U.S. officials warn of ISIS’ new caliphate : Cyberspace

U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate

Washington : The collapse of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group’s ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday. The Sunni Muslim extremist group has been building its external operations over the past two years and has claimed or been linked to at least 20 attacks

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Terror charges against 3 over ‘Islamic State – inspired’ Melbourne mosque arson

Terror charges against 3 over 'IS-inspired' Melbourne mosque arson

Australia’s national terror alert level was raised in 2014 amid concerns over attacks by individuals inspired by organisations like IS. Sydney : Three men will be charged with committing terrorism over alleged “Islamic State-inspired” arson attacks on a Melbourne mosque in 2016, Australian police said on Sunday. Two men aged 25 and 27 – already in custody over allegedly planning

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Islamic State kills four police personnel, including officer, in ambush east of Diyala

IS kills four police personnel, including officer, in ambush east of Diyala

Diyala : Four police personnel were killed in an ambush set by Islamic State militants in east of Diyala province, an Iraqi security source was quoted saying. “IS militants set up an ambush to trap the Interior Ministry’s oil protection police patrol near al-Nada town, east of Diyala. They opened fire against the patrol,” Cap. Habib al-Shemari told Anadolu Agency

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Iran says it arrested 27 Islamic State members suspected of plotting an attack

Iran says it arrested 27 ISIS members suspected of plotting an attack

Dubai (Reuters) : Iranian security forces have broken up a group linked to Islamic State which was planning attacks in religious centers in the country and trying to hide weapons in home appliances, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday, The agency said the operation was conducted jointly with another country’s agents and a total of 27 suspects were arrested.

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Sunni MP accused of arms trade with Islamic State

Sunni MP accused of arms trade with Islamic State

Salahuddin : Officials at Salahuddin province have accused a Sunni Iraqi parliamentarian of selling arms and foodstuff to Islamic State militants. The officials urged the Iraqi government on Thursday to open “an urgent investigation” into information that MP Mishan al-Jubouri, his son Yazan and members of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri (tribal mobilization) under his command have smuggled weapons and other supplies to

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Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Syria : Turkey’s military hit 71 Islamic State targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group, which has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb attack in southeast Turkey. Five Islamic State fighters were killed in the strikes, as were five Turkey-backed rebels and one Turkish soldier, the army said

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More than 35 Die in Baghdad Suicide Blast Claimed by Islamic State

Dozens Die in Baghdad Suicide Blast Claimed by IS

Cairo : A suicide bomber in Baghdad killed more than 35 people and wounded over 50 others Saturday in an attack on Shi’ite Muslim religious observances. Some accounts from the northern Baghdad district of al-Shaab indicated casualties could be considerably higher. A tweet sent in the name of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said

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