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Begum, whose British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds in 2019, is challenging the revocation from a displacement camp in Syria.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