Around 50 troops have been deployed by the United States to an airbase in Anbar province in Iraq, to assist with operations against the Islamic State.
A militant group from Egypt has pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State, according to an audio clip released on its twitter account.
At least 47 people have been killed and 123 injured after Islamic State car bombs and a mortar strike hit Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhoods in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
A suicide bomber, part of the Islamic State, has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the Syria-Turkey border, in the besieged town of Kobane.
Dozens have died in a number of individual bombings in Iraq over the course of the weekend. One blast killed a police chief in Iraq’s Anbar region while another series of blasts killed 22 Kurdish veterans northeast of Baghdad.
The Islamic State’s forces are once again steadily advancing on Kobane, a vital border town between Syria and Turkey. 21 people have been killed in riots by Kurds in Turkey, angered by the Turkish government’s refusal to intervene across the… Read More ›
Captured British citizen Alan Henning is believed to have been beheaded by Islamic State militants, following the release of a video purporting to show his killing.
A Jihadist group based in the Philippines, who recently declared allegiance to the Islamic State, is threatening to kill two German hostages captured in April by the group.
Herve Gourdel, the French citizen captured by Algerian Islamic State-allied jihadist group Jund al-Khilafa, has been beheaded in Algeria. France has confirmed the authenticity of the video.
Jund al-Khilifa, an Algerian jihadist group that recently broke away from al-Qaeda to join the Islamic State, has threatened to execute a French hostage within the next 24 hours unless the French government halts its airstrikes in Iraq, against the… Read More ›