How Trump's Withdrawal Threatens The Secretive Hunt For ISIS Members In Syria
The inability of US forces to eliminate al-Qaeda networks in Iraq helped it reorganize as ISIS after Barack Obama withdrew troops in 2011.
Four Americans Died In An Attack In Syria, Raising More Questions About Trump's Withdrawal Plan
The American dead included two soldiers, a US security contractor, and a civilian Defense Department employee, according to US Central Command.
The US Military Says The Withdrawal Of Troops From Syria Has Begun
It follows weeks of confusion and contradictory statements over the future of the US-led coalition fighting ISIS.
US Troops Will Leave Syria Only If Turkey Agrees Not To Attack Kurdish Fighters
National security adviser John Bolton contradicted President Trump, who said on Dec. 19 there would be a full withdrawal.
Australia Has Doubled Down Over Stripping Citizenship From ISIS Fighter Neil Prakash
The Australian government says Neil Prakash is a citizen of Fiji, but the Fijian government said it has no record of that.
France Is Hemorrhaging Sensitive Data, And People Are Beginning To Notice
A series of leaks raises the question of whether French authorities can be trusted to protect sensitive information.
The Trump White House Says ISIS Has Been Defeated In Iraq. The Data Says Otherwise.
Kurdish intelligence has documented scores of attacks around former ISIS strongholds.
“We Would Know”: Caravan Migrants Have No Idea What Donald Trump Meant With His “Middle Easterners” Tweet
The president’s claim that the caravan had been infiltrated was news to the Honduran migrants traveling north.
Time In Prison Is What European Terrorists Have In Common, A New Study Says
The study looked at 225 terrorism cases. ISIS recruits from France and the United Kingdom often had been in prison before joining the terrorist group.
An American Woman Was Charged With Helping ISIS. She Says Her Husband Duped Her Into Joining The Terror Group.
Samantha Elhassani, who said she was raped and abused in Syria, is in a US jail. Her four children are in government custody. And her husband was killed in an airstrike.
A Marketing Company Has Apologized For Using A Photo Of A Journalist Killed By ISIS In A Burger Ad
According to Valor Media, the employee who created the tweet was an art student who had never heard of James Foley and thought the image — a screenshot of his execution video moments before his death — was from a movie.
The US Military Plans To Set An American Suspected Of Fighting For ISIS Free In Syria
A court filing from the Justice Department said the dual Saudi-American citizen would be released in a town or outside a displaced persons camp.
The US Still Isn't Doing Great In Afghanistan Or Iraq, These Numbers Show
The numbers in two recent reports show a slow backslide in Iraq and Afghanistan despite almost two decades of US involvement.
French Police Knew The Latest ISIS Attacker But Couldn't Keep Him Detained
Khamzat Azimov vowed allegiance to ISIS before the Paris knife attack that killed one person over the weekend.
A Bunch Of Actors Dressed Like ISIS Fighters Stormed A Mall In Iran To Promote A Film And Yup It's As Bad As It Sounds
Someone actually thought this would be a good idea.
French Police Have Found A USB Filled With Police Info That May Be Linked To The Grisly Murders Of A Police Couple
The USB drive with the names and addresses of police officers was in the possession of a woman who knew the ISIS killer of a police couple.
Trump Keeps Saying ISIS Has Been Defeated. But The US Military Says It's Gaining Ground.
Details of an ISIS resurgence come two weeks after the president said he wanted to bring US troops home from Syria — a pronouncement that set off alarms at the Pentagon.
The New Face Of ISIS In Iraq Calls Itself The White Flags
The black flag of ISIS may no longer be flying in cities across Iraq, but militant groups are rebuilding and present a very real threat to the country’s stability. One such group — known as the White Flags — has built itself a mountain stronghold from which to launch its attacks.
Two Soldiers Were Killed In A Blast In Northern Syria
British officials confirmed one of the dead was theirs, and the other was believed to be an American. But the Pentagon declined to confirm that.
Noor Salman, The Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife, Has Been Found Not Guilty Of Helping Him
The foreperson of the jury said jurors were "convinced" Salman knew what Mateen was planning to do.
A Teenage Boy Allegedly Tried To Detonate A Bomb At His School After Researching ISIS
Police say the homemade bomb could have caused "significant injury or death" if other students at the Utah school hadn't spotted it and reported it to authorities.
Some ISIS Members Drove BMWs To The Caliphate
On a hunch, a Belgian newspaper reporter cross-checked the names of known terrorists with a list from Turkish customs of people who brought vehicles into Turkey and did not drive them out.
Released Video Allegedly Shows The Ambush That Killed Four US Soldiers In Niger
“We ask the media and the public and all responsible entities not to aid these terrorists in recruiting efforts by viewing or bringing to attention these images, these videos. You are complicit in amplifying ISIS propaganda if you do that."
