Two attackers affiliated with the Islamic State took hostages and slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest, Rev. Jacques Hamel, during mass at a Normandy church on Tuesday.
The US Military is investigating an airstrike in northern Syria that allegedly killed 56 civilians, including 11 children on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for an an axe attack that occurred on a train in Germany on Monday night.
On Monday Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said that the Pentagon will send 560 U.S. troops to Iraq, expanding the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State after Iraqi forces seized a key airfield over the weekend.
Terrorists held hostages at a bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday, resulting in a standoff that carried into Saturday.
Iraqi forces report they have retaken Fallujah’s central government compound, marking their first notable victory inside the city during a weeklong struggle against Islamic State.
Iraq government forces held back a four-hour attack by the Islamic State on the city of Fallujah on Tuesday.