Mosul is the last stronghold of the so-called Islamic state. One month ago the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga and local militia started an offensive against the extremists. The IS is allegedly using civilians as human shields.
A 42-year-old former New York resident who was a sniper for the "Islamic State" has been detained without bail. He faces terrorism charges for attempting to recruit and train members for the militant group.
Sabine S. traveled to Syria and Iraq to marry an Islamic State (IS) fighter and praised jihadi life in several blogs. She left her two children in Berlin after becoming radicalized.
A woman thought to be the mother of a Yazidi girl left to die of thirst, allegedly by an Islamic State couple, has been questioned in a Munich court. A German national is on trial for the enslaved girl's death.
About 1,000 Germans traveled to the Middle East to join the 'Islamic State' after 2013. A third of them have since returned to Germany. Some died on the battlefield, others are in prison, but many appear to be missing.
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