My Sinchew/ IS

UN 'extremely concerned' for 1.5 million civilians in Mosul

The UN deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief voiced grave concern Sunday at risks faced by civilians as operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul began.


Iraq forces launch battle to liberate Mosul from IS

Iraqi forces have launched a campaign to retake Mosul, the self-declared capital of the Islamic State, the prime minister said Monday in what the US hailed as a "decisive moment" in the battle to crush the jihadist group.


Europe's prisons 'breeding ground' for jihadists: study

Prisons in Europe are becoming "breeding grounds" for jihadist groups, with some criminals seeing violent extremism as a form of redemption for their crimes, a report by a British think tank published Tuesday said.


IS bomb suspect planned to target Berlin airport

A Syrian refugee arrested in Germany on Monday after being tied up by three compatriots was plotting to bomb a Berlin airport in the name of the Islamic State group, the head of domestic intelligence said.


IS recruits more educated than average: World Bank study

Recruits into the Islamic State group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study.


Covering Syria through hunger and fear

For Karam al-Masri, AFP's reporter, photographer and video journalist in rebel-held Aleppo, the past five years have been a series of tragedies: detention by the regime, and then the Islamic State group, the death of his parents in an air strike, the siege of his hometown, hunger and bombardment.


American jihadist recounts his turn from extremism

He urged extremists to kill in the name of Allah. But Jesse Morton says he's now a different man, countering in Washington the very same ideology that brought him in the shadow of Al-Qaeda.


Fanaticism knows no limits

If by chance their wayward thinking gets approved and legitimized, the country's diversity and universal values will be completely uprooted.


15 years after 9/11, terror threat now 'home-grown'

Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, US anti-terror officials say the country is hardened against such well-developed plots but remains as vulnerable as ever to small and especially home-grown attacks.


US fears IS expansion in SE Asia

Islamic State jihadists are eyeing expansion into Southeast Asia by joining forces with local extremists, a senior US counter-terrorism official warned Friday.


 

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