Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh, is a militant group and a former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi jihadist doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.


UK court: 'ISIL bride' Begum can return to fight for citizenship [Video]

UK court: 'ISIL bride' Begum can return to fight for citizenship

Shamima Begum who had her UK citizenship revoked after joining ISIL in Syria should be allowed to return, judges say.

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Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK to pursue appeal, court rules [Video]

Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK to pursue appeal, court rules

Shamima Begum – one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) – should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of..

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Donald Trump’s Most Memorable Campaign Rally Moments [Video]

Donald Trump’s Most Memorable Campaign Rally Moments

From personal attacks to Democrats and journalists to throwing out protesters, “is there any place more fun to be than a Trump rally?” As the US President prepares for his rally in Tulsa, the..

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Kurdish women volunteer to protect crops from ISIL [Video]

Kurdish women volunteer to protect crops from ISIL

Kurdish women in Syria take up guns against ISIL fighters targeting their farms.

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Iraqi orphans adapt to life under lockdown [Video]

Iraqi orphans adapt to life under lockdown

The outbreak has changed the lives of orphans at a Baghdad orphanage. Not only are they not able to go to school, visits and outdoor activities have been cancelled. Francis Maguire reports.

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Earlier, flags of Pakistan, ISIS were seen in Kashmir, now it's only Indian flag: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Earlier, flags of Pakistan, ISIS were seen in Kashmir, now it's only Indian flag: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh said on June 14 that earlier flags of Pakistan and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) were seen in Kashmir but now only Indian flag is seen in there...

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Shamima Begum: Government wins permission to appeal against ruling that Isis bride should return to UK

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200 ISIS terrorists present in Kerala, Karnataka; Al Qaeda planning attack in region: UN report

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IS girl can return to fight for citizenship

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Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight citizenship, Court of Appeal rules

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Shamima Begum: Isis bride should be allowed to return to UK, Court of Appeal rules

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Daesh must be held to account for its crimes

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NIA files chargesheet against 17 key ISIS conspirators

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