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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.(Photo: Reuters)

‘ISIS has a new leader. Know exactly who he is!’: Trump on Baghdadi’s successor

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 07:57 PM IST
Acknowledging the replacement of Islamic State’s new chief, US President Donald Trump on Friday said, “ISIS has a new leader. We know exactly who he is!” in a tweet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen with Union minister Jitendra Singh at Palam Technical Airport, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen with Union minister Jitendra Singh at Palam Technical Airport, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 AM: German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Delhi, will hold talks with PM Modi and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The terror module planned to target leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in south India. Six IS members were arrested and they have been charged by NIA.(HT File)
The terror module planned to target leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in south India. Six IS members were arrested and they have been charged by NIA.(HT File)

NIA raids in Tamil Nadu in crackdown on ISIS module

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 05:30 AM IST
An official familiar with the raids said on condition of anonymity that the agency had found certain new clues in the ISIS Coimbatore case which are being verified.
A US military raid in the northern Syria targeted Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 27.(AP File Photo)
A US military raid in the northern Syria targeted Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 27.(AP File Photo)

New IS leader could replace Baghdadi in weeks, says US official

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 07:41 AM IST
An official stated the Islamic State has a number of people who could take the leadership helm, with the ability to command some 14,000 fighters who have dispersed across Syria and Iraq.
People look at a destroyed van near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi .(AP photo)
People look at a destroyed van near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, after an operation by the US military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi .(AP photo)

Despite Baghdadi’s death, Syria’s situation remains complex, says US Defence Secretary

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 08:57 AM IST
US Defense Secretary also reiterated that while it was very easy for the US to get drawn into continued conflict if objectives were not clear, acting as a police force out to solve every dispute was not America’s mission.
The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."(AP photo)
The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."(AP photo)

America’s mission in Syria remains same, to defeat ISIS, says US Defense Secy

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:54 AM IST
The recent repositioning of the forces within Syria was intended to posture the US to continue the mission of defeating ISIS and give President Trump options while returning the balance back home to the United States, the defense secretary said..
President Donald Trump in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington. monitoring developments as in the U.S. Special Operations forces raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.(AP photo)
President Donald Trump in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington. monitoring developments as in the U.S. Special Operations forces raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.(AP photo)

Pentagon says won’t release name of dog injured in Baghdadi raid ‘just yet’

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 05:53 AM IST
The US service dog is said to have sustained blast injuries while chasing ISIS leader, Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi into a tunnel and was being treated for the same.
President Donald Trump on Monday outed a military working dog that tracked down the head of the Islamic State.(Donald Trump/Twitter)
President Donald Trump on Monday outed a military working dog that tracked down the head of the Islamic State.(Donald Trump/Twitter)

Donald Trump tweets photo of military dog wounded in Baghdadi raid

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Trump tweeted a photo of a Belgian Malinois that he said worked with a team of special forces in the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a tunnel beneath a compound in northeastern Syria.
The self-styled “Caliph Ibrahim” had a 25 million dollar bounty on his head and had been pursued by the US and its allies since the rise of ISIS five years ago.(Reuters photo)
The self-styled “Caliph Ibrahim” had a 25 million dollar bounty on his head and had been pursued by the US and its allies since the rise of ISIS five years ago.(Reuters photo)

Baghdadi’s death ‘great day’ for people who have suffered from cruelty of terrorism, say US officials

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 02:33 PM IST
At its peak, the ISIS controlled some 88,000 sq km of territory stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq, imposed its brutal rule on almost eight million people, and generated billions of dollars in revenue from oil, extortion and kidnapping.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, purportedly delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance.(AP photo)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, purportedly delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance.(AP photo)

Baghdadi’s death major victory in mission of defeating ISIS, says US defense secy Mark Esper

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 09:49 AM IST
The ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken down by the US Special Forces during an air raid in his hideout in northwest Syria.
Iraqi youth watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death, in Najaf, Iraq October 27, 2019.(REUTERS FILE)
Iraqi youth watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death, in Najaf, Iraq October 27, 2019.(REUTERS FILE)

Anatomy of a raid: How the United States took out ISIS leader Baghdadi

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 01:14 AM IST
With Baghdadi’s body “mutilated by the blasts,” US forces used a DNA test onsite to confirm his identity in around 15 minutes
A satellite view of the reported residence of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to the source, near the village of Barisha, Syria, collected on September 28, 2019, is shown in this handout image released on October 27, 2019 by Maxar Technologies.(REUTERS)
A satellite view of the reported residence of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to the source, near the village of Barisha, Syria, collected on September 28, 2019, is shown in this handout image released on October 27, 2019 by Maxar Technologies.(REUTERS)

