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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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 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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Islamic State suspect - Gardaí must clear up concerns

It would be a matter of the greatest concern if it was proven that an Islamic State member had obtained Irish citizenship despite being on a garda watchlist of terrorist suspects.

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Returning fighters a real worry for authorities amid arrest of Irish citizen in Syria

Monitoring suspects and managing returnees to this country is the priority, writes security correspondent Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Taoiseach says man captured in Syria entitled to consular assistance

Speaking from Mali on Monday, where he is visiting Irish Defence Forces, Leo Varadkar, said: "I’ve only heard about that in the last short while."

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Two children killed during Syrian operation to free Islamic State hostages

State media said troops liberated 19 women and children held by IS in a military operation in central Syria.

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IS ‘Beatles’ suspects: Javid feared death penalty stance could cause US outrage

High Court judges heard Sajid Javid believed there was a risk of angering members of the Trump administration if he called for no death penalty.

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