Heavily guarded buses entering Iraq from Syria, purportedly transporting pilgrims to Shia shrines, have been carrying a lethal cargo, local media say.
'Justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,' US President Joe Biden said, after an operation that was planned for months.
Forced to return to Syria by the crisis in Lebanon, some returnees have been swept up into Hizbullah's drug-cultivation operations.
Maher al-Agal was killed by a US drone strike while riding a motorcycle near Jindires in Aleppo province. Al-Agal was one of the top five ISIS leaders and the leader of ISIS in Syria.
Yemeni security forces will not be dissuaded from carrying out their mission by 'cowardly terrorist operations', the Shabwa governor says.
Pre-emptive plans are being implemented in close co-ordination between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces, and with support from tribesmen and local residents.
Armed forces are continuing their crackdown on extremists after the latest attack, at a time when the international coalition is co-ordinating efforts to prevent an ISIS revival in MENA.
Egypt's president vowed to uproot terrorism completely following the first major attack of its kind in 2022, with the heaviest loss of life in years.
As Russia focuses its attention on its war with Ukraine, Iran has been expanding its presence and recruitment efforts in key parts of Syria.
Drying up the Houthis' sources of funding requires the co-operation of all partners in the fight against terrorism in the Arab region, analysts say.