A suspected Islamic State militant accused of kidnapping appears before a judge in France. On Wednesday, authorities issued preliminary terrorism charges to 32-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche. He is accused of helping ISIS hold four French journalists captive for nearly a year in Syria.
Four senior Islamic State leaders are dead following coalition airstrikes throughout Ira” and Syria. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense issued a statement confirming the deaths, saying the move has reduced the groups ability to coordinate and launch attacks. Authorities say the militants, including an external operations coordinator and a weapons facilitator, were killed in airstrikes conducted over a three week period.
Russia is called out for falsely accusing the U.S. of aiding ISIS fighters. On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense tweeted a photo they claimed was proof the U.S. was aiding ISIS military forces. The photo showed an aerial angle of vehicles traveling on a dirt road.
The U.S. carried out three drone strikes on the Islamic State group and extremist rebels in Somalia. On Sunday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. military command in Africa announced the strikes were carried out over the weekend near Mogadishu and killed several militants.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet on the sidelines of the summit in Vietnam. During their brief meeting on Saturday the two leaders discussed alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Villagers in Niger are speaking out about the ambush which claimed the lives of four U.S. soldiers deployed to the region. Friday reports reveal Army Sergeant La David Johnson may have been captured by possible Islamic State militants during the attack before being executed.
An investigation is underway into the hijacking of a Swedish radio station after an ISIS recruitment song was broadcasted on its airwaves. The song titled “For the Sake of Allah” suddenly started playing during a popular Swedish radio show this Friday morning.
Islamic militants kill at least 10 people in an attack on a cement truck convoy in Egypt. The attack happened in the central Sinai peninsula late Thursday night as the trucks were leaving an army factory.
Members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS are discussing the next steps in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. The coalition met Thursday at the NATO headquarters in Belgiu