An estimated 1000 people from Tajikistan have joined the so-called ‘Islamic State.’ Many of them were lured by false promises. One Tajik recruit who managed to escape spoke to DW about his experience.
The Iraqi premier has announced the defeat of "Islamic State" (IS) after months of fighting to uproot the militant group. But European authorities have warned that its ideology still remains a threat to global security.
The Uzbek national has confessed to firing indiscriminately at a crowd of revelers at a famous nightclub in Istanbul. He claimed a Russian operative of the "Islamic State" militant group ordered him to commit the attack.
More than two years after joining the conflict, the Russian president has announced Moscow's partial departure. But he warned that "if terrorists again raise their head," Russia will deliver strikes "they haven't seen."
The African Union has said up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the so-called Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home. DW spoke to security analyst Ryan Cummings on the implications.
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