When ISIS invaded northern Iraq, they captured many Yazidi women, forced them to convert to Islam and traded them as sex slaves. The Yazidi community granted photographer Marcio Pimenta rare access to capture moving images of the reintegration process for freed women rejoining the group.
Over 600 people including ISIS fighters and their families were escorted from the Lebanon border by Syrian government forces. That angered the US, which launched airstrikes to block their path to a town near Iraq.
There have been repeated rumors that the ISIS leader is dead, but the Pentagon says it cannot corroborate the reports. Now the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it's obtained information from ISIS leaders of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death.
US President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a plan for the US to supply weapons to Syrian Kurdish forces (YPG) fighting ISIS in Syria. The decision is sure to infuriate Turkey, which considers the YPG a terrorist organization.
It's reminiscent of a black-and-white pirate flag and, for some, it conjures up similar feelings of death, destruction, outlaws and violence. Here is our quick explanation of the symbolism of the flag and the meaning of its Arabic phrases.
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
Many people call the jihadist group claiming responsibility for the Paris and Beirut attacks, ISIS. Alternatively they've been called ISIL and even the Islamic State. But many in the Arab speaking world, and increasingly Western leaders have taken to calling the group Daesh. So what does Daesh mean?