Islamic State

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Hundreds of boys ‘human shields’ in Islamic State prison breakout
Siege in Kurdish-run prison in Syria ‘deeply distressing’, says Save the Children

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Vulnerable Malians could ‘pay the price’ of heavy sanctions, warn aid groups
NGOs call for aid exemption to EU-backed sanctions imposed after election postponement and arrival of Russian paramilitary

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

21, Jan, 2022 @12:25 PM

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UK accused of ‘targeted killing’ after drone strike on arms dealer to IS
Rights charity seeks answers from MoD over death of Abu Hamza al-Shuhail in Syria in October

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Holding ex-Islamic State members in Syria not sustainable, says thinktank
Rusi researchers propose hybrid court to try accused terrorists, and taskforce to oversee repatriation of children

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Dec, 2021 @4:57 PM

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‘If you run, you will die’: fear stalks Nigerian state as jihadists gain foothold
Niger state has been wracked by banditry for years. Now jihadists have moved in to communities just a few hundred miles from the capital, Abuja

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Gwada

08, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Police treated us like criminals, say families of girls trafficked to Islamic State in Syria
British authorities accused of interrogating families who came seeking help when their daughters went missing

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Mali: militants fire on bus, killing at least 31 people
Insurgents shoot villagers going to a market on the same day UN peacekeeping convoy attacked, killing one person

Staff and agencies

04, Dec, 2021 @6:58 AM

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Former IS fighters say they paid way out of Kurdish jail in ‘reconciliation’ scheme
Exclusive: documents also indicate prisoners who pay £6,000 being freed from cells in north-east Syria

Bethan McKernan and Hussam Hammoud

22, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Daughter of British man killed by IS describes confronting his death
Bethany Haines recounts watching video of beheading and looking at alleged IS killer in the eye in court in ITV programme

Haroon Siddique

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan: a fast-developing disaster | Editorial
Editorial: As its economy implodes and the food crisis grows, its people feel betrayed. No wonder


21, Nov, 2021 @5:12 PM

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France ‘did everything it could’ to foil terror attacks, Hollande tells court
Ex-president tells trial the government had no prior warning of Paris 2015 attacks

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

10, Nov, 2021 @6:07 PM

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‘There was blood everywhere’: UK and Irish survivors on 2015 Bataclan attack
Witnesses to atrocity in Paris music venue that killed 90 talk of playing dead and trying to help the wounded

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

15, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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