Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks : Ministry

Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks

Rabat (Reuters) : Moroccan authorities said on Saturday they had dismantled a cell linked to Islamic State that was active in eight towns and cities and was planning terrorist operations. Eleven people were arrested. Security forces detained the alleged mastermind of the cell in a safe house in Fez, where they found guns and a large quantity of bullets, materials

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Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Tal Afar : The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying. Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prominent leaders, were killed as coalition F-16 jets targeted the town early on Tuesday In related news, a local source from

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Islamic State operative Mohammad Irfan nabbed in Hyderabad

Islamic State operative nabbed in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : The National Investigation Agency has arrested Mohammad Irfan from Hyderabad from Hyderabad for his alleged connections with an Islamic State module. Investigations revealed that Irfan along with the other accused took part in searching for hideouts to conduct training programmes.He had searched for safe houses in the outskirts of Hyderabad along with another accused Muzaffer Hussain Rizwan, the

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Islamic State using drones to drop explosives on civilians and troops advancing on Mosul

Colonel Brett Sylvia, who commands an "advise and assist" US unit in Iraq, said IS fighters are attaching small munitions to quadcopters in an attempt to kill local forces as they retake Mosul CREDIT: ROBERT MACPHERSON/AFP

Mosul : The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has evolved the use of drones to release explosive devices which they are dropping on civilians in districts of Mosul. Isil has previously carried out surveillance with drones – usually commercially produced hobbyist quadrocopters but also larger homemade fixed wing craft. Until recently though there was little evidence they had

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Kerala Man arrested in Kochi for collecting explosives for Islamic State

Young boys known as the "lion cubs" hold rifles and Islamic State group flags as they exercise at a training camp in Tal Afar, near Mosul, northern Iraq. (AP File Photo )

New Delhi : Subhani Haja Moideen, hailing from Idukki in Kerala, has not been able to resist the lure of jihad. The 31-year-old, who returned from Islamic State-held Iraq last year after witnessing “unbearable” violence there, was found collecting money and explosives for a group of Indian sympathisers of the terrorist organisation which controls vast territories in Iraq and Syria.

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Pakistan arrests four Islamic State plotters after saying group thwarted

Pakistan arrests four Islamic State plotters after saying group thwarted

Lahore : Pakistani authorities on Friday said they had arrested four Islamic State militants plotting attacks in the city of Lahore, just weeks after the military declared it had halted the Middle East-based movement’s expansion into the country. The four were plotting attacks on government targets when they were seized in a raid along with 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of

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Suspected ISIS terror module busted by NIA after midnight raids in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Suspected ISIS terror module busted by NIA after midnight raids

NIA raid in Hyderabad: Some explosives, a few small arms, fake currency and forged identity documents have been seized from them Hyderabad : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday busted a module in Hyderabad whose members allegedly owed allegiance to ISIS, and were on planning to attack multiple targets in the city. Officials said that the module was planning to

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Iraqi troops face booby traps, tunnels packed with explosives as they advance on Fallujah

Iraqi troops face booby traps, tunnels packed with explosives as they advance on Fallujah

Fallujah (Iraq) : Iraqi forces radioed the U.S.-led coalition for air cover as they evacuated their casualties: One member of a police bomb-disposal team had been killed and two others had been wounded as they dismantled part of the complex network of booby traps on the edge of Islamic State-held Fallujah. Another team pushed on, attempting to clear a recently

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