Continuing coverage of the ISIS terror threat in Iraq and Syria
He joined in Syria in 2014 and then fled five months later.
The airbase was hit by several explosions across the airport, with an entire unit of Russian-developed Mi-24 "Hind" helicopters apparently wiped out.
U.S.-allied forces in Syria launched an offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa on Tuesday, the group announced on Twitter.
Iraqi government forces have fought ISIS militants in the southern and northern suburbs of Fallujah while maintaining a bombardment of central distric
The news came one day after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the offensive to capture the strategically important city from ISIS.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks on the cities of Jableh and Tartus.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of seven suicide bombings hit the two cities, both government strongholds.
French authorities used a new "double line" security system around Paris' Stade de France on Saturday for the country's domestic c
The offensive against the strategic city west of Baghdad promises "a moment of great victory," Prime Minister Haider Abadi said on state TV.
France will host the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in three weeks despite a warning from its spy chief that ISIS is planning attacks on the country.
At least four separate bomb attacks on mainly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad have left dozens of dead and injured.
A wave of bombings struck Iraq's capital Tuesday, killing at least 76 people and wounding up to 110 others.
Fewer Americans are traveling overseas to fight alongside ISIS, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday opened their case against three Minneapolis men accused of plotting to help ISIS, a trial that could offer a rare loo
At least 45 people died when an explosives-laden car ripped through a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City
A bomb ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad on Wednesday, an attack that was swiftly claimed by ISIS.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefs the media on the death of ISIS fighter and executioner Abu Wahib, aka the "Desert Lion."
The Pentagon announced Monday that a coalition airstrike killed Shaker Wahib, also known as Abu Wahib.
An audio recording purportedly of Ayman al-Zawahri was the first of al Qaeda's leader since January.
Yazidi widows face solitude and restricted freedoms as single women, but find courage and strength to protect their children.
An associate of Vladimir Putin implicated in the "Panama Papers" performed a classical piece on the ruins of a historic Syrian city on Thursday.
Amateur video from Iraq purportedly shows the same battle in which Charlie Keating IV was killed.
This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
An Army captain sued President Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against ISIS.
Keating IV, 31, had been advising and assisting Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul on Tuesday when he was killed.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the incident "shows that it's a serious fight that we have to wage" against ISIS.
European officials have repeatedly expressed concern about the threat of foreign fighters returning home to carry out attacks.
John Brennan, the Director of the CIA, reflects on the five-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death & America's war on terror.
Two suicide car bombs claimed by Islamic State killed at least 32 people and wounded 75 others in the center of the southern Iraqi city of Samawa.
The U.S. is targeting the terror group's money, killing its financiers and even blowing up millions of dollars in cash.
The Islamist group accused of beheading a Canadian hostage in the Philippines may have plotted to kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao.
Barack Obama has approved the deployment of up to 250 more troops including special forces to help fight ISIS in Syria.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. will send an additional 250 military personnel to Syria, expanding the American presence there to fight ISIS.
The lawsuit seeks $90 million in compensatory damages plus up to three times that in punitive damages from Syria for Sotloff's 2014 killing.
License plates which could be perceived as referring to ISIS have been banned in one German city.
The move will boost the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq to 4,087, a senior U.S. military official said.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad Monday to discuss beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul.
Iraqi forces have won back some of the territory, such as the provincial capital of Ramadi, but often after long battles that left cities destroyed.
Many of the civilians, who could not cross the border, were being forced to sleep in the open and dig wells for water in the open.
The president made a rare trip to CIA headquarters to meet with his National Security Council and discuss the campaign against ISIS.
The U.S. military is dropping "cyber bombs" on ISIS for the first time as part of a stepped-up coordinated effort.
Six senior Afghan ISIS commanders and a group of fighters have abandoned the extremist group amid reports it was just too violent, according to the Taliban.
The Pentagon released aerial footage showing coalition airstrikes on an ISIS armored personnel carrier near Shadaddi, Syria.
The outgoing commanding general of AFRICOM said Thursday that the number of ISIS fighters in Libya has roughly doubled in the past 12 to 18 months.
ISIS militants kidnapped 300 cement workers in an area northeast of Damascus, Syrian state television said on Thursday.
The 38-year-old man had a long black scarf wrapped around his face when we entered the apartment in a Turkish
As the fight between Iraqi forces and ISIS intensifies, thousands of residents have fled Hit, a strategically important city in Iraq.
The Afghan Taliban announced a reshuffle of its senior leadership in part to shore up the fractured organization fighting ISIS encroachment.
Pro-government fighters have found a mass grave with some 40 bodies in the ancient city of Palmyra that was seized from ISIS, Syrian state media reported.
An ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has spoken out about her marriage to the world's most-wanted man.
At the MSNBC Town Hall, Donald Trump doubled down on his comments that the U.S. should leave the nuclear option "on the table" in its fight against ISIS.
The Taliban offshoot that claimed responsibility has declared support for ISIS.
Drone footage broadcast on Russian TV shows Roman ruins still standing despite willful destruction by ISIS fighters, who have been ousted from the ancient city.
