Iraq Says it Retakes Western Town of Rutba from ISIS
Iraq's military said on Thursday it had retaken the remote western town of Rutba from Islamic State in an operation launched this week to cut off the militants' supply route to neighboring Syria.
Saudi Security Operation Kills ISIS Fighters outside Mecca
Saudi security forces shot dead two alleged ISIS fighters and two others blew themselves up outside the holy city of Mecca Thursday, the interior ministry said.
Islamic State Kills US Navy SEAL in Northern Iraq
Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.
"Bahrain ISIS" Trial Hearing Held behind Closed Doors at Request of Prosecution & Adjourned until April 18
Bahrain's First High Criminal Court, at the request of the Public Prosecution, turned the trial hearing of the "Bahrain ISIS" cell members into a confidential one, during which the last two witnesses (policemen) gave their testimonies.
Bahraini FM: Bahrain Will not Join any Ground Operation in Syria
The Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Khalifa confirmed that Bahrain will not participate in any ground incursion into Syria.
U.S. blacklists Prominent ISIS Preacher “Al-Bin'ali” & Two Others
Bahrain Mirror (Reuters): The United States blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including the militant group's most prominent ideologue and a senior oil official.
Bahraini FM: No Political Prisoners in Bahrain, Only Imprisoned Terror Convicts
In an interview with RT Arabic, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, denied media reports that there are political prisoners in Bahrain, stressing that there is no policy of “silencing voices” in the island kingdom.
Bahraini Court Decides to Make Next ISIS Trial Confidential
Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini criminal court decided on Tuesday (February 2, 2016) to make the next trial of defendants accused of joining the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) branch in Bahrain confidential.
Jordanian Student Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison & Deportation for Promoting ISIS Views
Bahrain’s High Criminal Court modified a sentence issued against a Jordanian student over charges of promoting the views of the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) organization.
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces: Bahraini FM Should Solve his Country’s Problems
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces said that “Bahrain’s Foreign Minister should solve his country’s problems instead of interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs”, pointing out that “those statements are considered to be a blatant interference in Baghdad's affairs.
AFP: Poll Shows 21% of Bahraini Youth Support ISIS Ideas
A poll showed that 21% of Bahraini youths said that Jihadi organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda “sometimes bring up issues that we agree on.” This came in the results of a survey conducted by the Washington-based Zogby Research Services (ZRS).
Al-Shamlawi: Prosecution Releases 4 ISIS Suspects for Not Confessing
Bahrain Mirror: Lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi said that the Bahraini Terrorist Crime Prosecution released “4 suspects of forming a terrorist group and attempting to blow up mosque;” i.e. the ISIS cell case which a Bahraini court opened in its trial on Tuesday (December 22, 2015).
Trial of Bahrain ISIS Cell which Plotted to Blow Up A'ali Mosque Adjourned
Bahrain Mirror: The first hearing of the Bahrain ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) cell case trial revealed that the main suspect in the cell is the ISIS theorist and preacher, Turki Al-Binali. The hearing further unveiled that the cell was plotting to target Shia citizens, who represent the country's majority, by a bomb blast at the Grand A'ali Mosque.
11 Including Bahraini National Accused of Forming ISIS Cell in UAE
Bahrain Mirror: A local Emirati newspaper reported that members of cell linked to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) stood before a high court in the United Arab Emirates. The cell comprised of 8 emiratis, a Bahraini, Syrian and Mauritanian national.
US Official: Last Bahrain Participation in Strikes on ISIS Launched Last Autumn
Bahrain Mirror: A US official revealed the truth about the gulf states’ participation in the international coalition in the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), stating that the last participation made by Bahrain in this campaign took place last autumn.
ISIS Preacher’s Brother Abdullah Al-Binali Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Second High Criminal Court sentenced Abdullah Al-Binali, ISIS preacher's brother (Turki Al-Binali), to 3 years in prison over charges of using his friend's passport attempting to leave Bahrain, since he is wanted over charges of joining the ISIS terrorist group.
ISIS Announces Death of Bahraini Khalid Al-Mannai in Iraq’s Ramadi
Bahrain Mirror: Supporters of the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) announced the death of a Bahraini militant named Khalid Al-Mannai in Ramadi, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Bahraini Court to Try 24 Accused of Forming ISIS Cell in Bahrain..16 at Large
Bahrain Mirror: (Exclusive): Bahrain's Terror Crime Prosecution referred 24 suspects accused of forming ISIS cell (Islamic State in Iraq and greater Syria) in Bahrain to trial, after convicting them over charges of seeking to execute terrorist aims and change the regime in power.
Case of ISIS Preacher’s Brother Abdullah Al-Binali to See Verdict on Nov. 4
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini second high criminal court scheduled the court hearing on November 4, 2015, to issue verdict regarding case of Abdullah Al-Binali, brother of ISIS preacher (Turki Al-Binali), accused of using his friend’s passport attempting to leave Bahrain, since he is wanted over charges of joining an unauthorized international organization (ISIS).
Bahrain Renews Detention of Suspect Accused of Joining ISIS for 15 More Days
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court, presided over by judge Ali bin Khalifa Al-Dhahrani, ordered renewing the detention of a youth in his 20s accused of joining and contacting a terrorist organization (ISIS), for 15 additional days pending investigation.