By Vivian Salama
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.
By Stuart Ramsay
A wing of Sulaymaniah's military hospital has been sealed off and 24-hour security has been posted at the door of a ward. Inside lies an injured young man; a very special patient and prisoner. He is 23-year-old Horr Jaffer, from Chechnya, and he is an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber.
By Erin Banco
Syrian President Bashsar Assad swore in his new government in Damascus Sunday amid an increasingly violent uprising from the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, in the areas north of Aleppo. The new government will take office as the death toll of the 3-year-old war death toll surpasses 190,000.
US President Barack Obama will convene a heads of state meeting at the UN Security Council in September to address the threat of foreign fighters in Syria, according to US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. Speaking at a press briefing on Aug.
ARBIL (AFP) -- Kurdish groups from Iraq and three neighbouring countries are putting aside old rivalries to battle jihadist militants, but there are cracks in this newly-forged unity and it may not last.
By Emre Uslu
Turkish authorities and pro-government academics have been busy in recent days, visiting world capitals in an effort to convince them that Turkey has not provided assistance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces.
A recent US Intelligence report says 12,000 militants from 81 nationalities, including Americans and Europeans, have joined terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian government.
Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk, sources have told Al Jazeera.
By Donna Abu-Nasr
Beirut -- In the Syrian city of Raqqa on the banks of the Euphrates River, Isil militants are busy building a capital fit for their followers.