Continuing coverage of the ISIS terror threat in Iraq and Syria
Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of Yazidis trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said Thursday
Peshmerga fighters reported to have freed hundreds of people, including Yazidis, trapped by ISIS fighters on Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
One official said that the setback to ISIS may be temporary.
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, was being questioned by authorities, Bangalore's top police official, M.N. Reddy, said.
Exclusive data shared with NBC News shows that Syrian security forces and ISIS have been delicately dancing around each other ahead of a final showdown.
Head of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center explained why ISIS and the Syrian president both want to spin the detail in the Syrian crisis.
The Secretary of State asked Congress Tuesday for new war powers in the fight against ISIS, but said lawmakers should not limit U.S. military action.
Iraq's Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi, visits the newly liberated town of Beiji, which is now free of ISIS militants. Iraqi and Shiite forces recently retook the city, which is home to the country's largest oil refinery.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Baghdad to thank U.S. troops for their contributions in the fight against ISIS.
20-year-old Kreshnik B. jailed for 3 years 9 months in Germany's first trial of a home-grown member of ISIS. His identity was protected by court order.
A jihadi has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison in Germany's first "foreign fighter" trial related to ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamist terror organization ISIS has set up training camps in Libya, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez said.
A small team of doctors and nurses provide last remaining medical facility in Kobani. When the generator fails, they carry out surgery by flashlight.
Iran appears to be launching airstrikes against ISIS targets in eastern Iraq, according to the Pentagon.
Like many other modern couples, Al-Baghdadi and Sujidah al-Dulaimi first met on the web.
William Dubois died after his fighter jet developed mechanical problems on the way to an ISIS-related mission in the Middle East.
Pervin talked about defending Kobani 'to the last drop of blood' before joining her father Farouk on the front line fighting ISIS.
A teenager who is fighting ISIS in Kobani only discovered that her father had also taken up arms when she bumped into him on a street corner.
One of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wives and children has been arrested in Lebanon, the country's defense ministry confirmed to NBC News.
As Kurdish militias remain locked in a bitter clash with ISIS forces, the town of Kobani has become a shell of its pre-war state.
Officials said the warning is not connected to any specific or new threat.
"Ghost soldiers" were men on the army payroll who paid their officers a portion of their salaries and in return did not show up for duty.
Officials said his plane malfunctioned on takeoff and then went down while he tried to return to an airstrip in Jordan.
Few civilians remain in Kobani. Some moved to the city's edge by the Turkish border, including young Mustafa who shows war-weariness beyond his years.
A militant organization with ties to ISIS claimed responsibility late Sunday for the death of an American oil worker in Egypt.
Canada is trying to confirm reports that a Canadian citizen has been captured in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
The attack on the Syrian town from within Turkey — which was denied by the government — would be a first for the Islamist militant group.
Former election candidates are being hunted down, arrested and publicly executed by ISIS militants in Iraq.
Some 900 officers swooped in on mosques, prayer rooms and homes across Austria in an operation against alleged recruiters and financiers of ISIS.
Kurdish fighters spent months resisting ISIS onslaught, helped by allied airstrikes. They now claim to control 80 percent of the battle-scarred town.
The flow of women traveling to Iraq and Syria to wed jihadis has "significantly increased," according to one of Germany's top intelligence officials.
Only one of them is in custody, the other slipped out of the country to Turkey.
One man arrested trying to fly from Minneapolis to Turkey, but court documents indicate two others may have joined the terror group in Syria.
The United Kingdom is more at risk from a terrorist attack than "at any time before or since 9/11," according to Home Secretary Theresa May.
Spiritual leader of Yemen-based Al Qaeda offshoot says ISIS is sowing dissent in the terrorist ranks, improperly demanding allegiance to "caliphate."
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who grew up as Peter Kassig in Indiana, was killed on video after being abducted by ISIS in Syria in October 2013.
ISIS fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said.
Fresh intelligence indicates that while air attacks have led to limited gains on the ground, more foreign fighters have joined the fray.
French authorities on Wednesday identified a second one of their citizens as taking part in a video that showed the murder of an American aid worker.
ISIS has announced monthly taxes on students attending schools and colleges in Mosul, according to parents in the Iraqi city.
The White House press secretary said the review will not include the U.S.' longstanding policy of refusing to pay ransom.
ISIS has killed American aid worker and Iraq war veteran Peter Kassig, but the newly-released video differs from the others.
Terrorism expert, Jean-Charles Brisard tells NBC News how he was able to recognize French national, Maxine Hauchard, in the newly released ISIS propaganda video.
ISIS broke a pattern when it released a gruesome video announcing Peter Kassig’s murder to the world.
The parents of the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants called Monday for healing and freedom for people being held around the world.
France name one of its citizens as an executioner in the latest ISIS video showing the beheading of an American hostage.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks in Washington, D.C., about the challenges posed by ISIS and comments on the beheading of American Peter Kassig.
Britain's Ministry of Defence released video of an RAF jet striking an ISIS communications vehicle with a Brimstone missile in Iraq's western desert.
Seen from across the Turkish border, ISIS positions in the Syrian town of Kobani were pulverized by a series of explosions in quick succession.
Michael Downey paid tribute to his friend Abdul-Rahman Kassig's "big heart" and infectious positivity.
