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IS fighters from 70 countries, analysis shows

Analysis of a windfall of data from inside Islamic State shows fighters of more than 70 nationalities joined the ruthless jihadist group, researchers said after examining thousands of records.


IS income falls 30% after territory loss: researchers

Islamic State group revenues have dropped by around 30 percent since last year, forcing the group to introduce a range of new taxes including a levy on repairing satellite dishes, a research group said on Monday.


IS group's 'cause is lost': Obama

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the defensive and "their cause is lost," US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after meeting with CIA chiefs and other security officials.


IS ranks at lowest level since 2014: US official

The Islamic State group's ranks have been pared back by international and local military action in Iraq and Syria to their lowest level since Washington began monitoring the group, a senior official said Tuesday.


IS group doubles number of fighters in Libya: US

The number of Islamic State group fighters in Libya has doubled to up to 6,000 in as little as a year, the head of US forces in Africa warned Thursday.


IS influences expand into Southeast Asia

The open pledge of loyalty by an Abu Sayyaf tributary leader shows the IS forces have expanded into the region, and due to the proximity of Sabah to southern Philippines, the threats on Malaysia becomes bigger.


Regional countries targeted by IS: Ayub

"Some of the Malaysian terrorists arrested by the police earlier took instructions from Katibah Nusantara leader Bahrun Naim."


IS threat raises stakes for US nuclear summit

The specter of the Islamic State group obtaining a "dirty bomb" will loom over a top-level nuclear security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington on Thursday and Friday.


Experts rush to ancient Palmyra after regime ousts IS

Archaeologists were rushing to the ancient city of Palmyra on Monday to assess the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group, after it was ousted by the Syrian army in a bloody battle.


Recapture a blessing but much of Palmyra is lost

Historian of the ancient world Maurice Sartre explains what Syria's capture of Palmyra from the Islamic State group will mean for the UNESCO World Heritage site.


 

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