It might be facing a string of defeats in its core territories, but in Libya ISIS continues to advance. The Libyan affiliate of ISIS first appeared in the country in 2014, centered around the coastal town of Derna in the northeast of the country. Despite losing this town to other Islamist groups, ISIS has relocated its forces to Sirte, the former hometown of Mummar al-Gadaffi located on the central Libyan coast. There they have solidified their control cover the city and spread both east and west, carving out a small, but nonetheless significant amount of territory for themselves. Towards the end of 2015, the Libyan Interior Ministry estimated that the militant group had approximately 4000-5000 fighters based in the country and was likely planning to use the area as a strategic backup should their core territories in Iraq and Syria be lost.
Syria's jihadists react to a controversial statement made by an official of HTS.
An ISIS-linked Islamist group has reportedly overrun significant sections of the city of Marawi, located on the southern island of Mindanao in The Philippines.
The Raqqa operation, named Wrath of Euphrates, is entering its final stages as Syrian Democratic Forces are clearing areas north and east of the city of Raqqa from Islamic State presence.
Jenan Moussa, a journalist with UAE based al-Aan TV, released a video on her Twitter claiming to have sent three people undercover into Idlib province, where they filmed daily life with their cellphones.
The official account for the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve has confirmed that coalition warplanes struck pro-government forces near al-Tanf area near the Syria-Iraq border "posing a threat to US partner forces".
Overnight the US Navy launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack on a Syrian Air Force base in response to the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun earlier this week.
Recent provocations by Russia and its militant proxies in Avdiivka's Industrial Zone fit with a continuing pattern of violence in SE Ukraine.
Islamic State is busy setting up a new affiliate in the Philippines, and government policies are allowing the threat they pose to worsen.
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo is in its final stages as government troops and allied militias dislodge the rebels from the final neighbourhoods
Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have this evening recaptured the city of Palmyra in central Syria.