Residents return after IS losses in east Afghanistan | AFP

Afghans in Nangarhar province had seen their share of hardship after war ravaged their country for decades — but few were prepared for the arrival of the Islamic State group. Now some have begun returning home after Afghan military officials announced that IS’s Afghan branch had been completely defeated in Nangarhar.

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Trump, Macron clash over Islamic State fighters

Increasingly tense relations between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron were on display when the subject of Islamic State fighters surfaced on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London. (Dec. 3)

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Video shows UK stabbing suspect on London Bridge

Video posted on social media showed a man, suspected of stabbing several people, being wrestled to the ground by citizens before police shot him dead on London Bridge. British media report the suspect had links to Islamic extremist groups. (Nov. 29)

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Trump honors dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid

President Donald Trump is honoring the U.S. military dog that participated in the operation that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Nov. 25)

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Yazidi women and children arrive in France for new life | AFP

Twenty-seven Yazidi women and their children, victims of the Islamic State group in Iraq, arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris to start a new life in France, following the government’s promise in 2018 to welcome 100 Yazidi families.

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Despair, jihadism and revolt: Mali’s torn heart | AFP

Since 2012, Mali has slowly slid into chaos as Islamic terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda have gained ground. Over the years, the violence has swept from the country’s north. With many young people, mostly Fulani herders, now also struggling with unemployment, they are turning to the jihadist groups and joining their ranks in a bid to escape poverty.

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Michigan mosque aims to address U.S. imam shortage

Some communities in the U.S. are dealing with an Islamic clergy shortage. A Detroit-area mosque is working to address the problem by operating a seminary, one of just a few such schools in North America and one that offers English-only classes. (Nov. 4)

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Pentagon releases video of Baghdadi raid | AFP

The Pentagon has released video of the US special forces raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Pentagon releases new details on al-Baghdadi raid

The general who oversaw the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation Wednesday and said the U.S. is on alert for possible “retribution attacks” by extremists. (Oct. 30)

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Ground Game Podcast: The Baghdadi Raid

The world’s most wanted terror leader is dead. President Trump declared victory after Abu Bukr Al-Baghdadi, who lead the Islamic State, killed himself during a U.S. Military Raid in Syria over the weekend. The AP’s National Security writer Robert Burns has all the details from the Pentagon. Plus, AP’s South Carolina political reporter, Meg Kinnard, sat down with Former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss his make or break relationship with voters in the crucial early voting state.

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Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria | AFP

An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention facilities in northeastern Syria where Kurdish forces are holding Islamic State group (IS) suspects. With 5,000 inmates — Syrian, Iraqi, but also British, French, German — the prison in Hasakeh province is bursting with the flotsam of the international jihadist army IS raised five years ago.

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Esper: Syria situation remains ‘complex’ post raid

Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Monday that the weekend death of the Islamic State’s top leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, will not rid the world of terrorism. Still, he said it provides a warning to those “who think they can hide.” (Oct. 28)

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AP Debrief: Trump touts triumph with ISIS death

Analysis: The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave President Donald Trump an undeniable national security triumph and also a much-needed political victory at the most precarious moment of his presidency. (Oct. 28)

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US took two men prisoner during Baghdadi raid: Pentagon | AFP

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley confirms that two men were taken prisoner during the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria. SOUNDBITE

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Trump: al Baghdadi ‘dead as a doornail’

President Donald Trump told a gathering of police chiefs that the U.S. has been looking for Islamic State group leader al Baghdadi for many years. “He’s dead as a doornail,” Trump said. (Oct. 28)

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Trump: Impeachment inquiry led to IS raid secrecy

Pres. Donald Trump says House Democrats’ impeachment probe contributed to his decision to withhold notice to Capitol Hill leaders ahead of the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Oct. 28)

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Trump confirms death of Islamic State group chief Baghdadi in US raid | AFP

Images show rubble and destruction left behind after an overnight US raid in the Syrian village of Barisha in Idlib province that the US says killed Islamic State group supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” | AFP Animé

Videographic on the rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”. President Donald Trump said Sunday that the Islamic State group’s elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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