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Iraqi Government And Kurdish Fighters Working Together To Prevent Islamic State's Resurgance

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Despite a long-standing territorial dispute, Baghdad and Iraq's Kurds (non-state actors) are taking steps to work together to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State group.

United Nations: Crisis In Africa's Sahel Region Remains Volatile

Nov 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In July, UN experts said Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence.


Afghanistan: Victims' Families Decry Glorification Of Suicide Bombers

A recent event to 'honor' the Taliban's suicide bombers and their 'sacrifices' has drawn heavy criticism from Afghans. Relatives of suicide bombing victims told DW they feel repulsed by the glorification of murderers.

Roadside Bombing Targets Taliban, Kills Afghan Civilians

Oct 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group is active in eastern Nangarhar province. Recently, IS has shown signs of expansion in Afghanistan, with attacks in the north, the south and the capital of Kabul.


Explosion Inside Afghanistan Mosque During Friday Congregation Prayers Leaves 37 Dead

The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.

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09 October, 2021

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

Outlook Web Desk

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.


06 October, 2021

Taliban Claim Arrest Of 4 IS Members

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the operation was carried out Tuesday night by special unit forces in the Pashai area of Pagham district in Kabul province.


20 September, 2021

Islamic State Claims 8 People Including Taliban Fighters Killed In Attacks In Jalalabad Of Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

The claim, published late Sunday on the militant group's media arm, the Aamaq news agency, signals a growing threat to the Taliban by their long-time rivals.


19 September, 2021

Indonesia Retrieves Most-Wanted Militant's Body From Jungle

Associated Press (AP)

The military earlier said the militants killed late Saturday were Ali Kalora, leader of the East Indonesia Mujahideen network that has claimed several killings of police officers and minority Christians, and another suspected extremist, Jaka Ramadan, also known as Ikrima.


16 September, 2021

Islamic State Sahara Head Abu Al-Walid Al-Sahrawi Killed: France

Associated Press (AP)

The French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement that IS Sahara head was killed by French Army.


12 September, 2021

Al-Qaida Chief Appears In 9/11 Video Amid Rumors He Is Dead

Outlook Web Desk

The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In it, al-Zawahri said that “Jerusalem Will Never be Judaized,” and praised al-Qaida attacks including one that targeted Russian troops in Syria in January.


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04 September, 2021

New Zealand Officials Confirm Name Of Knife Attacker

Associated Press (AP)

New Zealand officials confirmed Saturday that 32-year-old Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen was the attacker.


30 August, 2021

IS-K Claims Responsibility For Kabul Airport Rocket Attack; Everything That Has Happened So Far

Deutsche Welle

The ‘Islamic State-Khorasan’ group said it had fired six rockets. Operations at the Kabul airport continued ‘uninterrupted,’ the US said.


18 August, 2021

Taliban Victory: A Likely Boost For Islamist Extremists In The Middle East

Deutsche Welle

The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan could raise the morale of various Islamist extremist groups. Analysts believe that this will lead to new alliances and an increased danger of terrorist attacks.


07 July, 2021

German Police Raid Flats, Homes Over Vienna Attack

Associated Press (AP)

Four people were killed in the attack on Nov. 2 and the gunman also died. Twenty others, including a police officer, were wounded.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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