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.
According to court documents seen Tuesday, Daniela Greene, who had a "top secret" security clearance, flew to Turkey and snuck across the border to meet up and marry an ISIS fighter. He was reportedly Denis Cuspert, a notorious former German rapper who went by the name of Deso Dogg.
In 2014, the plight of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar to flee genocide prompted Barack Obama to launch America's first new round of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Now Yazidis are back up the mountain, escaping different sorts of clashes.
Abu Islam al-Iraqi, a former ISIS commander who ran clandestine cells of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk has had some time to think about what he's done. Author Robin Wright says he has few regrets.
The Pentagon has confirmed that the ISIS-fighting coalition carried out a strike on March 17 in an area of western Mosul where residents say more than 100 civilians were killed. US officials say they're investigating the incident.
A renewed push against ISIS in Iraq launched on March 5 has forced the radical militants from several neighborhoods and key sites, including the main local government headquarters and the famed Mosul museum.
Although several hundred US special forces troops have been active in Syria for months now, the Marines' arrival marks the largest deployment of America's conventional forces in Syria since the civil war began six years ago.
Khatoon Khider used to sing folk songs about the suffering of her people, the Yazidi religious minority. After ISIS overran her hometown in northern Iraq, she put down her tambur instrument and picked up a gun, forming the first all-female Yazidi peshmerga battalion to fight the militant group.
Over the weekend, the militant group ISIS posted a video showing another beheading. This time, it was of a Scottish aid worker. Muslim leaders in Scotland have banded together to reject the group's claim to Islam. Terrorism, they say, twists their religion's teachings.
US planes have started bombing ISIS militia positions near Baghdad in the first phase of the expanded campaign announced by President Obama last week. The strikes are to support Iraqi troops fighting the Islamist group and they seem to be working.
ISIS is funding its war by selling oil from the fields it controls in Iraq and Syria, to the tune of millions of dollars. Strangely enough, the enemies it is fighting are some of the main customers. That complicates the US goal of crippling the ISIS war machine.
Governments and news outlets still can't seem to agree on what to call the militants who've named themselves the Islamic State, and now the French government is using yet another term: Daesh, an Arabic acronym. But why can't we figure out what to call these guys?
Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.
ISIS fighters surrounded Iraq's largest refinery in June, but Iraqi troops have kept control of this key oil facility for three months — even securing a visit by the country's new oil minister. Taking over the refinery would be a huge boost for the militant group as the US bombs its oil facilities in Syria.
Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.
My enemy's enemy is not my friend, says militant Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. His militia once fought American soldiers and is now mobilizing to take on ISIS, but Sadr and others, even some Iraqi politicians, want no part of US-led airstrikes against the terrorist group.
After stray shells from an ISIS attack landed in a Turkish village, Turkey deployed tanks to secure its border. The country looks set to approve further military action against ISIS, but public opinion is divided over the conflict.