ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Tunisia knife attack

The ISIL (ISIS) armed group claimed responsibility on Monday for a knife attack in Tunisia that killed one National Guard officer and wounded another as security forces rounded up more suspects. The attack on Sunday in a tourist district of the coastal city of Sousse saw a group of assailants ram a patrol of the […]

Turkey says it has arrested top ISIL figure in raid

Turkish police have arrested ISIL’s (ISIS) top figure in Turkey and suspect that the armed group planned to carry out attacks. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu on Tuesday said the operation to capture the suspect, identified as Mahmut Ozden, was launched after security forces recently detected an increase in activity by the group’s fighters based in neighbouring […]

Who are the Kurds? | Start Here

The fight against ISIL in Syria, an uneasy US alliance and being considered a terrorist organisation by a number of countries have kept the Kurdish people in the news.  So who are the Kurds? And why is there so much resistance to the idea of a Kurdish nation-state? Start Here explores the history of a […]