 2016

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police officers

IS has claimed responsibility by releasing a video of 2 attackers involved in an assault on Russian traffic police that occurred near Moscow on Wednesday.