My Sinchew/ IS

IS lost nearly a quarter of its territory in 2016

The Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory in Iraq and Syria last year, according to a report released Thursday by research firm IHS Markit.


IS 'burns Turkish troops alive' after Ankara vows no let-up

The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight "terror" in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle.


Families of Orlando victims sue FB, Google, Twitter

The families of three Orlando nightclub shooting victims have filed suit against Facebook, Twitter and Google accusing them of providing "material support" to the Islamic State group by allowing the spread of extremist propaganda that inspired the attack.


2016, the year the IS 'caliphate' buckled

Multiple ground assaults and a deluge of air strikes shrank the Islamic State group's "caliphate" to a rump and decimated its fighters in 2016 but the organisation remains a potent threat.


Jihadist ideology is strong lure independent of IS

Radical jihadist ideology draws US recruits independent of the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda, according to a new report Tuesday that suggests radicalization could continue even if those groups were eliminated.


IS tactics evolving, may include car bombs: Europol

Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday.


IS losing ground but still a threat: analysts

The Islamic State group has been eroded by international efforts to crush the jihadist group but its ability to mount devastating attacks on the West remains very real, defence and security experts say.


Fight to the end, IS boss Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadists

Jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a "caliphate" two years ago.


After two years under IS, Saddam's joy at losing the beard

For the past two years, much of Saddam Dahham's life boiled down to praying and haggling with the jihadists ruling his village over the length of his beard.


SEA terror mastermind to stay at Guantanamo

Southeast Asian terror mastermind who has been accused over a series of high-profile attacks will stay in detention at Guantanamo Bay after US officials rejected his bid for release.


 

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