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Intel agencies on alert as Islamic State modules in Kerala switch to Wickr app

Both the NIA and the IB have been keeping track of devious new communication tools being used by the IS, including messaging apps that encrypt texts and destroy them almost immediately.

published on : 9th November 2018

IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces fighters where killed in a car bombing and subsequent clashes between Al-Bahra and Hajin in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

published on : 4th November 2018

Islamic State kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week: Officials 

The town has long been a bastion of radical Sunni Muslim groups and was one of the last IS holdouts retaken by government troops last year. 

published on : 3rd November 2018

Islamic militants attack bus with Christian pilgrims in Egypt, kills 7

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants who have for years been fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula

published on : 2nd November 2018

Afghanistan sends communique to India about Keralites who joined Islamic State

Meanwhile, NIA seeking the custody of Kalpetta native Nashidul Hamzafar who was allegedly deported from Afghanistan claimed that accused is familiar to other IS sympathisers in India.

published on : 2nd November 2018

Deported Kalpetta native to be quizzed again by NIA

Nashidul, who was deported from Afghanistan in September, was arrested by the NIA from New Delhi.

published on : 2nd November 2018

Intel sleuths step up vigil in Kerala, Tamil Nadu on fake passport rackets after probe reveals IS links

V K Shajhan alias Shajahan Velluva Kandy of Kannur was arrested by the NIA after he was caught while trying to cross over into Syria and sent back by Ankara.

published on : 1st November 2018

Over 1,500 civilian bodies found in Syria mass grave

Citing medical sources, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said the bodies belonged to civilians who had been killed by the strikes of the US-led coalition on Raqqa.

published on : 31st October 2018

Islamic State fighter offered to trade Yazidi captive for Adidas sneakers; foreign men led atrocities: Reports

Islamic State had devised a system of photographing Yazidi girls and women, and had created a database both to prevent their escape and to facilitate exchanges between members of the group.

published on : 30th October 2018

Five civilians beheaded by suspected Islamic State militants following attack in central Libya 

Jufra lawmaker Ismail al-Sharif said IS fighters attacked the city with 25 vehicles, beheaded five civilians and torched local government and security offices.

published on : 29th October 2018

Islamic State fighters repel US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: Monitor 

More than 300 SDF fighters and around 500 IS jihadists have been killed in the past seven weeks of fighting, the Observatory says.

published on : 28th October 2018

Islamic State kills 68 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria: monitor 

IS late Friday dispatched suicide bombers as part of a counter-attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, raising the death toll from an earlier figure

published on : 28th October 2018

US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: Monitor

US-led coalition killed Twenty-eight IS members in air strikes around the town of Hajin.

published on : 20th October 2018

Children of Islamic State group live under a stigma in Iraq

Most children of Iraqi IS members live mingled among the hundreds of thousands still languishing in camps for those displaced by the three years of fighting that brought down IS.

published on : 15th October 2018

Heavy clashes between IS, US-backed fighters in Syria 

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says the fighting on Thursday is over the village of Sousah where a sandstorm has caused bad visibility.

published on : 11th October 2018
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