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Syria-linked jihadist held

Syria-linked jihadist held

Detectives have arrested a UK citizen of Bangladeshi origin for recruiting jihadists for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, acting on information from two of his recruits detained four days back, say police. Samiun Rahman alias Ibn Hamdan was picked up from Kamalapur Railway Station around 11:30pm on Sunday. On September 24 night, detectives arrested two youths -- Asif Adnan and Fazle Elahi Tanzil -- who allegedly planned to go to Syria through Turkey with Samiun's help. Samiun entered Bangladesh to recruit jihadists to fight in the war in...

Air Strikes Continue in Syria

ISIS reconciles with pro-Qaeda group

As the US-led forces continue air strikes on ISIS positions in northern and eastern Syria, the terror group moves towards a new alliance with al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra. Jabhat al-Nusra, known as al-Nusra Front, which has been at odds with ISIS for much of the past year, vowed retaliation for the US-led strikes, the first wave of which a week ago killed scores of its members. Many al-Nusra units in northern Syria appeared to have reconciled with the group, with which...

Third video of UK hostage John Cantlie released

Third video of UK hostage John Cantlie released

A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants. The journalist delivers a scripted message responding to US President Barack Obama's recent speech on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The script mocks the US's strategy of employing air power combined with local ground forces. Cantile appears sat at a desk against a black backdrop, following the same format as in previous videos. Further messages The message ends with a comment by him that Islamic State (IS) says it welcomes meeting with what is described as President Obama's under-construction army.

The US' unauthorised air strikes in Syria: Against or favouring Wahhabism?

The US' unauthorised air strikes in Syria: Against or favouring Wahhabism?

SINCE the night of September 22/23, US fighter planes have been carrying out strikes with missiles and drones against targets in and around Raqqah, the city in the Northern part of Syria where the headquarters of ISIS's self-proclaimed 'Islamic state' are located. Four of the US's Middle Eastern allies are known to be...

US underestimated IS threat: Obama

US underestimated IS threat: Obama

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria. In a frank TV interview, he said that al-Qaeda had been beaten in Iraq by US forces working with Sunni tribes. But they took advantage of the power vacuum in neighbouring Syria to emerge as Isis, later...

Syrian rescuer recalls horror of war

Syrian rescuer recalls horror of war

  Thousands of miles from his ravaged homeland in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "Two Americans and one Brit were...

Isis 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

Isis 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning, report The Independent. "The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from...

Campaign Against Isis In Syria, Iraq

Air strikes widen, intensify

Air strikes widen, intensify

The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against the so called Islamic State group in Syria yesterday as British warplanes took off for anti-jihadist missions over neighbouring Iraq. The targets in Syria were said to include ISIS fighters around the besieged Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobane, which the militants have...

UK goes to war

The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against ISIS in Syria yesterday as British warplanes took off for anti-jihadist missions over neighbouring Iraq. The targets in Syria were said to include ISIS fighters around the besieged Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, which the militants have been battling to capture. The coalition also hit ISIS in the central province of Homs for the first time, as well as in Minbej, near the western limit of the group's control. Meanwhile, Royal Air Force Tornado...

ISLAMIC STATE CRISIS

Al-Nusra threats over Syria air strikes

Al-Nusra threats over Syria air strikes

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam". In an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western and Arab countries involved. It comes as the US and other nations widened air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria. The...

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