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World 25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM

Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders say.

World 13 Oct 2014 | 11:25 PM

Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war.

World 06 Nov 2014 | 2:20 AM

Hiding under corpses - Iraqi tribesmen recount escape from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Muhammed Hilal and about 100 other members of Iraq's Albu Nimr tribe felt safe hiding from Islamic State militants in tall grass -- until the headlights of dozens of cars exposed them.

World 03 Nov 2014 | 4:05 AM

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town.

World 06 Feb 2015 | 4:15 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 30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 AM

Factbox - Gulf Arabs on the rise in Islamic State

(Reuters) - Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Kuwait's worst militant attack last Friday, has built a network of militants in Gulf Arab states responsible for a campaign of suicide bombings against the Arabian Peninsula's Shi'ite minority.

World 02 Oct 2015 | 6:05 PM

Despair, hardship as Iraq cuts off wages in Islamic State cities

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi government's decision to choke off funding for Islamic State by cutting off all wages and pensions in cities controlled by the group has plunged people into hardship and could help the insurgents tighten their grip, officials and residents say.

World 23 Mar 2019 | 3:08 AM

Trump says all Islamic State land lost in Syria, SDF says fight continues

PALM BEACH, Fl./BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of territory.

World 20 Dec 2018 | 11:35 PM

U.S. air campaign against Islamic State in Syria likely to end

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States will likely end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops, U.S. officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump defended the planned withdrawal against criticism from allies abroad and at home.

World 09 Dec 2017 | 11:05 PM

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory.