Islamic State

In this image from video provided by the U.S. Army, then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne is interviewed as a winner of the 2012 Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Ga., on April 16, 2012.
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September 11, 2020 - 12:57 pm
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November 06, 2019 - 2:54 pm
By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave...
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October 31, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group declared a new leader Thursday after it confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days earlier in a U.S raid in Syria. In its audio release by the IS central media arm, al-Furqan Foundation, a new spokesman for IS identifies the successor as Abu...
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October 27, 2019 - 1:48 pm
By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out a territorial...
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April 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
The Islamic State issued a statement Tuesday morning claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. As one congresswoman would say, it looks like "some people did something." Read the full story here .
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March 22, 2019 - 12:54 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been"100 percent" eliminated, the White House announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continues on the ground between coalition forces and the group's...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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February 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their...
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December 19, 2018 - 11:43 am
By CATHERINE LUCE, LOLITA BALDOR and SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will withdraw all of the approximately 2,000 American troops in Syria, according to a U.S. official, as the White House declared victory Wednesday in the mission to defeat Islamic State...
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August 16, 2018 - 2:45 pm
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program. The case has drawn attention amid...
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