Tag: Islamic State terror group
Once the epicenter of the self-declared “Islamic State” that ruled over parts of Syria and Iraq, Raqqa is slowly recovering after its liberation even though occasional attacks by extremists are on the rise
Talal Safawi, a sculptor in Mosul, is using his artistic skills to recover statues damaged by Islamic State. He tells VOA’s Kawa Omar that he kept his profession a secret during IS’s control because the jihadists thought it was heresy
IS supporters first started flocking to Telegram, an instant messaging service that promises speed and encryption for private communications, in 2015 as social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook began a crackdown aimed at Islamic State’s often violent and gory propaganda
The U.N. envoy for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is calling for “wide-based international support” to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country.
Seventeen-year-old Rahila Rafi was killed last August in a suicide attack on a Kabul classroom. Her brother has opened a library in honor of his slain sister after being inspired by an entry in Rahila’s diary~RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 0
When IS was in control of large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, the terror group transferred large quantities of Christian objects stolen from churches from the Nineveh Plains in Iraq to Syria and eventually smuggle them to black markets abroad, according to experts