Imams have joined Shiite militia on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, tasked with stoking the religious passions of the fighters – but also working to keep them in line. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Iraq.
The nearly month-long campaign for Tikrit has been hyped as a warm-up to retaking the bigger prize of Mosul. But the length of the effort is raising concerns.
The march came a day after officials said one of the main perpetrators behind the terror attack on the Bardo museum had been killed by police.
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The fight against ISIS in Iraq is being fought primarily by two groups: Kurdish forces and Shiite militias. Photographer Ayman Oghanna captures the fracturing of the country they’ve been trying to save.
Leading Islamic scholars said they launched Haqiqah – or “The Reality” – to counter extremists’ destructive ideology.
The Department of Justice announced the arrests of U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Hasan Edmonds, 22, and his cousin Jonas Edmonds, 29, on Thursday.
While Mos Eisley is still a wretched hive of scum and villainy, ISIS fighters aren’t among them.
U.S. forces have started conducting air strikes in Tikrit as Iraqi ground forces try to wrestle control of the city away from ISIS militants.
Iranian support for Shiiite militias taking on ISIS will be the downfall of American influence in Iraq, one non-Iraqi fighter says. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Iraq.
Security officials estimate nine British doctors and medical students have travelled to Syria to work in hospitals located in ISIS-controlled territory.
An ISIS division posted the purported names and addresses of 100 U.S. service members, urging sympathizers to “behead them in their own homes.”
About 100 U.S. Special Operations Forces are evacuating from Yemen after al-Qaeda seizes the city of al-Houta and ISIS attacks kill 126 in Sanaa.
Two cruise lines said that several of those killed were foreign nationals who were passengers aboard their ships. The dead include mothers, a former government official, and a recent college graduate.
ISIS has deployed IEDs — the homemade bombs that wreaked havoc on U.S. troops — on an unprecedented scale in its fight for Iraq. In the midst of wide-ranging offensives to roll the militants back, men with little training and few supplies work to dispatch the explosives, regularly losing their lives. Mike Giglio reports from key fronts across Iraq.
Turkish military sources told CNN the downed Predator drone was unarmed.
Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was charged Monday with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group.
“Even my baby girl goes to bed with her gun.” Arranged marriages, slave maids, and militant babies: Photos posted to the Twitter accounts of women claiming to be members of ISIS provide a glimpse into the world of female jihadis.
Responding to ISIS destroying ancient archaeological sites in Iraq, U.S. investigators are returning dozens of recovered artifacts to Baghdad. The items include a statue of a king’s head valued at more than $1 million.
Kurdish officials presented video and lab results as evidence that ISIS used chlorine gas against its forces in two attacks.
In an essay for the Sunday Times, Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa says he was constantly threatened with beheading while in the custody of the militant group.
A collective of Syrians based in Turkey says it has attracted death threats after posting satirical videos about the Islamist group.
The reported arrest of a Canadian intelligence asset was made in connection with the case of three British schoolgirls who entered Syria to join ISIS.
The message was released Thursday in an audiotape, purportedly from Islamic State spokesman Mohammed al-Adnani.
The teen — who was identified in Australian media reports earlier this week — purportedly blew himself up in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, according to ISIS supporters.
Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind’s greatest treasures.
A tight-knit online “sisterhood” encourages women to leave their homes and journey to Syria.
A video posted online Tuesday by ISIS militants purports to show a young boy shooting 19-year-old Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam in the head.
Sniper fire and roadside bombs hampered the advance of Iraqi and Shiite allied forces, but the military took the town of Alam on Tuesday. The victory moves the Iraqi military closer to taking back control of Saddam Hussein’s hometown, Tikrit.
He also claims to have witnessed Mohammed Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John”, killing the Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.