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World 21 Mar 2019 | 7:14 PM

Special Report: Forgotten victims: The children of Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women's prison, where they have lived for the past year and a half. They sleep on thin mattresses in crowded cells, bored, hungry and often sick. They are the foreign children of Islamic State.

World 24 Jul 2018 | 2:42 PM

Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.

World 05 Feb 2018 | 7:30 PM

Islamic State threatens Iran from 'Tora Bora' borderlands

HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State may be on the wane in Iraq and Syria but for Iran, the threat is still strong, centred on Kurdish communities along the Iraq-Iran border where militants have operated in recent years.

World 17 Oct 2017 | 10:06 PM

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.

World 11 Oct 2017 | 1:11 PM

How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.

World 26 Jan 2017 | 12:34 AM

Analysis - Islamic State extending attacks beyond Sinai to Egyptian heartland

CAIRO (Reuters) - "Wanted" was emblazoned across photographs posted online by Islamic State.

World 29 Nov 2016 | 10:05 PM

Exclusive - Jailed Islamic State suspects recall path to jihad in Iraq

ERBIL (Reuters) - When Kurdish forces began firing rockets at a suspected Islamic State hideout in northern Iraq, one of those inside, former bakery worker Walid Ismail, said he tried to persuade the others to surrender.

World 19 Nov 2016 | 12:42 AM

Insight - Far from Mosul, Islamic State close to defeat in Libya's Sirte

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - After six months of heavy fighting, Libyan forces have advanced so deep into the strategic city of Sirte that they can pick out the Tunisian and Egyptian accents of their Islamic State enemies as they trade insults over the frontline.

World 03 Nov 2016 | 2:43 AM

Mosul under Islamic State - hardship, terror and swift "justice"

AL-KHAZER, Iraq (Reuters) - Whenever members of Islamic State's Mosul vice squad find a woman without gloves, they pull out a pair of pliers.

World 02 Nov 2016 | 12:29 AM

Documents show Islamic State obsessions: beards and concubines

ZARQA/SHURA, Iraq (Reuters) - After Islamic State conquered villages in northern Iraq, it spelled out in minute detail the rules of its self-proclaimed caliphate, from beard length to alms to guidelines for taking women as sex slaves.