Islamic State

Online ‘auctions’ of Yazidi captives speak of ongoing Islamic State activity in Turkey

The rescue of a 7-year-old Yazidi captive in Ankara raises questions about how hard Turkey is trying to tackle Islamic State militants in the country.

Fehim Tastekin | Women’s rights | Mar 5, 2021
al-monitor Yazidis refugees carry their belongings on Jan. 3, 2017, in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, as they change their refugee camp and move to Midyat, farther south. Photo by ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP via Getty Images.

Belgian children and some women to be repatriated from IS camp in Syria.

The Belgian prime minister said the children in the notorious al-Hol camp could become “the terrorists of tomorrow.” Women will be repatriated on a case-by-case basis.

Al-Monitor Staff | Women’s rights | Mar 5, 2021

Prominent Islamic State leaders killed in Iraq

Iraqi security forces announced the killings of Islamic State leaders who had long evaded capture.

Shelly Kittleson | Islamic State | Mar 1, 2021

Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum can’t return to UK, court rules

Begum, whose British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds in 2019, is challenging the revocation from a displacement camp in Syria.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Feb 26, 2021

German imam sentenced to prison for helping Islamic State

Abu Walaa, born in Iraq, convinced Germans to fight for the Islamic State, according to the court.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Feb 24, 2021