Islamic State truck bomb kills at least 60 people south of Baghdad

A man reacts at the site of a bomb attack at a checkpoint in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad Photo: REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Baghdad : Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack with an explosive-laden fuel tanker on an Iraqi police checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 70, medical and security officials said. Responsibility was claimed in a posting on the website of the Amaq news agency, which supports the ultra-hardline Sunni group. “A martyr’s

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Sunni tribesmen clash with Islamic State in Fallujah (Iraq) as resentment boils

Iraq's Sunni Tribes Urged to Revolt Against IS

Baghdad : Sunni tribesmen have attacked Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, the Iraqi military and local officials said Friday, overrunning and burning one of their headquarters as resentment against the group grows. Sporadic violence was continuing Friday afternoon in the city’s southern district of Nazzal after the initial clashes a day earlier, officials said. Fallujah’s mayor

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Islamic State sanctioned organ harvesting in document taken in US raid

Islamic State sanctioned organ harvesting in document taken in US raid

Syria : Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group’s Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the violent extremist group may be trafficking in body parts. The ruling, contained in a January 31, 2015 document reviewed by Reuters, says taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim’s life, even if

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European terror-recruiting cell linked to Islamic State is broken up

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Rome : European law enforcement authorities announced Thursday they had broken up a Norway-based Iraqi Kurdish recruitment ring that radicalized prospects via the Internet and sent them to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside the Islamic State group. Thirteen people were arrested in Italy, Britain and Norway. Italian Carabinieri Gen. Giuseppe Governale called it “the most important police operation in

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Islamic State claims responsibility for twin suicide bombs in Beirut that killed 41, injured 200

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Beirut (Lebanon) : The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Beirut on Thursday that killed at least 37 and wounded hundreds more. The claims were made in various statement circulated on Twitter and the Telegram messaging app. The militant group said it detonated a motorcycle bomb and then, as witnesses rushed to the scene

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