ISIS

New Delhi: Eighteen Islamic State terrorists along with 24 women and 31 children surrendered to Afghan forces in Achin district,...

The group released an audiotape, announcing that Abu Ibrahim Hashimi al-Quraishi, alias Abdullah Qardash, has been named the group's new leader, New York Post reported, citing NBC News.

The notorious ISIS leader had also periodically issued audio statements, with the last being in August 2018. The US had earlier announced a reward of USD 25 million for information leading to al-Baghdadi's death or arrest.

Back in April, al-Baghdadi appeared in a propaganda video a week after a series of bombings rattled Sri Lanka, in which more than 250 people were killed.

The White House has announced that Trump is scheduled to make a major announcement on Sunday at 9:00 am (local time).

During a telephonic conversation, earlier on Tuesday, the two leaders discussed the current situation in Kashmir along with the importance of the India-UK partnership.

NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. The video was released by ISIL two days later.

He had previously declared the end of ISIS in the Syrian region, basing that as his reason behind the decision to pull troops from the area. This decision invited backlash from various quarters, including the US Congress, as it left the country's allies in a lurch.

Coastal patrolling has been intensified and information has been passed to all Station House Officers (SHO) in the area.

A statement carried out by the IS mouthpiece Amaq News agency also said that 17 police officers were either killed or injured in the ambush, reported Russia Today.