Tag Archives: Islamic State

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)


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)


Syria: Russian airstrike kills Turkish troops

Source: Guardian [UK]

"Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 11 injured after a Russian fighter jet accidentally bombed their location outside an Islamic State-held town in northern Syria. … The Turkish military said in a statement that a Russian warplane struck a building where Turkish personnel were present at 8.40am on Thursday as it was targeting Isis. It said the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to express his condolences." (02/09/17)


Egypt: Islamic State claims rocket fire at Israel resort

Source: Yahoo! News

"The Islamic State group said Thursday that it fired rockets at the Israeli resort of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in a rare attack on the Jewish state from Egyptian territory. The Israeli army said there were no casualties from Wednesday evening's rocket fire — three of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defence system and a fourth fell short of the town. A few hours later, two Palestinians were killed elsewhere in the Sinai. The Islamist Hamas movement which rules Gaza said it was an Israeli air strike. The Israeli army denied carrying out any such action." (02/09/17)


Syria: Turkish forces "targeting Islamic State-held Raqa" as fighting rages for al-Bab

Source: Yahoo! News

"Turkey said Wednesday it was looking to push towards the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria in the next stage of its nearly half-year military operation, as fighting raged for the town of Al-Bab. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu suggested Turkey and its allies could send special forces to take Raqa, the de-facto capital for the Islamic State (IS) group, despite being mired in intense fighting against jihadists in Al-Bab to the west." (02/08/17)


Afghanistan: Six Red Cross workers killed, two missing in attack

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

"Suspected [Islamic State] fighters have killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) engaged in carrying supplies in the north of the country to areas hit by deadly snow storms, according to government officials. Another two employees were unaccounted for after Wednesday's attack in Jowzjan province, said Thomas Glass, ICRC spokesperson, adding that the group did not know who was responsible for the attack. … Rahmatullah Turkistani, Jawzjan police chief, said the workers' bodies had been brought to the provincial capital and a search operation launched to find the two missing ICRC employees. Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesperson, told Al Jazeera the group was not involved in the attack." (02/08/17)


Iraq: Regime forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

Source: Yahoo! News

"The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers' belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi army has no intention of burying the jihadists and hopes as many people as possible will get a good look at their blackened bodies, torn apart by bombs and bullets. As Iraqi forces prepare to expand their offensive against Islamic State from east to west Mosul, they want to stamp out any sympathy that residents may have for the group, which won instant support when it seized the vast city in 2014. … 'We will leave the terrorists there,' said Ibrahim Mohamed, a soldier who was standing near three dead jihadists, ignoring the stench." (02/06/17)


Turkey: Regime detains 400 allege Islamic State members

Source: Straits Times [Singapore]

"Turkish police have detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremists. More than 400 suspects were yesterday rounded up in Turkey's biggest police operation so far against ISIS since the New Year attack on the Reina nightclub just 75 minutes into 2017 that killed 39." (02/05/17)


Germany: Police arrest 16 suspected members of Islamic State network

Source: Newsweek

"German police arrested a Tunisian man on Wednesday suspected of recruiting for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and forming a network to launch terrorist attacks in Germany. The 36-year-old man, who has not been identified, was one of 16 people arrested in dozens of raids in the the Frankfurt area on Wednesday. Frankfurt prosecutors said the Tunisian national is also a suspect in the March 2015 Bardo museum attack in Tunis that left 22 people dead, 21 of whom were foreign tourists. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack." (02/01/17)


US military denies coordinating Syria air strikes with Russia

Source: Yahoo! News

"The Pentagon on Monday denied that it had coordinated air strikes with Russia in Syria, after Russia's defense ministry said the United States had provided coordinates for Islamic State militants. The Russian defense ministry said the Russian military had received coordinates of Islamic State targets near al-Bab, Syria from the 'American side' of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group on Jan. 22." (01/23/17)