After a reported 112 days of fighting, the city of Kobani has been released from ISIS control.
The video, apparently released by ISIS, comes after the group tried to secure the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan in exchange for Goto’s freedom.
Abu Malik worked in one of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons facilities before joining ISIS.
BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio speaks to an ISIS operative in Turkey about the group’s efforts to smuggle fighters to the West.
Militants struck more than a dozen targets simultaneously on Thursday. The attacks came as protesters continued to commemorate four years since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.
The Syrian border town was liberated this week after months of battles between ISIS fighters and Kurdish militias.These photographs show the damage that fighting has wrought in the town.
The failed suicide bomber has been out of the public eye for eight years, so why is ISIS demanding she be released now?
Jordan said it is still holding a would-be Iraqi suicide bomber prisoner after a deadline set by ISIS to exchange her for a Jordanian pilot militants captured in December. The fate of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is unclear.
“There is no doubt that our current offensive amounts to war, and Congress should take action both to authorize its prosecution and to set limits on that authorization,” Rep. Adam Schiff tells BuzzFeed News.
Kurdish forces said Monday they regained control of the Syrian border town from the Islamic State militants.
The Japanese government has still yet to publicly confirm the video’s authenticity.
Shannon Conley was arrested at Denver International Airport in April where she was bound for the Syria–Turkey border.
This is, apparently, what meme warfare looks like. Warning: This post contains graphic images.
Japanese officials have said they will not give in to terrorism after ISIS demanded $200 million for the lives of two Japanese men. One of their mothers, though, made an emotional plea as the deadline neared.
We’re all “gonna be fine” as long as Tom Brady is running the show.
“It’s like hackers, unidentified kamikazes. It can come up anywhere there’s someone with an [extremist mindset] and a web connection… No one’s ready.” BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel and Mike Giglio speak with government officials and jihadis alike on the new breed of terror facing the West.
The video purports to show an ISIS member threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they receive a $200 million ransom in 72 hours. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the pair’s lives were his “top priority.”
ISIS reportedly freed the captives because they were likely slowing the militants down.
The man allegedly intended to detonate pipe bombs and kill lawmakers.
The video, which appeared to be staged, is directed at audiences in Russia and Russian-speaking Central Asian countries where ISIS is said to be gaining a foothold.
The Twitter account @CENTCOM had a message saying “i love you isis.”
The Attorney General said the U.S. has not confirmed that al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Arabian Peninsula is connected to the gunmen in the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
“You attack the Islamic State, we attack you.”
Someone lit a fire at at the Hamburger Morgenpost Sunday. The paper has printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons, though it was not immediately clear if the incident was connected to the recent attacks in France.
The country’s foreign minister confirmed that Hayat Boumeddiene entered Syria from Turkey after arriving in Istanbul on Jan. 2. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Istanbul.
UPDATE: The Facebook page was a hoax. A spokesman for Facebook said that the page, which appeared to belong to the eldest of two brothers suspected in the attack on Charlie Hebdo, was created by someone who intentionally altered timestamps.
A reported ISIS suicide bomber attacked Iraqi security forces and pro-government Sunni fighters in Anbar province, prompting deadly clashes.
“We operated in a very chaotic environment, dealing with some of the most dangerous things in life — fire, oil, and gas, in addition to airstrikes.” BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio talks to a wartime oil expert in demand in Syria.
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The URLs were allegedly blocked in India by the Department of Telecom. Arvind Gupta, a national head of the ruling BJP, claims the websites in question were being used by ISIS to spread anti-India rhetoric.