Western countries warn of a terrorist attack on Kabul airport in Afghanistan where thousands are gathered. UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey tells the threat is “severe” and could be “imminent”. There are no details of the threat, thought to be from so-called Islamic State militants.
IS & Daesh
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS; officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh is a militant group and former unrecognized proto-state that follows a Salafi jihadist doctrine.
ISIL was founded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and gained global prominence in 2014 when it drove Iraqi security forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
The United Nations holds ISIL responsible for committing human rights abuses, genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The Islamic State committed genocide and ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq.