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# islamic-state - Friday 24 July, 2020

Lisa Smith faces additional charge of terrorist financing

Smith has already been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation under 2005 terror legislation.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.

# islamic-state - Friday 21 February, 2020

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London

Safiyya Amira Shaikh will be sentenced in May.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Lisa Smith refused bail after being charged with offence under terror legislation

The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.

# islamic-state - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Gardaí 'may be in position to charge' Lisa Smith upon arrival in Ireland, Varadkar says

Smith is expected to arrive back in Ireland this weekend.

# islamic-state - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Suspected Islamic State member returned to Germany along with three children

The woman is the first adult female to have officially been repatriated to Germany.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Explainer: Any potential Lisa Smith prosecution would face challenges due to 'insufficient' Irish legislation

Legal experts have said that Irish prosecutors will have limited options if they charge Lisa Smith.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

Lisa Smith will be subject to security assessment on arrival in Ireland

Yesterday Turkey said it was in the process of deporting 20 ‘foreign jihadists’.

# islamic-state - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Donald Trump to bring 'beautiful dog, talented dog' from ISIS raid to the White House Conan This post contains videos

Donald Trump to bring 'beautiful dog, talented dog' from ISIS raid to the White House

The US President has repeatedly praised the pooch’s role in the deadly raid.

Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground.

# islamic-state - Monday 28 October, 2019

Officials warn ISIS still a threat as it regroups following death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State leader was killed in a US-led raid in Syria at the weekend.

# islamic-state - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# islamic-state - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

# islamic-state - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gardaí confirm ongoing 'criminal investigation' into Lisa Smith

The Dundalk woman is being held in a displacement camp in Syria for the wives and children of Islamic State fighters.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Isis views Ireland as 'somewhere to fundraise rather than attack'

Five people are serving prison sentences in Ireland for convictions related to Islamist extremism offences, according to a new report.

# islamic-state - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding

“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Supreme Court rejects appeal by man deported for alleged links to Isis

The court heard that one of the man’s sons was killed fighting in the Syria.

# islamic-state - Friday 19 July, 2019

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

# islamic-state - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

# islamic-state - Friday 5 July, 2019

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Marine Le Pen to go on trial in France for sharing Islamic State images on Twitter

The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of €75,000.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco with two dozen suspects

Three main defendants who allegedly pledged allegiance to IS are accused of direct involvement.

# islamic-state - Monday 29 April, 2019

Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years

The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014

# islamic-state - Saturday 27 April, 2019

15 people, including 6 children, die as Sri Lankan police raid suspected Islamist safe house

The deaths came as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return'

“While Smith was living with IS during 2016, 135 European citizens were slaughtered in 10 separate attacks that year,” security expert Tom Clonan writes.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State

The Irish government has said citizens have the right to return home, but fighters face the possibility of prosecution.

# islamic-state - Sunday 24 March, 2019

The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland?

Experts have said there needs to be a focus on ensuring more people in Ireland do not become radicalised.

# islamic-state - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

# islamic-state - Monday 11 March, 2019

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

# islamic-state - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member

It emerged last night that the former Defence Forces member had been detained in northern Syria.

# islamic-state - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Dutch Isis fighter and husband of Shamima Begum wants to bring her home to Netherlands Islamic State This post contains videos

Dutch Isis fighter and husband of Shamima Begum wants to bring her home to Netherlands

Yago Riedijk is currently being detained in Syria.

# islamic-state - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems

People access their human rights through citizenship – without it, people can’t to go to school, get a job, or get married.

# islamic-state - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust'

There is concern that this move could set a “dangerous precedent”.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government

The family of Shamima Begum have said they are disappointed with the Home Office’s decision.

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