ISIS leader Baghdadi’s aide was key to his capture, say Iraqi intel officers: Report

Baghdad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:33 AM IST
Baghdadi would sometimes hold strategy talks with his commanders in moving minibuses packed with vegetables in order to avoid detection, Ismael al-Ethawi told officials after he was arrested by Turkish authorities and handed to the Iraqis.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(Reuters Photo)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(Reuters Photo)

US kills ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi in top-secret operation: Report

Bloomberg | By Stephen Tan
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 03:31 PM IST
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State militant group, was killed in a raid by the US military, Newsweek reported, citing an Army official who was briefed on the operations.
(Reuters FILE)
(Reuters FILE)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Wholesale inflation falls to 0.33% in September from 1.08% in August and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik reacts during a prayer at a mosque in Melaka, Malaysia, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng(REUTERS)
Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik reacts during a prayer at a mosque in Melaka, Malaysia, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng(REUTERS)

Zakir Naik speeches inspired majority of 127 people arrested for ISIS links

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Modi, who outlined the emerging terror challenges before the country at the conference of top police officers, also that the Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has expanded its footprints in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Kurds living in Greece and Greek protesters take part in a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Kurds living in Greece and Greek protesters take part in a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)

Dozens of high-value IS detainees left behind by US forces in Syria: Report

Washington | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:05 AM IST
Citing two American officials, the US-based newspaper reported that the detainees could not be taken out before the Pentagon decided to move its forces out of northern Syria.
US President Donald Trump says 100% of ISIS caliphate have been defeated.(REUTERS Photo)
US President Donald Trump says 100% of ISIS caliphate have been defeated.(REUTERS Photo)

US left Syria after defeating Islamic State: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Donald Trump told reporters that he would choose to mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds.
Former US vice president and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said Donald Trump sold out the courageous Kurds and Arabs who fought with America to smash ISIS’s caliphate.(Reuters)
Former US vice president and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said Donald Trump sold out the courageous Kurds and Arabs who fought with America to smash ISIS’s caliphate.(Reuters)

Former US vice president Joe Biden slams Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, but added that the US “does not endorse” Turkey’s operation.
Neeraj Madhav plays Moosa Rehman aka Al Qatil in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man(Photo: Instagram/Neeraj_Madhav)
Neeraj Madhav plays Moosa Rehman aka Al Qatil in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man(Photo: Instagram/Neeraj_Madhav)

You kind of feel for him: Moosa aka Neeraj Madhav on his character in The Family Man

Hindustan Times | By Prannay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Neeraj Madhav, who played the principal antagonist in the Amazon Prime Video show, lauds creators Raj & DK’s efforts to have actors from the same ethnicities and linguistic backgrounds as the characters.
Erdogan has issued a new warning to Syria targeted mainly towards the Kurdish forces. In this file picture, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS)
Erdogan has issued a new warning to Syria targeted mainly towards the Kurdish forces. In this file picture, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS)

‘We can come any night without warning’: Erdogan to Syria

Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 02:49 PM IST
US had earlier this week told the media that Turkey would go ahead with their planned operation against forces in Northern Syria.
Trump wants India to be part of the fight against ISIS in Afghanistan while the US plans to withdraw its presence(PTI)
Trump wants India to be part of the fight against ISIS in Afghanistan while the US plans to withdraw its presence(PTI)

In Afghanistan, India’s soft power is not enough | Analysis

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:15 PM IST
India’s aspirations of becoming a superpower must first begin with establishing itself as a strong regional power
Mia Khalifa talks about her past as an adult film star.
Mia Khalifa talks about her past as an adult film star.

Mia Khalifa says she’s ‘not proud’ of porn industry past, made just Rs 8.7 lakh as adult star, received death threats

HHindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Mia Khalifa talks about her past career as a porn star in an interview with her therapist. Mia spent just three months working in the porn industry before leaving in 2015.
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Sushma Swaraj was just ‘a phone call away’ for families of Indians killed in Iraq

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The families say Swaraj was a constant source of support and helped them bring back the mortal remains of their loved ones which finally gave them closure.
Majeed is accused of travelling to Syria and joining banned terrorist organisation ISIS.(HT FILE)
Majeed is accused of travelling to Syria and joining banned terrorist organisation ISIS.(HT FILE)

