Tag Archives: IS

British IS fighters must be killed – Minister

The only way to deal with British Islamic State fighters is to kill them in almost every case, a minister has said. Rory Stewart claimed it should be the sole response to people who had “essentially moved away from any kind of allegiance” to the UK to join the terror group. He told Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live ...

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Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority

The Majority in Parliament has assured that government is investigating a recent report by the Libyan government, which claimed that between 50 to 100 Ghanaians have joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in that country. A report issued by the Libyan government said Ghanaian migrants feature prominently as members of the terrorist group. The report placed Ghana in the second highest ...

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Don’t allow Ghanaian IS fighters back home – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has asked government to ensure that the Ghanaians who have reportedly joined the dreadful terrorist group, Islamic State in Libya, do not return to the country, without strict security clearance. “Government must put measures in place to ensure that none of these alleged Ghanaian Islamic State fighters are allowed to return to Ghana without strict security ...

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against ...

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS) have launched counter-attacks as they come under growing pressure from Iraqi forces in Mosul. IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern Iraqi city but the affected areas were quickly brought under control, Iraqi officials say. IS has now been squeezed into a square mile of territory in Mosul’s ...

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Ohio sites hacked with IS message

A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” and ended “I love Islamic state”. The hacking was carried out by a group calling itself Team ...

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Afghanistan IS head ‘killed in raid’

The head of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in a military raid, US and Afghan officials have said. He died 10 days ago in an joint special forces operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the US military said. Hasib is believed to have been behind March’s attack on a military hospital in Kabul, killing at ...

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MOAB strike: 90 IS fighters killed in Afghanistan

At least 90 militants from the Islamic State (IS) group were killed by a huge bomb dropped by the US in Afghanistan, a regional governor says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on an IS base in Nangarhar province. A network of tunnels and caves was destroyed on Thursday evening local time, ...

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Mosul battle: Iraqi army retakes city’s east from Islamic State

The Iraqi army says it has recaptured all of eastern Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). Counter-terror chief Talib Shaghati told reporters the army had taken control of the eastern bank of the Tigris river, which divides the city. Government forces have made swift advances through eastern Mosul after launching their latest offensive there last month. Some IS fighters ...

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IS claims Turkey nightclub attack

So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people. The group said in a statement it was carried out by “a heroic soldier”. At least 600 revellers were celebrating in the early hours of Sunday at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub when the gunman began firing indiscriminately. IS has been blamed for ...

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