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Syrian Kurdish fighters advance on ISIL-held Raqqa

Syrian Kurdish fighters advance on ISIL-held Raqqa

Syrian Kurdish fighters have advanced on the northern city of Raqqa, putting them just 50km away from the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, sources told Al Jazeera. On Friday, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, closed the main route ISIL allegedly uses to supply Raqqa […]

ISIS executes 74 children for crimes that include refusal to fast

ISIS executes 74 children for crimes that include refusal to fast

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan. A total of 3,027 people have been executed by ISIS since […]

ISIL looting heritage sites across Iraq and Syria on ‘industrial scale’

ISIL looting heritage sites across Iraq and Syria on ‘industrial scale’

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen to raise cash, Irina Bokova, the head of the UN cultural agency UNESCO, has said. One fifth of Iraq’s about 10,000 official world-renowned sites were under ISIL control […]

Boko Haram Militants Kill 150 People in Borno

Boko Haram Militants Kill 150 People in Borno

Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. Eyewitnesses say the gunmen stormed the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday evening, killing 97 people, including women and children. On Tuesday, the militants shot dead 48 men after they had […]

Egypt vows to continue fight against jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt vows to continue fight against jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt says its army will continue an offensive in the Sinai Peninsula, after clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants left more than 100 dead. Operations will not stop until the area is cleared of all “terrorist concentrations”, the army said. Air strikes continued into the early hours of Thursday. The army says 17 soldiers were […]

ISIS fighters executed by rival terrorist group called the “Army of Islam”

ISIS fighters executed by rival terrorist group called the “Army of Islam”

A terror group battling ISIS in Syria has turned the tables on its enemies by capturing and slaughtering dozens of Islamic State soldiers on camera. Dressed in orange jumpsuits attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims the Jaysh Al-Islam soldiers lead 13 shackled jihadis to their deaths. Jaysh Al-Islam calls itself the ‘Army of Islam’ and […]

ISIS murders its own senior leader, Abu Usman al-Hassanamid for planning to stage a coup

ISIS murders its own senior leader, Abu Usman al-Hassanamid for planning to stage a coup

Jihadis fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have brutally murdered one of their own senior leaders amid rumours that he was planning to stage a coup. Abu Usman al-Hassan the top ISIS commander in its Mosul stronghold and a member of the terror group’s advisory board is believed to have been killed some time […]

Arrests over Tunisia massacre

Arrests over Tunisia massacre

Tunisia has arrested a group of people over the massacre of 38 people, mainly tourists, by a gunman at the beach resort of Sousse on Friday, the country’s interior minister has said. Mohamed Gharsalli said 1,000 troops would now be deployed to protect the country’s beach resorts. Three European ministers have laid flowers at the […]

Thousands Of Europeans Flee From Tunisia After Attack

Thousands Of Europeans Flee From Tunisia After Attack

SOUSSE, Tunisia-Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid said most of the dead were British, and Britain’s foreign office said 15 Britons had been confirmed killed […]

Terrorist ‘Caliphate’ Declares War With China, India, Rome

Terrorist ‘Caliphate’ Declares War With China, India, Rome

Chilling: Dubbed ‘Caliphate Cubs’, the children appear little more than 10 years In what was called the “most significant development in international jihadism since 9/11”, the leader of extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has captured a huge sway of territories in both Iraq and Syria, declared […]

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