FBI chief warns encryption makes Islamic State attacks more likely


Washington : Preventing law enforcement authorities from having access to encrypted communications would make it easier for sympathizers of Islamic State militants to carry out an attack in the United States, FBI Chief James Comey said on Wednesday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is pushing technology companies to let law enforcement authorities have access to encrypted communications to investigate illegal activities.

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ISIS militants abduct 111 school kids to train them as terrorists


Baghdad : As per media reports, the Islamic State terrorists have abducted 111 school children from various districts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul to train them as terrorists. The abducted children, mostly aged between 10-15 years, have been transferred to the IS terrorist group’s educational and military centres for brainwashing, Iraq’s Arabic news channel Al Sumaria quoted Iraqi

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Drone strikes target Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan


Kabul : Two drone strikes targeted militants loyal to Islamic State in Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing between 25 and 49 insurgents, according to differing estimates by Afghan and foreign officials. An increasing number of militants are pledging allegiance to the Islamic State in Afghanistan, making them a target of deadly strikes there by the U.S. unmanned aircraft. A total of

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Morocco breaks up militant cell linked to Islamic State

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Morocco : Morocco said on Thursday security forces had dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to the Islamic State group, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives. North African governments are on high alert after last Friday’s rampage by a gunman at a Tunisian beach resort in which 38 foreigners, mostly British holidaymakers, were killed. The attack was

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Islamic State militants are plotting ‘terrible’ U.K. attacks, Cameron says


London (Reuters) : Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West. Cameron was speaking after an Islamist gunman killed up to 30 British tourists in an attack last Friday that British politicians have described as the single worst

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Official says Islamic State militants blow up 2 mausoleums in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra

FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian official said Wednesday, June 24, 2015 that the Islamic State group has destroyed two mausoleums in the historic central town of Palmyra.

BEIRUT : A Syrian official says the Islamic State group has destroyed two mausoleums in the historic central town of Palmyra. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, tells The Associated Press that one of the tombs belongs to Mohammad Bin Ali, a descendant of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad’s cousin Imam Ali. Abdulkarim said Wednesday that

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Islamic State militants attack government forces near Iraq’s Baiji refinery


BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants attacked government forces and their Shi’ite militia allies on Saturday, killing 11 near the city of Baiji as part of the battle for control of Iraq’s biggest refinery, army and police sources said. Four suicide bombers in vehicles packed with explosives hit security forces and the local headquarters of the Shi’ite militias in the area of

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Libya: Al-Qaeda militants declare war on ISIS after their leader shot dead by gunmen


The ensuing clashes killed at least nine IS militants and two from the Shura Council, including Salem Derbi, the commander of the so-called Abu Salem Brigade, which has history of enmity with IS. Libya: Al-Qaeda-linked militants in eastern Libya declared a holy war on a local Islamic State affiliate Wednesday after one of their senior leaders was shot dead by

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