Islamic State

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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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‘A lull not a loss’: Islamic State is rebuilding in Syria, say Kurdish forces
Those who fought the so-called caliphate fear a US withdrawal could help the terrorist group to rise again

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Pictures by Achilleas Zavallis

14, Oct, 2021 @12:24 PM

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UK ‘colluding in torture’ by leaving women and children in Syria camps
Rights watchdog accuses Britain of turning a blind eye to degrading treatment of those who lived under IS

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Oct, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Canada drops charges against man who claimed to be IS executioner
Shehroze Chaudhry, who featured in New York Times podcast, had been charged under terrorism hoax laws

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

11, Oct, 2021 @4:03 PM

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War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition
The site of Islamic State’s last stand is now the most hotly contested pocket of the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sir John Chilcot obituary
Civil servant who chaired the Iraq war inquiry and gave a damning verdict on Tony Blair

David Hencke

05, Oct, 2021 @4:31 PM

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‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty
Seven years after fleeing army clashes with militants, 100 families eking out an existence on a hillside near the Afghan border are unable to return home

Oliver Marsden

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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ICC asked to relaunch inquiry into Taliban and IS ‘war crimes’
Move shows court’s determination to investigate contemporary as well as past crimes against humanity

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

27, Sep, 2021 @10:14 AM

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Three killed in explosions in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan
Initial reports suggest a Taliban convoy may have been targeted in the ISKP’s stronghold region

Shah Meer Baloch in Kandahar

18, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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US admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians and not Islamic State militants
Gen Kenneth McKenzie says ‘it was a mistake’ and that it was unlikely those who died posed a direct threat to US forces

David Smith in Washington

17, Sep, 2021 @9:09 PM

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Shamima Begum, regardless of her new image, remains the UK's responsibility | Gina Vale
She was groomed as a child and has endured trauma – and to say she now ‘looks western’ is an insult to British Muslims, says radicalisation expert Gina Vale

Gina Vale

16, Sep, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Shamima Begum says she wants to prove innocence in UK courts
Appearing in live TV interview from Syria detention camp, Begum says she ‘did nothing in Islamic State but be a mother and wife’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

15, Sep, 2021 @11:54 AM

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