ISIS militants had controlled the famed city since May last year.
The United States has condemned a "cowardly" suicide attack that targeted a crowd at a soccer match near Baghdad, killing at least 26.
In addition to the death of Haji Iman this month, the Pentagon confirmed the killing of another top leader — Omar al-Shishani — in an earlier raid.
Iraqi forces have begun the first phase of an operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from ISIS, military commanders and an official said.
"We might witness in the next 48-hours an overwhelming victory," Gov. Talal Barazi told the Associated Press.
The Marines are headed to Iraq after an ISIS rocket killed a Marine and injured several others Saturday, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday.
Mohamed Jamal Khweis shares revealing details about the dark path that led him from Virginia to the heart of jihadist-controlled territory in Iraq.
John Kerry said ISIS is "responsible for genocide"—only the second time a member of the executive branch has ever use that term. What's in a word?
American ISIS defector Mohamad Khweis was interviewed on Kurdish TV.
Kerry announced the designation on Thursday.
Mohamad Jamal Khweis is allegedly the first American fighting with ISIS known to have surrendered in the field, according to experts.
Iraq's embattled military chiefs have announced they will try and impose a compulsory draft for the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
We're learning more about a U.S.-born ISIS fighter that has reportedly been detained in northern Iraq.
An man from Virginia, allegedly fighting for ISIS in Iraq, was reportedly caught on camera surrendering to Kurdish forces.
The State Department said it was aware of reports that a U.S. citizen allegedly fighting for ISIS was in the custody of Kurdish forces.
The must-have cellphone for ISIS fighters has no apps, no camera, and ships for less than $30.
Muhammad Dakhlalla and his fiancee, Jaelyn Delshaun Young, were arrested in August as they allegedly tried to travel to Istanbul.
A senior defense official tells NBC News that an ISIS official captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces is a chemical weapons specialist.
The likely death of Omar al-Shishani would be a key gain for coalition forces in taking out one of the biggest names on the U.S.'s terror hit list.
The U.S. MoD has released footage purporting to show a series of coalition airstrikes on ISIS weapons depots near Fallujah, Iraq.
At least 44 people were killed Monday in the eastern Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, close to the Libyan border.
An operation was conducted in the Spanish port cities of Valencia and Algeciras. The military accessories were meant for ISIS and Al-Nusra.
U.S. commandos have captured a suspected ISIS militant in northern Iraq, defense officials confirmed to NBC News early Wednesday.
Terror suspects spied on a nuclear researcher, filming him at his home, say investigators.
California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Secretary of State John Kerry had a slightly tense exchange over why the State Department has not branded the massacres of Christians as genocide.
ISIS relies on commercially available components for most of its bombs, with some parts coming from the United States, an arms research group said.
A Swedish teenager rescued from ISIS said life under the militants was "really hard" and that she was duped into going there by her boyfriend.
The Russians are playing Whack-A-Mole with ISIS — they hit the murderous militants in Iraq and the fanatics pop up in Syria.
Counterterrorism forces have freed a 16-year-old Swedish girl from ISIS captivity in Iraq, Kurdish officials said Tuesday.
The bloody spasm of violence came as the United States announced that it and Russia had reached a "provisional agreement" on a cease-fire in Syria.
Two Serbian embassy staff members kidnapped in Libya were among nearly 50 people killed in U.S. air strikes on a suspected ISIS training camp.
The Iraqi Safe House for Creativity gives 33 orphans and homeless boys the chance to learn music, painting, acting and other skills.
Fighting erupted in the ISIS-stronghold of Fallujah on Friday after the extremist militants attacked a local woman for not covering her hands.
U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to a tourist massacre.
Western airstrikes on ISIS are leading militants to hide by taking over civilian homes and shaving their beards, according to refugees who have escaped Syria.
But officials and experts say U.S. has no plans to take military steps to stop it.
Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, 25, also known as Umm Sayyaf, was married to Abu Sayyaf, an ISIS leader who was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces.
Two radicalized Muslims from London have been unmasked as members of "Beatles" — the ISIS cell once led by "Jihadi John."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria.
Security services arrested 7 suspected ISIS militants who were planning terror attacks on St. Petersburg and Moscow, officials said Monday.
Federal authorities arrested a man who they say wanted to carry out an attack on a 6,000-member Detroit church. WDIV's Shawn Ley reports.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, allegedly had guns and a large knife and told an undercover FBI agent that he "tried to shoot up a church one day," feds said.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter later welcomed the Saudi Arabia's pledge statement.
German police raided homes, offices and refugee shelters in the hunt for four suspected Algerian jihadists — including one linked to ISIS.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee called Tuesday for the U.S. to step up its efforts against ISIS leaders in Libya.
The war on ISIS is "making a difference" in Iraq and Syria but the group is resurgent in Libya and could seize that nation's oil, John Kerry said.
A North Carolina man charged with trying to aid ISIS last June and wanting to carry out attacks in the U.S. has now been charged with murder.