Ex-girlfriend of footballer jailed for terror fundraising

Ex-girlfriend of footballer jailed for terror fundraising

Amaani Noor had planned to join her Islamist fighter husband in Syria.

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David Lewis and Ryan McNeill: Extremist groups strike gold in Africa’s Sahel

David Lewis and Ryan McNeill: Extremist groups strike gold in Africa’s Sahel

For Islamic extremists, African gold mines are a treasure trove both of explosives and funds to recruit new members and buy arms, writes David Lewis and Ryan McNeill

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Terror suspect held at Heathrow after Turkey deports British IS suspect

Terror suspect held at Heathrow after Turkey deports British IS suspect

The 26-year-old man is being held on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences

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Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

The Israeli strike sparked a retaliatory barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland.

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Irish IS bride faces delay on way home

Irish IS bride faces delay on way home

Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith and her daughter may not arrive back home until next week as Irish officials in Turkey conduct checks to confirm their identities, particularly that of her two-year-old girl, the Irish Examiner understands.

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Briton who went to fight Islamic State jailed for four years

Briton who went to fight Islamic State jailed for four years

Aidan James was found guilty of training in weapons with the banned Marxist political organisation the PKK in Iraq.

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Turkey ‘captures wife of dead IS leader Baghdadi’

Turkey ‘captures wife of dead IS leader Baghdadi’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the claim during a speech in Ankara.

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Turkey ‘captures sister of killed Islamic State leader’

Turkey ‘captures sister of killed Islamic State leader’

Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Wounded dog back on the job after tracking Islamic State leader

Wounded dog back on the job after tracking Islamic State leader

Al-Baghdadi set off an explosion that killed himself and three children and apparently wounded the dog.

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Al-Baghdadi's death: the rise and fall of the leader of Islamic State

Al-Baghdadi's death: the rise and fall of the leader of Islamic State

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS), is dead.

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Situation Room shots underline contrast between Obama and Trump presidencies

Situation Room shots underline contrast between Obama and Trump presidencies

Barack Obama watched the raid that killed Osama bin Laden eight years before Donald Trump presided over the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Who was the man who called himself the ‘caliph’ of all Muslims?

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Who was the man who called himself the ‘caliph’ of all Muslims?

The brutal ‘reign’ of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of IS, self-proclaimed caliph, and the world’s most wanted man, has ended, write Ahmed Rasheed and Ahmed Aboulenein.

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Q&A: What will al-Baghdadi’s death mean for IS?

Q&A: What will al-Baghdadi’s death mean for IS?

President Donald Trump said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US raid in Syria after he was chased into a tunnel and set off an explosives vest.

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World will not miss Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi: US Defence Secretary

World will not miss Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi: US Defence Secretary

The US Defence Secretary has said the “world will not miss” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of so-called Islamic State, who blew himself up after a US military operation in Syria.

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Alleged ISIS supporter accused of plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral

Alleged ISIS supporter accused of plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral

Safiyya Amira Shaikh appeared in court on Wednesday

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Five jihadists in Irish prisons, says study

Five jihadists in Irish prisons, says study

The report, citing Irish security sources, said all five people had sentences for funding terrorist offences abroad, rather than participating in terror plots here.

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Isis regroup and move frontier of war to the digital realm

Isis regroup and move frontier of war to the digital realm

Far from being defeated, Islamic State continue to battle on several fronts, write Anne-Marie Slaughter and Asha C Castleberry

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Government should bring Lisa Smith home and prosecute her here if necessary, says solicitor

Government should bring Lisa Smith home and prosecute her here if necessary, says solicitor

The solicitor representing Irish woman Lisa Smith who travelled to join Islamic State in Syria, is calling on the Irish government to bring her home and if necessary prosecute her under Irish law.

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Flanagan downplays possibility of Government help for Isis bride Lisa Smith's return to Ireland

Flanagan downplays possibility of Government help for Isis bride Lisa Smith's return to Ireland

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has downplayed the possibility of the Government helping to bring Isis bride Lisa Smith back to Ireland, saying "anybody who goes to Syria doesn't go there on holidays".

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Parents of accused IS member Jihadi Jack found guilty of funding terrorism

Parents of accused IS member Jihadi Jack found guilty of funding terrorism

John Letts and Sally Lane refused to believe their son Jack, 18, had become a dangerous extremist when they allowed him to travel, a court heard.

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Pair jailed in UK for planning to join Islamic State

Pair jailed in UK for planning to join Islamic State

Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel tried to evade surveillance during failed attempts to cross into Syria.

