Tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives in Nigeria in recent years to violent attacks by terrorist groups due to their religious beliefs or in intercommunal violence, Secretary Pompeo lamented.
ISIL occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. It is estimated that the group’s brutal three-year occupation reduced Iraq’s agricultural capacity by 40 per cent.
President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during an overnight raid led by U.S. military forces in Syria, a major victory as he fights a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
However, the President’s claim does not match the facts on ground in a country where thousands of indigenous citizens, including the daughter of Afenifere’s leader, have lost their lives in terrorist attacks by militant Herdsmen.
By Reuters DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria – U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over a […]
Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s “caliphate” in the SDF’s area of operations.
United Nations investigators have discovered over 200 mass graves in a territory in Iraq which was previously occupied by ISIS militants.