Kurdish fighters and their allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces launched an assault on the final stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist group in Baghouz, Syria. Some IS militants have dug in, prepared to fight to the death. US-backed Kurdish forces have killed “dozens” of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS[…]
The Islamic State (IS) group lost around 14 percent of its territory in 2015, while Syria’s Kurds almost tripled the land they control, thinktank IHS Jane’s said on Monday. The development is a blow to the group given that its aim is to capture and hold territory to expand its[…]
The leader of Boko Haram has claimed that the Nigerian armed group has created an “Islamic caliphate” in a northeastern town, a claim quickly rejected by the military. “Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in [the town of] Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic[…]
Al Jama-ah party member Imraahn Mukaddam has distanced himself from statements made by party leader Ganief Hendricks, supporting the establishment of a so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria by an armed group called the Islamic State (IS). In a recent radio interview, Hendricks allegedly said the call for a caliphate[…]
Joining a chorus of Muslim condemnations, Balkans Muslims have dismissed the declaration of the establishment of a so-called Islamic “caliphate” by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “It has no relation to religion affairs, they are lying to people,” Osman Mucollari, an Albanian taxi driver in Tirana,[…]
The following is an open letter by a group of South African scholars who have declared the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) caliphate as ‘bogus’. Cowardly evil man using religion as an excuse for violence again! ISIS and their beliefs have no place in a civilized world. A torturous[…]
The declaration of a new Islamic “Caliphate” by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been criticized by wide circles of Syrian and Iraqi Sunni scholars and Islamic groups, saying the terms of a true Islamic Caliphate have been realized at present time. “Those who announced it[…]
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