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Shamima Begum could face capital punishment in Bangladesh – foreign minister

Shamima Begum could face capital punishment in Bangladesh – foreign minister

The teenage IS bride has been stripped of her British citizenship.

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Islamic State terror risk remains despite collapse in Syria, MI5 chief warns

Islamic State terror risk remains despite collapse in Syria, MI5 chief warns

Andrew Parker described Islamist terrorism as the ‘most acute’ of the multiple terrorist threats facing the UK.

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Where was Baghdadi hiding? Spooks’ spoof?

Where was Baghdadi hiding? Spooks’ spoof?

The re-emergence of fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for the first time in five years, is not an occasion for celebration.

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Islamic State leader makes first appearance in five years

Islamic State leader makes first appearance in five years

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group.

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Youngest woman convicted of plotting UK terror attack has minimum jail term cut

Youngest woman convicted of plotting UK terror attack has minimum jail term cut

Safaa Boular, 19, planned an attack with grenades and guns on the British Museum in London.

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UK Defence Secretary ‘does not like’ idea of legal aid for IS bride Shamima Begum

UK Defence Secretary ‘does not like’ idea of legal aid for IS bride Shamima Begum

Gavin Williamson said the 19-year-old had turned her back on Britain.

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Bringing back Lisa Smith from Syria ‘can be surmounted’

Bringing back Lisa Smith from Syria ‘can be surmounted’

The Government should not find it too difficult to meet its responsibility in facilitating the return of former Air Corps corporal Lisa Smith and her child from Syria, UN special rapporteur Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has said.

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'I want to go home' - Irish ISIS bride admits 'mistake' as she pleads for return to Ireland

'I want to go home' - Irish ISIS bride admits 'mistake' as she pleads for return to Ireland

Lisa Smith, the Irish woman who went to Syria is 2015 and married an ISIS fighter, has said that she wants to come home to Ireland.

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Efforts to repatriate Lisa Smith are set to be fast-tracked

Efforts to repatriate Lisa Smith are set to be fast-tracked

Efforts to repatriate so-called Isis brides could be fast-tracked, including former Defence Forces recruit Lisa Smith.

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Former minister surprised radicalisation of IS bride Lisa Smith did not ring alarm bells while in the army

Former minister surprised radicalisation of IS bride Lisa Smith did not ring alarm bells while in the army

Former justice minister Dermot Ahern has said he is surprised that the radicalisation of Irish Islamic State bride Lisa Smith did not ring alarm bells given that she began the process while serving in the army.

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Use of the State jet for ‘Isis bride’ is ruled out

Use of the State jet for ‘Isis bride’ is ruled out

The Government jet will not be used to bring home ‘Isis bride’ Lisa Marie Smith.

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Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated, says White House

Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated, says White House

The president has been hinting at the victory for days.

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IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated, says Trump

IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated, says Trump

The US president spoke as he displayed maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning.

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No magic bullet for reintegrating suspected IS recruits

No magic bullet for reintegrating suspected IS recruits

Lisa Smith, an Irish woman who was married to a fighter in Syria, will be allowed home and will be difficult to prosecute, but it is uncertain what returnee policy should be, says Sheelagh Brady.

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UK Home Secretary rejects claims he is responsible for death of Shamima Begum’s baby

UK Home Secretary rejects claims he is responsible for death of Shamima Begum’s baby

The Islamic State bride was stripped of her British citizenship.

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Muslim cleric 'would not feel safe' with IS suspect roaming the streets of Ireland

Muslim cleric 'would not feel safe' with IS suspect roaming the streets of Ireland

A leading Muslim cleric says he would not feel safe having Islamic State suspect, Lisa Smith, roaming the streets of Ireland unless she goes through a process to de-radicalise her.

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'Victim, terrorist, Irish citizen, persona non grata': Lisa Smith - the Irish soldier being held in Syria

'Victim, terrorist, Irish citizen, persona non grata': Lisa Smith - the Irish soldier being held in Syria

Engaging and kind, vulnerable and gullible, extreme and dangerous - the varied descriptions are given by people who knew, or thought they knew, Lisa Smith.

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Britain ‘strips two more IS brides of citizenship’

Britain ‘strips two more IS brides of citizenship’

It comes as debate continued over the case of Shamima Begum.

