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Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

Bangladesh's counter-terrorism police have arrested a suspected Islamic State member who returned to the country after fighting for the militant group in Syria, police said Wednesday.

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi Premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said Tuesday the Islamic State group had been militarily weakened but not defeated, as the recent deadly Sri Lanka bombings had shown.

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkey arrests 22 Syrians, Iraqis over suspected Islamic State links

Turkish police arrested 22 Syrian and Iraqi nationals in a series of raids over suspicions of their links to the Islamic State terrorist group, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Italy arrests two men planning IS attacks

Italy arrests two men planning IS attacks

Italy police on Wednesday arrested two men planning attacks in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news of her whereabouts.

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq's Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said.

Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

A double bomb attack Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, a former bastion of the Islamic State group, killed 13 people, mostly civilians, a war monitor said.

Starved infants, wounded women crowd Syrian hospitals after IS defeat

Starved infants, wounded women crowd Syrian hospitals after IS defeat

The paramedics' log at al-Hol camp in eastern Syria lists the injuries and ailments of infants rushed from the battlefield to its crowded, dirty clinic: malnourishment, stunted growth, broken leg.

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Twin explosions on Saturday in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad killed three people and injured 20 others, local officials said.

Ex-Russian officer jailed for fighting with Islamic State in Syria

Ex-Russian officer jailed for fighting with Islamic State in Syria

A former Russian military captain was sentenced on Tuesday to 19 years in prison for fighting alongside the Islamic State extremist group in Syria, state media reported.

Islamic State group kills 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

Islamic State group kills 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed an attack on US-backed forces in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, days after their "caliphate" was declared defeated.

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse.