Free Press Journal
  • Search for missing Indians to continue: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday declared that the search of 39 Indians missing since after their abduction by ISIS from Mosul in Iraq in June 2014 will continue until there is concrete proof of their death.

  • Man sentenced to 30 years in Fort Riley bomb plot

    Kansas City: A Kansas man who tried to set off what he thought was a bomb at an Army post to support the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. John T. Booker Jr., 22, of Topeka, was arrested in April 2015 outside Fort Riley, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Topeka, as he tried to arm what he thought was a bomb. When he pleaded guilty in

  • German girl who joined ISIS wants to go home

    Berlin: A teenage German girl, who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul, has told a newspaper she wants to go home.

  • Interpol circulates list of ISIS members trained to target EU

    London : The International Police Organization (Interpol) has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State militants who it believes could have been trained to carry out revenge suicide attacks in Europe in retaliation for the group’s military defeats in the Middle East.

  • 39 Indians in Iraq may be in jail: Swaraj

    New Delhi : Thirty-nine Indians abducted in Iraq by the ISIS three years ago may be lodged in a jail in Badush in northwest Mosul, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said, and added that her Iraqi counterpart may bring fresh information about them when he visits India on July 24.

  • Leader of Afghan Islamic State branch killed in US raid: Pentagon

    Washington: US forces killed the leader of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch in a raid earlier this week in the northeastern province of Kunar, the Pentagon said today. “US forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) — in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 11,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

  • Suspected IS operative from Kerala held in Delhi

    New Delhi : An Indian national, suspected to be an ISIS operative who had been deported from Turkey twice, was recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said on Wednesday. Shahjahan Velluva (32), a native of Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after US intelligence agency CIA informed it about his arrival.

  • Nine IS fighters killed in Afghan airstrike

    Kabul: Nine Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when the Afghan air force struck their hideout in Kunar province, the police said on Wednesday.

  • Al Baghdadi no more, confirms ISIS

    Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group has declared that its supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died, the media reported on Tuesday. The extremist group said it will soon announce a successor to Baghdadi.

  • Iraqi declares ‘total victory’ over Islamic State in Mosul

    Mosul: Iraq has declared “total victory” over the Islamic State group in Mosul, retaking full control of the country’s second-largest city three years after it was seized by extremists bent on building a global caliphate.

  • U.S. soldier arrested on suspicion of having ties with ISIS

    Hawaii: A U.S. soldier based in Hawaii was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the weekend on suspicion of terrorism and ties with the Islamic State terror group.

  • Mosul freed from Islamic State: 5 things you need to know

    Mosul: Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul today after a gruelling months- long campaign, dealing the biggest defeat yet to the jihadist group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul to congratulate “the heroic fighters and the
    Iraqi people on the achievement of the major victory,” three years after IS declared its self-styled caliphate from the city.

  • After 9 months of battle Mosul liberated from ISIS

    Mosul : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the ‘liberated’ city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, in the biggest defeat yet for the Islamic State group.

  • Rajasthan ATS nabs man for suspected ISIS links from Chennai

    Chennai: The Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested a person from Chennai over alleged ISIS links. The ATS team arrested the suspect for allegedly transferring funds to ISIS module. The suspect, identified as Haroon, has been taken to Jaipur for further inquiry.

  • Russia destroys ISIS Command and Control centres in Syria

    Moscow: Two Russian Navy frigates and a submarine has fired six Kalibr cruise missiles on Islamic State targets in Syria. Huge ISIS ammunition depot near the town of Aqerbat was destroyed by a precision strike.

  • IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became ‘caliph’

    Baghdad: Jihadists blew up Mosul’s iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself “caliph” in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said.

  • Lebanon nabs ISIS suicide bomber ahead of terror attack

    Beirut, Lebanon’s General Security Directorate said that it arrested a Lebanese member of the terrorist Islamic State group (IS) who was plotting to carry out a “suicide bombing” in the country.