"His relatives were subjected to harsh treatment by ISIS and he no longer believed in the future of ISIS. He wanted to take revenge on ISIS and Baghdadi himself," General Mazloum Abdi told NBC News.
The dog, whose name is classified, was chasing al-Baghdadi in a tunnel when the ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest.
Despite Trump’s grandstanding, and despite even this latest, legitimately positive news regarding Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the past few weeks have not been a collective success. Rather, they have been a boon for America’s adversaries and a catastrophe for its friends.
An ISIS insider who gained the trust of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was passing on information about his whereabouts to the United States via Kurdish officials, NBC News' Richard Engel reports.
Following the Turkish military offensive in Northeast Syria, the lives of hundreds of European nationals - men, women and children are at risk. We took the issue to parliament with our documentary Europe's Children of ISIS.
A British man who fought alongside Kurdish forces in Syria to defeat Islamic State told Euronews the Kurds have been "thrown to the wolves" after Turkey launched a military campaign in the northeast of the country.
Given ample evidence that the terror organization still poses a deadly threat, it is clear that the military mission in Syria is not complete.
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Europe’s problem with jihad, and the shocking aftermath of the mass recruitment of European’s to ISIS, is far from solved.
European countries are currently wrestling with the idea of whether to repatriate citizens captured in Syria and Iraq fighting for IS, who are considered a security risk.
Ewold Horn had been held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012.
Police said the operation was part of the fight against so-called Islamic State's (ISIS) new strategy of returning its fighters to their home countries, following the loss of its territory in Iraq and Syria.
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Investigations have confirmed there were nine suicide bombers and that eight have been identified, police said.
Kosovo has brought back 110 citizens from Syria, including jihadists who fought in the civil war and 74 children.
Two Belgian women said they were losing hope of ever going back home after a Belgian court overturned the ruling to repatriate them and their six children.
What was once proclaimed as a caliphate is now just a tiny enclave and these soldiers from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces believe they are now on the verge of a final victory.
"We expect it to be over soon," said Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Syrian Kurdish fighters released footage of hundreds of men, women and children being evacuated on Monday night from the last stronghold of the Islamic State group in Syria.
A divide is opening in the British Bangladeshi community in East London, where Shamima Begum spent her formative years, over whether the teen who ran away to join to self-styled Islamic State should return home
Muthana, a 24-year-old Alabama woman, made a desperate plea to U.S. officials earlier this week to be allowed to return home.
British authorities have revoked the UK citizenship of 19-year-old Shamima Begum, who abandoned Britain in 2015 so she could join Islamic State
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A British teenager who fled the UK to marry a member of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria should be allowed to return, said the father of another schoolgirl who accompanied her four years ago.
So-called Islamic State said they carried out both attacks, supposedly their first in the country.
The journalist was last seen in a propaganda video at the end of 2016