Islamic State

French fighters bomb Islamic State training camp in Syria

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French defence minister said Rafale jets hit a training camp near northern town of Raqqa in a second attack on IS targets inside Syria.

French raid in Syria 'kills 12 child soldiers'

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UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday's strike on an IS camp in eastern Syria had also wounded about 20 fighters.

France hits out at Russia's claims of fighting Islamic State

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Ahead of UN meeting on fighting IS, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius says Russia’s claims of fighting in Syria are exaggerated.

France launches first air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

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Statement from President François Hollande's office said the attacks were carried out because 'our national security is at stake'.

Arrested French jihadist 'admits IS mission to attack concert venue'

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French authorities said the 29-year-old, who had trained in an Islamic State combat camp in Syria, denied intending to carry out the attack.

France weighs airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

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French President François Hollande announced Monday reconnaissance flights will begin over Syria ahead of a decision whether to bomb targets.

Islamic State 'ordered plot to behead French naval officer'

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The Paris public prosecutor said one of three men arrested this week for plan to attack a French naval base admitted receiving orders from Syria.

Beheading at French gas plant attack is 'Islamic State trademark'

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Yassin Sahli denies religious motive but Paris prosecutor said his actions 'correspond very precisely' to the orders of jihadist group.

'The breeding ground for jihadists is the denial of democracy'

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Four terror attacks on Friday that left scores dead across four countries on three different continents raised speculation that Islamic State had launched a concerted offensive from its Syrian and Iraqi stronghold to mark the first anniversary of its Caliphate. However, an expert on jihadist movements, Wassim Nasr, dismisses the idea that the outrages in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Somalia were part of a coordinated campaign, and says the West still does not understand Islamic State's real strategy. In a wide-ranging interview with Mediapart, the specialist contends that Western states, including France, have themselves created the breeding ground for jihadist groups by backing dictatorships over democratically-elected popular movements. Pierre Puchot reports.

'Wolf in sheep's clothing': suspect in French terror attack

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Co-worker of Yassin Salhi, 35, said he was mysterious, had a quiet strength, was deceptively calm and had talked about Islamic State.

Anti-Islamic State coalition makes little progress at Paris meeting

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The foreign ministers of 24 countries agreed few changes to military strategy despite IS continuing to advance in Syria and Iraq.

French jihadists ‘behind IS group suicide bombings in Iraq’

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A group has claimed that attacks near the city of Haditha in the west of Iraq were carried out by two Frenchmen.

France to set up centre for returning young jihadists

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Voluntary centre will aim to reintegrate young French citizens who return from conflict zones such as Syria but who do not face prosecution.

France sends first of weapons deal to Lebanon for fight against Islamic State

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Helicopters, warships, combat and transport vehicles and missiles are part of the Saudi-funded French weapons which start arriving on Monday.

Islamic State hackers knock out French TV network

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All 11 channels of French international TV network TV5Monde, plus its website and social media pages were brought down by the cyberattack.