28 Aug 2018

Online Propaganda Builds Islamic State Brand in the Face of Military Losses

“Islamic State has lost most of the territory it once held in Syria and Iraq. It is vying for survival with other, sometimes stronger, extremist groups. But one sphere where Islamic State still reigns supreme among terrorists is in cyberspace.The group’s vast online presence is a critical recruitment and marketing

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27 Aug 2018

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, government says

“The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign

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23 Aug 2018

Islamic State Leader Urges More Attacks In First Purported Audio In Year

ISIS released a 54-minute audio clip on Wednesday, the group’s first audio release of the year. If the voice on the audio clip is confirmed to be the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it would confirm that he was not killed in airstrikes, as had been reported several times. The

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09 Jul 2018

Green Berets and Afghan commandos announce capture of ISIS stronghold

In one of the few areas where U.S. forces still fight alongside the Afghan military, joint operations took over the local “Islamic State” capital, killing 167 ISIS fighters. ISIS forces have used this area as a staging ground for a number of large suicide attacks, while also using it as

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06 Jul 2018

ISIS sleeper cells awaking to spread chaos in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Small ISIS cells have been increasing their activity, mostly kidnappings and murders, targeting civilians and government institutions in the Kirkuk province of northern Iraq. Authorities have suggested the group is working to destabilize the area and pave the way for their resurgence. One official in the area said that it

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19 Jun 2018

ISIS and amphetamines

The US-led international coalition against ISIS recently destroyed a large drug cache seized from the group. The seizure included over 300,000 Captagon pills, a highly addictive amphetamine that works to keep users awake and dull pain. The drug has called the “Jihadi pill” by some because of its popularity among

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07 Jun 2018

ISIS attacks Syrian regime in East, kills 45

Small pockets of eastern Syria remain under ISIS control and fighting remains heavy. A recent attack killed 45 pro-regime fighters, showing the group’s continued resiliency and ability to inflict losses.  Source: Daesh kills 45 pro-regime fighters in east Syria assault — monitor | Jordan Times

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09 Feb 2017

US government warns that terrorists want to target hospitals

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11 Oct 2016

Inside ISIS’s English-Language Magazine

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27 Jul 2016

FBI warns of ISIS threat to Western Banks

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