Tag: ISIS

Baghdadi’s wife revealed IS group secrets after capture

The wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed "a lot of information" about the jihadist group's "inner workings" after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said. The official said that Baghdadi's spouse identified herself as Rania Mahmoud but was in...

Baghdadi’s death significant to Singapore’s fight against terrorism

After being chased by a tenacious K-9, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a leading terrorist associated with ISIS is now buried at the bottom of the sea. Viewed as a significant development, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs sees the death of Baghdadi as a boost to the...

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

by Rouba EL HUSSEINI Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty -- haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-tail cover every inch of floor space. An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention...

Trump wins big with Baghdadi death — and intends to milk it

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump took a victory lap Sunday over the killing of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- and he's likely just getting warmed up. "This is the biggest there is," Trump said at a White House appearance, reaching into his...

Domestic workers during the day, terrorist financiers at night? 3 Indonesian maids charged for funding ISIS-related activities

Under the Internal Security Act (ISA), three Indonesian women were charged Wednesday (Oct 23) with funding terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Indonesia-based group Jemaah Anshorut Daulah (JAD), which is affiliated with ISIS. Prior to their arrests, the three women namely,...

Social media app TikTok removes Islamic State propaganda videos

Social media app TikTok has taken down accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Islamic State group, a company employee said Tuesday, in the latest scandal to hit the popular platform. TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, claimed some 500 million users...

France, Iraq to discuss framework for putting jihadists on trial

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday said he would discuss a judicial framework for putting jihadists on trial during an upcoming visit to Iraq, as calls grow for an international court to judge the extremists. "We need to work things out with the...

Indonesia police detonate a bomb, seize ISIS flag found in suspects house

The Indonesian police detonated a bomb, seized weapons and a flag in anti-ISIS coordinated raids in Cilincing, North Jakarta and in Bekasi, West Java on Monday. Bomb experts also seized an improvised explosive device he was allegedly planning to use in an attack. The bomb, which, reportedly...

MHA: 2 radicalised Singaporeans detained for planning to join IS

Singapore— According to a press statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their intent to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  On July 25, Thursday, the MHA announced that...

Malaysian police chief warns of suicide attacks if ISIS members are back

A top Malaysian police officer warns of suicide attacks as Isis fighters return home, saying those coming from Syria and Iraq could attempt to spread the word through social media. Inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador, in an interview with South China Morning Post says Malaysian returnees...