Michael Downey paid tribute to Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who he referred to as 'Pete', by saying the humanitarian worker had rare qualities.
In a new video released overnight, ISIS claims to have behead an American aid worker. The intelligence community is working to confirm the footage’s authenticity. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.
NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent provides the latest details from Istanbul, turkey.
The White House offered its prayers and condolences to Abdul-Rahman Kassig's family after ISIS announced his death in a new video.
Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to meet U.S. commanders preparing to expand assistance to forces battling ISIS militants.
New data show that ISIS attacks are actually on the rise, despite more than 800 U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS fighters, safehouses and vehicles.
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero said it was wrong to pull all U.S. military out of Iraq when troops left.
ISIS is planning to mint its own currency, the group said in a statement.
ISIS is defiant in the face of U.S.-led airstrikes, carrying out as many attacks and racking up a higher body count than before, data suggests.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was rumored to have been killed by a U.S. airstrike, but an audio tape released Thursday purports to be from the ISIS leader.
24-year-old admitted joining ISIS and supplying the group. He was arrested in late 2013 as he headed to Syria. His face is blurred by court order.
Sending U.S. troops into such an operation in Iraq would require orders from President Barack Obama.
With the release of a new video from the leader of ISIS, one question is: What is he really saying?
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes the threat ISIS poses in the Middle East during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.
Social media that purport to be from Kobani showed Kurdish and Free Syrian Army fighters in a neighborhood of the Syrian town 'liberated from ISIS'.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of extremist group ISIS, called on his supporters to “erupt volcanoes of jihad” in an apparent new audio message.
Fighters claim extensive underground passageways enable them to stay safe and distribute food and weapons during bombardments.
Hundreds of police officers in Germany launched dawn raids and arrested nine people accused of supporting ISIS and other groups, officials said.
The Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledged allegiance to ISIS' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday.
Kobani is hanging by a thread against a constant wave of ISIS attacks, but for now, the city’s Kurdish defenders are still holding on.
For two months, Kurdish men and women have fought to defend Kobani from ISIS militants. NBC’s Richard Engel reports from inside the city.
Women make up much of the resistance to ISIS in the Syrian city of Kobani: "We stand here as symbols of strength for all the women of the region."
Analysts who have studied ISIS don't expect any change in the organization’s land-hungry, bloodthirsty plans when and if Baghdadi is killed or incapacitated.
ISIS has created a "strategic planning wing" with a master plan on how to wage war against the Pakistani military, according to a government memo.
Shopkeepers caught selling cigarettes in the ISIS stronghold city of Mosul could face 80 lashes, hefty fines and more than two weeks in jail.
Kobani, Syria, continues to be the scene of U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS militants near the Turkish border. On Sunday a large explosion rattled the city.
The attacks in Baghdad and in a city to the west Saturday resembled similar attacks carried out by ISIS, but no claim of responsibility has been made.
A U.S. Defense official said strikes near Mosul in Iraq destroyed a vehicle convoy after it was learned a meeting of ISIS leaders may be taking place.
On the streets of Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants are building a small army — literally.
Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq, officials say.
Rocket fire, which could be clearly seen from across the Syrian-Turkish border, was directed across Kobani from an area that had been held by ISIS.
Three alleged ISIS supporters faced German judges over terror charges for the first time Wednesday morning as their trial over a supply haul for the Syrian battlefield began.
Two massive blasts shook the border area by the Syrian town of Kobani as international coalition launched air strikes to oust ISIS.
Militia commanders told the AP that dozens of advisers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard helped dislodge ISIS from an Iraqi town last week.
The 'State of Myths' TV show took aim at a group that has terrorized and killed thousands throughout Iraq and Syria.
FBI chief James Comey says terror group's new online come-ons add to challenge of stopping would-be Jihadis before they reach the battlefield.
Prosecutors reveal that Mohammed Hamzah Khan had younger siblings with him when he was nabbed at O'Hare airport in alleged attempt to travel to Syria.
Iraqi peshmerga forces fired mortars towards ISIS-held positions in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Canada is reeling from two separate apparent terror attacks on Canadian Parliament and military personnel.
The Iraqi military unleashed attacks on several ISIS targets in Anbar Province Friday after ISIS militants reportedly executed hundreds of people from a local tribe.
The executions of 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province Friday is the latest mass killing carried out by the Islamist group.
The 150 Iraqi fighters, expected to get into the battle Saturday, mark the first time Turkey has allowed ground troops from outside Syria to join in.
Military, FBI investigating the discovery of seven leaflets on Wednesday, which claimed members of terror group came to U.S. by train from Mexico.
An ISIS fighter warned Western-backed forces that "a lot of car bombs and suicide bombers are waiting for them" if they come to Kobani, Syria.
Three Denver teens became radicalized online and chatted with an ISIS recruiter for a year before their attempted flight to Syria, report says.
Donald Ray Morgan of North Carolina acknowledged in interview with NBC News before his arrest that he wanted to join the terror group in Syria.
Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air to join militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobani from ISIS.
British and US officials say the flow of foreign fighters into Syria is increasing, and is greater than the flow into Afghanistan before 9/11.
The Western-backed Free Syrian Army has fought for years to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Peshmerga fighters arrived in Turkey Wednesday en route to Syria to try to help fellow Kurds break a siege by ISIS on the border town of Kobani.