A few hundred Albanians joined the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria and most were killed. Since then, their families..
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Salafi jihadist terrorist and militant group
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, 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.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant media coverage
As Muslims across the world mark Eid al-Adha, the holiest feast of sacrifice, a bomb attack has killed at least 31 people in Iraq.