Among other things, the al Qaeda leader said the group would not target the Alawite community inside Syria, despite the community's ties to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 23:22 GMT
On Wednesday, Al Jazeera Arabic aired an exclusive interview with the Syrian al-Qaeda leader inside Syria. Here's what he had to say.
Since the caliphate was established last year, Daesh has conducted numerous terrorist attacks around the world. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 11:57 GMT
With the one-year anniversary of Daesh's so-called caliphate approaches, experts expect an increase in attacks around the world.
Iraqi security forces accompanied by Shia militias drive through the al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, to combat Daesh, May 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 10:50 GMT
Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias retook control of two areas in southern Ramadi Wednesday, according to a government official.
Iraqi fighters battle Daesh militants in an area surrounding the village of Dujail in the Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, on May 26, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
May 27, 2015 - 10:13 GMT
According to an Iraqi spokesman, the multiple suicide bombing attacks occurred in the Daesh-held city of Fallujah.
Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy, on May 26, 2015, in al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Daesh in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city of Ramadi. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2015 - 07:09 GMT
Other Daesh targets were hit and vehicles destroyed during the clean up mission.
An Shiite militia leader appeared on Iraqi TV accusing the US Ambassador of acting as if he owned Iraq. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 16:36 GMT
While US and Iranian official fire back and forth over the Ramadi disaster, Iraqi Shiite militias helping fight in there have their own thoughts on how the battle's being handled.
Shia fighters take position against Daesh in the Garma district of Anbar province, May 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 11:01 GMT
Iraqi security forces announced a large military operation to drive out Daesh from Anbar and Salahuddin provinces.
Algeria has stepped up security along the country's borders to combat militancy in recent months. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 07:27 GMT
Algerian Minister Mohamed Issa warned against some 46,000 potential jihadi websites promoting Daesh militancy across the Middle East.
According to Britian-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian air force on Monday conducted airstrikes against a number of targets in Daesh-held UNESCO World Heritage site Palmyra.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 25, 2015 - 09:45 GMT
Monitor says Syrian air force conducted at least 15 airstrikes targeting Daesh positions in and around Palmyra Monday.
A Shia fighter from Asaib Ahl al-Haq stands outside the group's headquarters in Basra while other militias gather to retake Ramadi from Daesh, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 09:23 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to retake control of Ramadi from Daesh militants after the city was overrun by the terrorist group.
Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, fell to Daesh a week ago.(AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
US Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter, has said that the Iraqi military lacked the will to defend themselves in the battle for the Iraqi city of Ramadi.