This Man Was Arrested 10 Times For Being An ISIS Member — Despite Being Innocent
A young father of two has been repeatedly arrested in Tunisia for being a member of ISIS, despite his innocence. His case is typical of the Middle East and North Africa, where thousands of men are caught up in legally dubious dragnets.
Turkey Has Gone More Than A Year Without A Major Terror Attack. This Is How.
In a rare interview with a Western journalist, a security official reveals how Turkey has been taking on militants, and – for now at least – winning.
Their Parents Fought With ISIS. Now France Is Trying To Figure Out What To Do With Them.
Forty-four are in a government program that houses and educates them and is evaluating them for extremist beliefs or trauma. But government officials say the program is inadequate.
The Last Two ISIS "Beatles" Have Been Captured, Report Says
Two members of the notorious ISIS cell known as the "Beatles", first unmasked by BuzzFeed News, have been captured in Syria.
French Police Are Targeting The Relatives Of ISIS Fighters In A Terror Sweep
Authorities are worried that family members also believe in radical ideologies.
Don't Worry, Everyone, This US Military Leader Has A New Hashtag To Get ISIS To Give Up
The US military’s top enlisted leader warned #ISIS_SurrenderOrDie, or face death via "dropping bombs on them, shooting them in the face, or beating them to death with our entrenching tools."
13 Stories That Show What A Hot Mess 2017 Really Was
From ISIS's apparent defeat to nationalism's resurgence to women's voices finally being heard as they said "me too," the world seemed more turbulent than ever in 2017. BuzzFeed World was there.
These US Troops Were Killed In Combat During Trump’s First Year In Office
Most died in Afghanistan, the US's longest-running war, but the first casualty of Trump's term came in Yemen.
Former Marine Allegedly Planned To Bomb And Shoot Up San Francisco's Pier 39 On Christmas
Everitt Aaron Jameson allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he didn't need an escape plan in his Christmas-week attack because he was willing to die.
The Same Smuggling Routes That Helped Build ISIS Are Now Helping Its Members Escape
US officials say most of ISIS fighters have died on the battlefield. Smugglers along the Syria-Turkey border say many have escaped.
21 Amazing Books Published By Indian Authors In 2017 That Everyone Should Read
2017 may have been a shit year overall, but it was a great year for literature.
Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria
A new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group.
Exposed: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funnelling Money To Syria's Chemical Weapons Financiers
Inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks, confidential files expose Kremlin connections to a network of shadowy people fronting for Syria's chemical weapons programme, ISIS, and organised crime.
New York Subway Bomb Suspect Said Trump "Failed To Protect" US On Facebook Before The Attack
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Akayed Ullah with terrorism following the attack on the NYC subway.
Iraq Just Declared Victory Over ISIS
"Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination," said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four US Soldiers Dead In Niger
The worst military fiasco under the Trump administration — in which four US soldiers were killed alongside four Nigeriens by Islamist militants — was the result of reckless behavior by US Special Forces.
This Is What It's Like To Live Through An Attack That Killed More Than 300 People
After an attack that killed more than 300 people gathered for prayers, Egyptians are grappling with their new reality as the army, ISIS, and other radicals battle in the Sinai Peninsula.
Germans Detain Six Syrians Suspected Of Being An ISIS Planning Team
All had used false identities to claim refugee status in Germany, authorities said.
“It Started With Conversations — And Then They Started Hitting Each Other”
ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood are going to war inside Egypt’s prisons as the two groups fight for fresh recruits.
These Lawyers Have A Case For Charging ISIS With Killing LGBT People
If the International Criminal Court takes the case, it would be the first time persecuting LGBT people would be tried as a crime against humanity.
BuzzFeed News Investigation Leads To US Admission It Caused Civilian Deaths In Mosul
The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has admitted responsibility for the deaths of 36 civilians in three military strikes in Mosul after they were detailed in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
These Are The Victims Of The Manhattan Terror Attack
Eight people were killed Tuesday when a suspected terrorist drove a rental truck into a bike path in lower Manhattan. The victims included five Argentines, two Americans, and one Belgian.
An Overwhelmed Europe No Longer Sees Returning ISIS Fighters As The Main Threat
The worries European authorities once had about the impact of returning ISIS fighters have been overshadowed by the sheer number of locally generated incidents.
UN Says There Had Been 46 Attacks In Niger Region Before US Troops Were Ambushed
Local officials disagree that the US-Nigerien patrol wouldn't encounter enemies. “This is an area where there are more of them (jihadists) than us," Niger's interior minister said.
A British Actor Played Ariana Grande On His Phone In A Former ISIS-Held City
"You didn't shut her up and you didn't shut Manchester up because she's singing 'Bang Bang,'" said Michael Enright, who appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.