Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Turkish security units saved 3 Ezidis in last 18 months

With the latest rescue operation in the Turkish capital, the number of the Ezidis rescued from terror groups has increased to three within the last 18-month period.

According to the information obtained by Anadolu Agency, Turkish intelligence and police units conduct operations both within the country and abroad to rescue those in need.

Turkey will continue its fight against YPG in northern Syria: Akar

Turkey will not abandon its struggle against the YPG's efforts to create a terror corridor in northern Syria, the Turkish defense minister has said, in a clear message to the United States which declared that its policy to partner with the YPG in the fight against ISIL will not change.

EU keeps PKK on terrorism list

The European Union on Feb. 5 renewed its terrorist list for a further six months.

The sanctions list features 14 persons and 21 entities or groups, including the PKK and Dalokay Sanli, a senior figure of the terrorist group.

Terrorist organizations DHKP/C, IBDA-C, and TAK - a PKK offshoot - are also on the list.

ISIL assassin caught in northwestern Turkey: Interior minister

An assassin linked to the ISIL terror group was arrested in northwestern Turkey, the country's interior minister said on Feb. 1.

Minister Süleyman Soylu announced the arrest of the terrorist in a Twitter post, saying the counter-terrorism operation had been successfully held in Yalova province.

6 foreign nationals with ISIL links nabbed

At least six foreign nationals have been arrested for suspected links to the ISIL terror group, a security source said early on Jan. 24.

Police conducted an operation in Kastamonu's city center as part of an anti-ISIL probe launched by prosecutors in the Black Sea province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

ISIL claims responsibility for Baghdad's suicide attack

ISIL claimed responsibility early on Jan. 22 for Baghdad's suicide attack, via the group's Amaq news agency on its Telegram channel.

Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Jan. 21, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of the ISIL.