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France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
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France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

Sep 16th 2021, 10:56 AM 31,721 Views 14 Comments

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.

New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, PM Ardern says
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New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, PM Ardern says

Sep 4th 2021, 12:23 PM 40,816 Views 39 Comments

The ISIS-inspired attacker Ahamed Samsudeen had been under police surveillance since he was freed in July.

British IS ‘Beatles’ terrorist facing life behind bars after guilty pleas
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British IS ‘Beatles’ terrorist facing life behind bars after guilty pleas

Sep 3rd 2021, 7:35 AM 18,263 Views 0 Comments

Alexanda Amon Kotey was one of the gang of four IS militants nicknamed “the Beatles” by their captives due to their British accents.

US strikes IS target with drones in Afghanistan, as airlift pushed to final stage
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US strikes IS target with drones in Afghanistan, as airlift pushed to final stage

Aug 28th 2021, 8:33 AM 30,697 Views 24 Comments

Thursday’s airport attack was claimed by a regional chapter of the Islamic State group.

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
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Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,196 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
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Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,576 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,644 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
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Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

Feb 26th 2021, 10:40 AM 37,161 Views 88 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets

Feb 10th 2021, 7:17 AM 18,517 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.

Trial begins over French train attack foiled by 'brave intervention' of three American tourists
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Trial begins over French train attack foiled by 'brave intervention' of three American tourists

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 8:15 PM 46,987 Views 0 Comments

The incident inspired a Hollywood film; the first day of the trial was spent discussing whether its director Clint Eastwood needed to be present.

Two British terror suspects - dubbed the Islamic State Beatles - charged in US over killing of Western hostages
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Two British terror suspects - dubbed the Islamic State Beatles - charged in US over killing of Western hostages

Oct 8th 2020, 7:05 AM 16,332 Views 0 Comments

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of being involved in a “brutal hostage-taking scheme”.

Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022
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Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022

Sep 14th 2020, 10:44 AM 21,556 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.

Lisa Smith faces additional charge of terrorist financing
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Lisa Smith faces additional charge of terrorist financing

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:57 PM 33,658 Views 0 Comments

Smith has already been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation under 2005 terror legislation.

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion
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Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

Jul 1st 2020, 11:26 AM 40,738 Views 25 Comments

Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London
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Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 3:03 PM 27,536 Views 0 Comments

Safiyya Amira Shaikh will be sentenced in May.

Lisa Smith refused bail after being charged with offence under terror legislation
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Lisa Smith refused bail after being charged with offence under terror legislation

Updated Dec 4th 2019, 2:13 PM 102,868 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.

Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says
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Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says

Nov 30th 2019, 5:28 PM 30,486 Views 93 Comments

Smith is expected to arrive back in Ireland this weekend.

Suspected Islamic State member returned to Germany along with three children
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Suspected Islamic State member returned to Germany along with three children

Nov 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 16,682 Views 28 Comments

The woman is the first adult female to have officially been repatriated to Germany.

Explainer: Any potential Lisa Smith prosecution would face challenges due to 'insufficient' Irish legislation
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Explainer: Any potential Lisa Smith prosecution would face challenges due to 'insufficient' Irish legislation

Nov 13th 2019, 2:11 PM 11,174 Views 30 Comments

Legal experts have said that Irish prosecutors will have limited options if they charge Lisa Smith.

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey
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'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

Nov 12th 2019, 4:24 PM 16,056 Views 11 Comments

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland
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Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland

Nov 12th 2019, 3:30 PM 19,957 Views 113 Comments

Yesterday Turkey said it was in the process of deporting 20 ‘foreign jihadists’.

Donald Trump to bring 'beautiful dog, talented dog' from ISIS raid to the White House
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Donald Trump to bring 'beautiful dog, talented dog' from ISIS raid to the White House

Oct 31st 2019, 8:52 AM 45,101 Views 56 Comments

The US President has repeatedly praised the pooch’s role in the deadly raid.

Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
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Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

Oct 31st 2019, 6:56 AM 19,888 Views 55 Comments

The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground.

Officials warn ISIS still a threat as it regroups following death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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Officials warn ISIS still a threat as it regroups following death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Oct 28th 2019, 12:30 PM 10,475 Views 21 Comments

The Islamic State leader was killed in a US-led raid in Syria at the weekend.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
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Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,162 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say
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Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

Oct 13th 2019, 12:01 PM 10,919 Views 35 Comments

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

Gardaí confirm ongoing 'criminal investigation' into Lisa Smith
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Gardaí confirm ongoing 'criminal investigation' into Lisa Smith

Oct 10th 2019, 7:09 PM 19,274 Views 0 Comments

The Dundalk woman is being held in a displacement camp in Syria for the wives and children of Islamic State fighters.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody
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British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

Oct 10th 2019, 7:46 AM 17,105 Views 27 Comments

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'
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Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:26 PM 26,244 Views 52 Comments

Five people are serving prison sentences in Ireland for convictions related to Islamist extremism offences, according to a new report.

Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding
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Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding

Updated Aug 18th 2019, 2:24 PM 36,409 Views 32 Comments

“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis
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Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis

Jul 24th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,389 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that one of the man’s sons was killed fighting in the Syria.

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home
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Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

Jul 19th 2019, 5:07 PM 30,597 Views 48 Comments

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland
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Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Updated Jul 18th 2019, 11:35 AM 34,286 Views 147 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland
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Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

Jul 5th 2019, 10:40 AM 42,947 Views 143 Comments

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

Marine Le Pen to go on trial in France for sharing Islamic State images on Twitter
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Marine Le Pen to go on trial in France for sharing Islamic State images on Twitter

Jun 12th 2019, 2:09 PM 25,037 Views 43 Comments

The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of €75,000.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco with two dozen suspects
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Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco with two dozen suspects

Apr 30th 2019, 8:19 AM 13,486 Views 0 Comments

Three main defendants who allegedly pledged allegiance to IS are accused of direct involvement.

Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years
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Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years

Apr 29th 2019, 8:14 PM 23,737 Views 29 Comments

The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house
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15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house

Apr 27th 2019, 8:13 AM 23,788 Views 35 Comments

The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.

Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359
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Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Apr 24th 2019, 7:20 AM 11,021 Views 37 Comments

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return'
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Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return'

Apr 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 26,433 Views 119 Comments

“While Smith was living with IS during 2016, 135 European citizens were slaughtered in 10 separate attacks that year,” security expert Tom Clonan writes.

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