It’s surprisingly easy to do along the Turkey–Syria border — good news for refugees and jihadis alike. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio saw for himself just how simple the process was.
Mehdi Masroor Biwas was taken into custody in Bangalore on Saturday, after a British media outlet identified him earlier this week.
She converted to Islam, changed her name, and ran away to Syria to marry a jihadi. When she changed her mind, her mother was there to bring her home.
“We will complete the job. Not as quickly as I would like, but we will complete it.”
New data from the BBC World Service and academics at King’s College London shows that there were more than 600 attacks in 14 countries in the month of November alone.
Middlemen in touch with ISIS or its associates say the group has turned a grim new page in its deadly hostage trade — by trying to sell the remains of at least one of the U.S. citizens it has executed in Syria. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.
“This is clearly a fight between good and evil,” King Abdullah II told CBS News host Charlie Rose.
“If the price is right for them I think we need to be worried that they’ll collaborate with terrorists,” the senator-elect says.
After it was claimed yesterday the Lebanese army had detained Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and son near the Syrian border, it has now emerged the detained woman may not be married to the ISIS leader after all.
Areeb Majeed reportedly admitted that he was kept on the sidelines by the militant group, and made to perform menial tasks that didn’t live up to his expectations of the job.
Umm Khattab al-Britaniyyaa says she is an 18-year-old who has been living in Syria for five months.
Russia’s federal communications agency ordered internet providers to block Vimeo on Monday after the video hosting service initially ignored a request to remove a feature-length ISIS film. Vimeo deleted the video and attributed the delay to the Thanksgiving break.
A pilot died in non-combat–related crash on Sunday.
The extremist group targeted a checkpoint along the Syrian border, Iraqi officials said.
“They besieged the town from all sides.” The early-hours raid took place days after BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reported on one smuggling hub.
News of the Defense Secretary’s exit from the White House inspired a gleeful hashtag among pro-ISIS Twitter accounts. WARNING: disturbing photoshopped images.
“We’re at a stage in Syria where our principles aren’t going to help us.”
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has no allegiance to ISIS, according to a video the group released on Friday.
There no evidence of “meaningful recruitment” by ISIS in UN camps, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on Thursday. But previous reports show that recruitment is definitely taking place in other camps.
The government can strip Britons of their passport on the grounds of public interest.
This according to a new report, released Tuesday, based on the most comprehensive database of terrorist attacks.
The White House confirmed that the terrorist organization beheaded Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, in a video posted online early Sunday. Kassig’s parents spoke Monday and asked for “the time and privacy to mourn, cry — and yes, forgive — and begin to heal.”
In the recorded audio, Baghdadi promises to expand the Islamic State across the Middle East.
“The Western world thinks there is no ISIS in their countries — that all the jihadis have gone to fight and die in Syria.” BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio speaks with the men who claim to have helped ISIS slip into Europe.
Officials aren’t clear whether the top ISIS commander was part of the vehicle convoy.
“I don’t think we want to specify that we’re going to be steady at a very specific number.”
“Congress should never have recessed prior to the elections while a new war was getting underway, and it must not compound this abdication of its Constitutional duty by failing to take up a war authorization during the lame duck session,” Rep. Adam Schiff says of decision.
They will be deployed in the next few months and will have a non-combat role, the Department of Defense said. The soldiers will help in the fight against Islamic State.
The Counter Extremism Project is struggling in its bid to clamp down on extremist chatter online — because of the wily nature of its targets, and also because of Twitter itself.
“I wonder what will become of her. I wonder what will become of all the others.”