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Diplomats to travel to Syria following detention of former Irish soldier

Diplomats to travel to Syria following detention of former Irish soldier

A former female Defence Forces soldier arrested in Syria on suspicion of joining Islamic State (IS) also served in the Air Corps, where she helped work on the government jet.

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Muslim leader urges Bangladesh to take in IS runaway Shamima Begum

Muslim leader urges Bangladesh to take in IS runaway Shamima Begum

The call came amid a backlash over British Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s removal of her citizenship after the teenager’s baby boy died in Syria.

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Islamic State families surrender in Syria with anger and defiance

Islamic State families surrender in Syria with anger and defiance

Thousands have streamed out of the village of Baghouz under a stepped-up assault by the US-led coalition and their ground partners.

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Children 'being tortured in Iraq' for confessions of Islamic State affiliation

Children 'being tortured in Iraq' for confessions of Islamic State affiliation

Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said.

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Islamic State defeat looms as hundreds more leave last area in Syria

Islamic State defeat looms as hundreds more leave last area in Syria

The latest wave of evacuations brings closer the final defeat of the extremists’ so-called ‘caliphate’.

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Hundreds leave Islamic State-held area in Syria as fighting slows

Hundreds leave Islamic State-held area in Syria as fighting slows

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle to retake Baghouz will be over ‘soon’.

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When killers want to come home: IS returners on the way back?

When killers want to come home: IS returners on the way back?

A file not yet, as far as we know, on Leo Varadkar’s desk is one marked Jihadi Returners, so the question as to what the Government should do with, or to, any who say they want to come home to Ireland is hypothetical.

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Shamima Begum’s family asks Home Secretary to help bring newborn son to UK

Shamima Begum’s family asks Home Secretary to help bring newborn son to UK

The letter to Sajid Javid said the baby boy was a ‘true innocent’.

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Latest: Jeremy Corbyn criticises Javid for revoking Shamima Begum’s citizenship

Latest: Jeremy Corbyn criticises Javid for revoking Shamima Begum’s citizenship

The British teenager, who joined Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria, said she wanted to return to the UK with her newborn son.

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Shamima Begum: The story so far

Shamima Begum: The story so far

Key questions about the 19-year-old’s case answered.

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US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not citizen

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not citizen

US president Donald Trump said on Twitter that he was behind the decision stopping the woman returning to the country.

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UK Home Office to strip Shamima Begum of citizenship, says lawyer

UK Home Office to strip Shamima Begum of citizenship, says lawyer

UK ministers will seek an order ‘depriving’ the 19-year-old Londoner of her British citizenship, her family’s solicitor said.

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Shamima Begum can expect to be spoken to if she returns to UK – police chief

Shamima Begum can expect to be spoken to if she returns to UK – police chief

The teenager, who ran away to support IS in 2015, wishes to return home for the sake of her third child.

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IS schoolgirl compares Manchester Arena bomb to military strikes in Syria

IS schoolgirl compares Manchester Arena bomb to military strikes in Syria

In an interview with the BBC, Shamima Begum, now 19, said the deaths of 22 innocent people in the terrorist attack on an Ariana Grande concert in 2017 were akin to the "women and children" being bombed in IS territory in Baghuz.

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May rejects Donald Trump’s call to take back captured IS extremists

May rejects Donald Trump’s call to take back captured IS extremists

Number 10 said fighters should be prosecuted where their crimes were committed rather than be sent back to the UK to stand trial.

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British Islamic State runaway expresses fears over unborn child

British Islamic State runaway expresses fears over unborn child

The former schoolgirl says she could give birth ‘any day’.

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Islamic State returners: Are they victims or criminals?

Islamic State returners: Are they victims or criminals?

The vast dystopian caliphate created by Islamic State is over, but among the moral challenges it leaves for Western governments is the quandary of what, if anything, to do with those of its citizens who travelled to Syria and Iraq as jihadi brides and so-called IS fighters — so-called because these young men were not fighters in the normal military sense of the word; they were terrorists, participating zealously in a regime of unrestrained cruelty.

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British schoolgirl who fled London to join Islamic State now wants to come home

British schoolgirl who fled London to join Islamic State now wants to come home

When she arrived, Miss Begum was put in a house where jihadist brides-to-be waited to be married, she said.

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Islamic State still 'major threat' says Security Council report

Islamic State still 'major threat' says Security Council report

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has issued a report stating that the Islamic State are still a major threat to international peace and security.

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Garda review after Irish IS fighter captured

Garda review after Irish IS fighter captured

Garda security units are expected to conduct a fresh review into a naturalised Irish citizen who was captured fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

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