defense & security

Someone is spreading fake copies of the Islamic State's magazine

Someone is targeting Islamic State assets online. Lots of the self-proclaimed caliphate's fanboys have been warning each other that it could be a trap.
Davide Mastracci
war and conflict

The Islamic State's Leader in Bangladesh Is Probably Canadian

In an interview with the official Islamic State magazine, the alleged commander of IS' Bangladeshi province vows to expand to India, Myanmar, and elsewhere.
Tamara Khandaker
war and conflict

Islamic State Eulogizes Brussels Bombers, Promises 'More Devastating' Attacks

A piece that appears in the latest issue of 'Dabiq' heaps praise on the terrorists behind the bombings that took place at Brussels Airport in March while threatening future assaults on Europe.
VICE News and Reuters
middle east

Egypt Finally Comes Clean: Terrorists Downed That Russian Plane

After months of denial, Egypt's president finally admitted something everyone else already knew: Islamic State militants snuck a bomb onto a Russian passenger jet last November that killed all 224 passengers and crew.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
war and conflict

Latest Issue of Islamic State Magazine Pays Tribute to Paris Attackers

A photo montage featuring nine of the 10 Paris attackers identifies two of the men as Iraqi militants. It is speculated that the pair could be the two as yet unidentified suicide bombers who detonated explosive vests outside the Stade de France stadium.
Pierre Longeray
terror in paris

Islamic State Magazine Praises 'Eight Knights' Who 'Brought Paris Down On Its Knees'

The latest issue of Dabiq contains a short editorial praising the attacks in Paris, and a photo of the bomb that the group claims brought down a jet in Egypt.
war and conflict

Islamic State Claims to Kill Chinese and Norwegian Hostages, Publishes Photos

The terrorist group released purported photos of the men in the latest issue of its propaganda outlet 'Dabiq'. They were earlier identified as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, a 48-year-old from Oslo, and Fan Jinghui, a 50-year-old from Beijing.
terror in paris

What We Know About the Alleged Mastermind Behind the Paris Attacks

French authorities have embarked on a massive manhunt for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian national who was allegedly behind a foiled terrorist attack in January.
Olivia Becker
Islamic State

The Islamic State Claims to Have Hostages From China and Norway 'For Sale'

The latest issue of the Islamic State's English-language propaganda magazine contains two advertisement-style listings that seek ransom payments for hostages.
Reuters and VICE News

Tunisian Officials Detain Eight and Hunt Three Men Allegedly Involved in Sousse Massacre

Authorities have tightened security at tourist sites in an attempt to reassure visitors in the wake of the Tunisian beach resort attack.
Pierre Longeray
Islamic State

Islamic State Promotional Magazine Baits 'Infidels' by Highlighting Child Executioners

The latest issue of the publication is notable for including a two-page spread about boys that IS had previously depicted killing prisoners on video.
Samuel Oakford