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Leader of Iranian-backed militia killed in eastern Iraq

The leader of the Mukhtar Army, who was also the secretary-general of Hezbollah in Iraq, was killed in Diyala province. Supporters of the Islamic State claimed the group is responsible for his death.


The oppression of women and girls in the Islamic State's 'caliphate'

Despite female Islamic State recruiters praising the "positive" aspects of life in Raqqah on their social media accounts, the group's own material shows a different side, one that exposes its real and brutal treatment of women.


US kills Islamic State deputy emir, 2 senior commanders in recent airstrikes

Among those killed was Abu Musallam al Turkumani, a top deputy of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Turkumani served in Saddam Hussein's military before joining the Islamic State.


Islamic State retakes Baiji after Iraqi forces withdraw

Iraqi forces withdrew from the city yesterday just one month after retaking it from the Islamic State with the help of Iranian-backed Shiite militias.


Islamic State overruns Badr Brigade position near Samarra

The jihadist group also launched suicide attacks and assaults in towns around the central Iraqi city.


Jihadists tout training camps for children in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and Junud al Sham have been showcasing camps in Iraq and Syria that are used to indoctrinate and train children to wage jihad.


More jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria

Four new training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified, including one used by a so-called jihadist "special forces" unit. The Long War Journal has identified 46 jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria.


Islamic State releases new execution video, purportedly kills American

The Islamic State has released a new execution video highlighting the mass beheadings of Syrian soldiers captured by the group. An Islamic State executioner also claims to have killed Peter Kassig, an American who was kidnapped in Syria late last year.


Iraqi forces, Iranian-supported militias report success in Baiji

The League of the Righteous, a Shiite militia that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq between 2006-2011, helped Iraqi forces take control of Baiji. The US provided air support.


Islamic State leader claims 'caliphate' has expanded in new audio message

The Islamic State has released a new audio message from its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who claims the group has expanded its "caliphate" into Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.


Al Nusrah Front tweets photos allegedly showing aftermath of coalition airstrikes

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has tweeted a series of photos purportedly showing the aftermath of the US-led coalition's airstrikes in Idlib. Prior to today, the coalition had not announced any airstrikes against Al Nusrah since the first day of the bombing campaign in Syria.


French warplanes bomb Islamic State camp in Iraq

French warplanes hit an Islamic State training facility, recruitment center, and IED factory in Hawijah in Salahaddin province on Oct. 23.


Iraqi forces, Kurds claim success against Islamic State near Baghdad and Mosul

Jurf al Sakhar in northern Babil and Zumar in northern Ninewa have changed hands several times over the past few months.


Jihadist training camps proliferate in Iraq and Syria

More than 30 training camps have been established by the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and allied jihadist groups in both Iraq and Syria since 2012.


Islamic State photos highlight group's grip on Ramadi

The jihadist group released photographs showing its fighters manning checkpoints in the 7 Kilo area west of Ramadi and in control of a base in Albu Aytha, just north of the provincial capital.


Islamic State assassinates Anbar province police chief

Today's assassination of the Anbar chief of police is the latest in a series of setbacks for Iraqi security forces in the province, which is mostly under the Islamic State's control.


Islamic State releases video of training camp in Ninewa

The Islamic State has released a video showcasing over 100 new recruits at a training camp in northern Iraq.


Pakistani Taliban group urges jihadists in Iraq and Syria 'to reconcile'

Omar Khalid al Khorasani, a top leader in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, offered to help mediate the dispute between the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front and other jihadist rivals.


Islamic State beheads another Brit, threatens American aid worker

The Islamic State carried through on its threat to execute British aid worker Alan Henning, and said former US Army Ranger Peter Edward Kassig is next.


Islamic State seizes Hit, assaults Iraqi military headquarters in Anbar

The Islamic State raised the black flag of jihad in Hit and attacked military headquarters in Ramadi and at Al Asad Airbase in the latest phase of its offensive to consolidate control of Anbar province.
 
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