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World 26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 PM

Insight - Islamic State turns radical Islam on Syria Muslims

BEIRUT (Reuters) - As Islamic State militants advanced in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor last month, those who had held out against them faced a simple choice: beg for mercy or face certain death.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 11:15 PM

Factbox - After 'caliphate' defeat, Islamic State is down but not out

(Reuters) - Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out.

World 13 Apr 2016 | 9:11 PM

Insight - In Libya, Islamic State struggles to gain support

WADI BEY, Libya (Reuters) - Packed into a battered car, a family of nine joined the steady flow of residents fleeing Islamic State's Libyan stronghold of Sirte. They were heading to a nearby town to pick up essentials: cash, medicine and food.

World 13 Nov 2015 | 5:41 PM

Insight - Islamic State in Libya fights to emulate Iraq, Syria success

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - The attack bore all the traits of Islamic State in Iraq. A small unit of militants, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and suicide belts, hit the Tripoli prison just before sunrise.

World 22 Jul 2014 | 3:55 PM

Insight - Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.

World 10 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM

In Syria, Obama must win trust to beat Islamic State

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Before the United States can beat Islamic State in Syria, it will have to win the confidence of mainstream Sunni rebels who blame Washington for leaving them outgunned by the Islamists and further than ever from toppling President Bashar al-Assad.

World 13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 PM

Guerrilla groups hunt down Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Small groups of Syrians are hunting down Islamic State fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality.

World 04 Nov 2014 | 12:30 AM

Life under Islamic State in Iraq's Falluja: danger, rage and profit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - After Islamic State seized Falluja in January it persuaded a man making covers for cars to sell suicide vests instead, one of many changes in the Iraqi city as it adapts to life under the ultra-hardline Sunni militants.

World 06 Feb 2015 | 6:10 PM

Insight - Islamic State in Syria seen under strain but far from collapse

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's defeat in Kobani and other recent setbacks in Syria suggest the group is under strain but far from collapse in the Syrian half of its self-declared caliphate.

World 04 Aug 2014 | 7:25 AM

Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam and oilfield in victory over Kurds

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of northern Iraq in June.