Posts Tagged ‘Al-Raqqah’

Cyber Caliphate ‘kill list’ includes 39 Britons, urges ISIS supporters to ‘avenge’ Muslims

(Media Release) A pro-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) hacking group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate has released a ‘kill list’ of 39 Britons it wants supporters to follow and avenge for Muslims. The group on Monday shared a list of 8,318 individuals from around the world, including their addresses and email contact details, on […]

Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos

(Media Release) Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US “two-faced” and said the practice was “unacceptable”. The images appear to show a US special […]

Syria conflict: IS ‘destroyed helicopters’ at T4 base

(Media Release) New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS). Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggest. […]

Islamic State leader in Iraq’s Anbar killed, Pentagon says

(Media Release) A key leader of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq’s Anbar province has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Pentagon says. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Abu Waheeb and three others died when their vehicle was hit on 6 May near Rutba. “It is dangerous to be an Isil leader […]

Isis executes 8 Dutch members who tried to desert

(Media Release) Isis has killed eight Dutch members after they allegedly tried to desert the jihadist group, