Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over Islamic State after eight months of urban warfare, bringing an end to three years of jihadist rule in the city.
A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to commit an act of mass terrorism in support of the Islamic State.
Government websites in the United States, mainly from Ohio, were hacked on Sunday around 11:00 a.m. to display a pro-Islamic State message.
A New York man was arrested Wednesday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, according to the Justice Department.
The mosque in Mosul, Iraq where Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate is believed to be destroyed.
The Islamic State on Wednesday took over Tora Bora, which once served as Osama Bin Laden’s mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan, from Taliban fighters, according to Afghan officials and local elders.
Reps. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) and Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) joined together Wednesday to push for greater aid to those in the Middle East who have been victimized by the Islamic State and other groups perpetrating violence against civilians.