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ISIS kidnaps 90 Christians

Jihadists from the Islamic State group have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, after overrunning two villages, a monitor said yesterday. The abductions appeared to be the first time the group has kidnapped Christians en masse in Syria, though the jihadists have taken thousands of prisoners as they have advanced in the country and neighbouring Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said IS kidnapped the 90 Assyrians on Monday after seizing two villages in...

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ISIS killing orgy

THE self-proclaimed Islamic State also known as ISIS has upped the mercury by publicly beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on February 11 in Libya. This gruesome and barbaric act comes only a few weeks after the execution of a captured Jordanian pilot who was burnt alive. The response from Egypt has been the same as that of Jordan, i.e. air strikes against ISIS positions. Apparently the public executions carried out by ISIS are carefully choreographed and videotaped and serve...

8 IS fighters killed by Iraqi forces: US

8 IS fighters killed by Iraqi forces: US

Eight Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed when they attacked an air base where US and coalition forces are training Iraqi forces. Army Col Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said that initial reports Friday showed that all of the IS attackers were killed by Iraqi troops at or inside a gate to al-Asad air...

'Terror suspects' charged in Sydney

'Terror suspects' charged in Sydney

Police in the Australian city of Sydney have charged two men with planning to carry out an imminent attack. The pair, aged 24 and 26, were arrested in a raid in the western suburb of Fairfield on Tuesday, and will appear in court later on Wednesday. Police say a hunting knife, an Islamic State (IS)...

BOTTOM LINE

Taliban and ISIS -- The difference

Taliban and ISIS -- The difference

RECENTLY, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the Taliban was an “armed insurgency” rather than a terrorist group.  The press secretary realised that given the record of the Taliban, especially Pakistani-based Taliban, which committed the heinous attack on the elementary school in Peshawar and carried out another attack on an Ahmadaya...

Overcoming Denial

The real ISIS challenge

With the burning to death of its captive Jordanian pilot, the“Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) yet again increased the level of depravity and assault on universal norms and values, while debasing the religion it claims to embody. Through a track record of sadistic mass murders, enslavement, rape, beheadings and graphic amputations, ISIS seeks to maintain a“shock and awe” reality against the effect of normalisation of horror and trivialisation of human life. The price it is imposing on...

Iraqi father avenges son’s death by killing 7 IS militants

Iraqi father avenges son’s death by killing 7 IS militants

An Iraqi man has shot and killed seven Islamic State militants in an act of revenge for his son who was executed by the terrorist group, Daily Mail reports quoting local media. Basil Ramadan, said to be in his 60s, used an AK-47 to gun down a group of militants at a checkpoint in...

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed four Islamic State militant group leaders including its ‘Bangladesh coordinator’ on a five-day remand. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after the Detectives Branch of police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) claimed arrest of the four Middle...

IS boy appears to execute Russian ‘spies’

IS boy appears to execute Russian ‘spies’

A video released Tuesday by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows the apparent execution of two men, accused of being spies for Russia, at the hands of a young boy, reports CBS News. The seven-and-a-half-minute long video was released by ISIS' multi-lingual production wing, al-Hayat, and begins with long television news-style...

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

The World Health Organisation is investigating reports that ISIS militants have been showing up at an Iraqi hospital with Ebola, repots Mail Online. According to three media outlets an undisclosed number of militants displaying signs of the disease attended a hospital in the ISIS-held city of Mosul, 250 miles north of Baghdad. While the reports,...

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