‘NIA doesn’t have power to probe case’, says Areeb Majeed

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Majeed, who was arrested on his return to India in 2014, claimed that the agency does not have the power to investigate cases that took place outside Indian territory in 2014.
A 3D printed recreation of the ancient Lion of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group at the Mosul Museum in Iraq, is displayed as part of the 'What Remains' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.(AP)
A 3D printed recreation of the ancient Lion of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group at the Mosul Museum in Iraq, is displayed as part of the 'What Remains' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.(AP)

3-D printing recreates ancient sculpture destroyed by ISIS

Associated Press | By Associated Press, London
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 12:36 PM IST
The replica Lion of Mosul, which can be viewed online , was modelled from crowd-sourced photos taken by Mosul Museum visitors in happier times and 3-D printed as part of Google’s digital arts and culture project.
The NIA had registered the case against Mufti Suhail and others on December 20, 2018, alleging that Suhail formed an ISIS module with others to commit terror activities and amass weapons and explosives.(HT Photo)
The NIA had registered the case against Mufti Suhail and others on December 20, 2018, alleging that Suhail formed an ISIS module with others to commit terror activities and amass weapons and explosives.(HT Photo)

NIA chargesheets 10 accused of forming ISIS module in Delhi-UP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 05:58 AM IST
The investigation revealed Suhail and the co-accused “entered into a conspiracy to wage a violent Jihad against the government of India by use of weapons and explosives to establish an ISIS caliphate in India,” the NIA said.
During the searches carried out on June 12 and 14, the NIA seized digital devices including 14 mobile phones, 29 SIM cards, 10 pen drives, 3 laptops, 6 memory cards, 4 hard disc drives, 1 internet dongle and 13 CDs/ DVDs besides one dagger, one electric baton, 300 air-gun pellets and a large number of incriminating documents from the houses of the accused.(HT FILE PHOTO)
During the searches carried out on June 12 and 14, the NIA seized digital devices including 14 mobile phones, 29 SIM cards, 10 pen drives, 3 laptops, 6 memory cards, 4 hard disc drives, 1 internet dongle and 13 CDs/ DVDs besides one dagger, one electric baton, 300 air-gun pellets and a large number of incriminating documents from the houses of the accused.(HT FILE PHOTO)

NIA raids Coimbatore youth’s house, suspects he has ISIS links

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Earlier, the NIA had conducted searches at seven locations in Coimbatore in connection with the ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu module on June 12 and 14.
A Syrian refugee in the US was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack against a Pennsylvania church in the name of the Islamic State group, the Justice Department said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
A Syrian refugee in the US was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack against a Pennsylvania church in the name of the Islamic State group, the Justice Department said.(Reuters/Representative Image)

Syrian refugee in US arrested for plotting Pittsburgh church attack for ISIS

New York, USA | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 10:11 AM IST
The suspect allegedly passed on documents about the construction and the use of explosives to a man he believed to be an IS group sympathizer, though he turned out to be an FBI employee.
The claims that Nisrine Assad Ibrahim helped CIA and Kurdish intelligence build detailed portraits of Baghdadi’s movements, hideouts and networks, emerged in Sayyaf’s first interview since being captured in a Delta Force raid in Syria four years ago. In this undated tv grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi purportedly appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in an undisclosed location.(AFP)
The claims that Nisrine Assad Ibrahim helped CIA and Kurdish intelligence build detailed portraits of Baghdadi’s movements, hideouts and networks, emerged in Sayyaf’s first interview since being captured in a Delta Force raid in Syria four years ago. In this undated tv grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi purportedly appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in an undisclosed location.(AFP)

Senior-most ISIS female captive claims helping CIA in Baghdadi hunt

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Nisrine Assad Ibrahim, better known by her ISIS name of Umm Sayyaf, claims she helped identify safe houses used by the fugitive terrorist leader and in one case even pinpointing his location in Mosul.
In the first raid, the CTD said it arrested an active member of ISIS, Mohammad Sadaqat, in D G Khan, some 400-km from Lahore and recovered hand grenades and weapons(AFP Photo)
In the first raid, the CTD said it arrested an active member of ISIS, Mohammad Sadaqat, in D G Khan, some 400-km from Lahore and recovered hand grenades and weapons(AFP Photo)

3 ISIS and LeJ terrorists arrested in Pakistan

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Separate teams raided whereabouts of the suspected terrorists in D G Khan and Sialkot and arrested 3 terrorists on Sunday. It arrested an active member of ISIS, Mohammad Sadaqat, in D G Khan.
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