Tag Archives: Islamic State

Afghanistan: Gunmen disguised as doctors attack Kabul hospital, killing 30

Source: Washington Post

“Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed a military hospital in the Afghan capital Wednesday morning, leaving at least 30 people dead and scores injured after a bombing and a six-hour gun battle. The assault was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group. A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the front gates, then gunmen opened fire on guards stationed inside the fortified medical compound. Several attackers were able to reach the second floor, where they fought police special forces much of the day. Military officials said the attack was quelled by about 4 p.m.” (03/08/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/suicide-bomber-gunmen-strike-military-hospital-in-kabul-killing-2/2017/03/08/de419912-03ca-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html

Iraq: Regime troops capture second bridge over Tigris in fight for Mosul

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Iraqi government forces have captured Mosul’s al-Hurriya (Freedom) Bridge over the River Tigris, Iraqi military and Kurdish sources say. It is the second of five bridges to be recaptured since the operation to retake the city from so-called Islamic State began in October. The news comes a day after Iraqi forces launched a new push against the western part of Mosul. The eastern part was recaptured in January after heavy fighting.” (03/06/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39176850

Iraq: Wave of Islamic State car bombs targets regime troops in west Mosul

Source: Fox News

“Iraqi troops encountered the ‘heaviest’ clashes yet with Islamic State group fighters Sunday in western Mosul since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago, according to a senior commander. Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that ISIS militants dispatched at least six suicide car bombs, which were all destroyed before reaching the troops. The militants, he said, are moving from house to house and deploying snipers.” (03/05/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/05/wave-isis-car-bombs-targets-iraqi-troops-in-west-mosul.html

Turkey: Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The pilot of a Syrian military aircraft that crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey has been found alive and taken to a hospital, officials say. The Syrian pilot ejected before the crash, in southern Turkey. He has some spinal fractures but is not in a critical condition, reports say.
It is unclear what caused the crash. An Islamist group which is fighting Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said the plane had been shot down, but the Syrian government has not confirmed it.” (03/05/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39172115

Syria: Regime forces retake Palmyra

Source: USA Today

“Syria’s military announced Thursday that its troops, aided by Russian air power, recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic militants for the second time in a year. The statement from the Syrian army said its forces were bolstered by ‘allied and friendly troops,’ a reference to Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, the Associated Press reported. In Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed of the Syrian victory by his defense minister, Russia’s TASS news agency reported. Syrian troops had seized Palmyra in March 2016 but lost it to the militants in December. The city, which is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, is located 150 miles northeast of Damascus.” (03/02/17)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/02/syrian-forces-re-enter-historic-town-palmyra/98625168/

France: Le Pen loses EU immunity for opposing Islamic State

Source: Yahoo! News

“Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Thursday after she tweeted images of Islamic State atrocities, paving the way for her prosecution by French authorities. Prosecutors launched a probe in December, 2015 over the graphic pictures that the French National Front (FN) leader posted on social media, which included the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley. … They showed Foley’s bloodied body with his decapitated head on his torso, as well as a man on fire in a cage, and a victim being driven over by a tank. Police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre launched an investigation into ‘the dissemination of violent images.'” (03/02/17)

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/frances-marine-le-pen-loses-eu-immunity-over-113239176.html

Syria: Turkish-backed rebels claim they’ve captured al-Bab

Source: Yahoo! News

“Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said Thursday they had fully captured the town of Al-Bab from the Islamic State group, marking a key defeat for the jihadists after weeks of heavy fighting. As Ankara said its allies now had ‘near complete control,’ the rebel announcement came on the opening day of peace talks between the Syrian opposition and regime in Geneva. Al-Bab, just 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Turkish border, was the last IS stronghold in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.” (02/23/17)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/syria-rebels-announce-capture-al-bab-113052632.html

Iraq: Regime forces retake Mosul airport

Source: CNN

“Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the city. The airport — largely destroyed by ISIS forces — is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, said Col. Abdel Amir Mohamed, commander of the Rapid Response Unit of the Federal Police. Forces launched a new bid to take the western areas of the city from the militant group on Sunday after declaring in late January that the east had been liberated.” (02/23/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/middleeast/western-mosul-offensive/

Iraq: Regime forces gain in fight for Mosul

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city’s western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. With aerial support from the U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi police and army troops launched the offensive Sunday, part of a 100-day-old campaign that has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city.” (02/20/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Iraqi-forces-gain-in-fight-for-Mosul-10946346.php

ISIS idea of religious morality: Torture kids to death

Source: Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor

“Islamic State morality police practice a curious form of discipline for 10-year-old little girls found outside their homes without a male escort: they’re tortured to death with iron fangs. You see, any female regardless of age who goes outside all by herself is potentially committing a capital offence against the morals of the Islamic State.” (02/12/17)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2017/02/isis-idea-of-religious-morality-torture.html