Friday, October 20, 2017

Islamic state

In this photo provided by the Defense Department, taken Oct. 23, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq.

BY ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence has detected signs of Islamic State plotting against the West from their Syrian stronghold at Raqqa, adding urgency to coalition plans to encircle and eventually assault the city, a senior American general ...
In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait

BY HUSSAIN AL-QATARI and JON GAMBRELL KUWAIT CITY (AP) — An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the ...
The sun sets as women visit a Yazidi shrine overlooking at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq, in this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 file photo.

BY DESMOND BUTLER and LORI HINNANT WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes ...
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BY SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter presented flags Friday to the families of two men who never joined the U.S. military — but died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria — after their bodies returned ...
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama gestures during a press conference , in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

PARIS (AP) — The Dalai Lama says there should be dialogue with Islamic State extremists to end bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, and argues that religion is never a justification for killing. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, speaking Tuesday in ...
This poster, distributed by an Islamic state militant supporter to advertise a new propaganda video, shows Omar Mateen who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, with 'Islamic State' blazoned behind him.

BY MATTHEW BARAKAT McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military. Mohamed Jalloh, 26, of Sterling, is expected ...
In this May 13, 2016 photo, former Guantanamo detainee and al-Qaida trainee Mourad Benchellali talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Gennevilliers, suburban Paris, France.

BY LORI HINNANT PARIS (AP) — The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State extremists during her quest for religion, then encouraged to quit school and ...
Egyptian police and civilians gather around a bullet ridden microbus in the south Cairo neighborhood of Helwan, Sunday, May 8, 2016.

BY HAMZA HENDAWI CAIRO (AP) — Militants opened fire on a microbus filled with plainclothes police in a Cairo suburb early Sunday, killing eight of them, including an officer, in an attack claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate. The ...
Spanish Defense Ministers Pedro Morenes, British Defence Minister Michael Fallon and US Defense Minister Ashton Carter, from left, sit at the conference table during the meeting of the alliance of Defense Ministers in the fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

BY ROBERT BURNS STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also ...
In this this file photo released on May 4, 2015, on a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria.

BY COLLEEN BARRY MILAN (AP) — Italian police have arrested four people in a foreign fighter investigation, including a Moroccan-born man living in Italy who had received Islamic State orders to carry out attacks on Rome during Holy Year, prosecutors ...
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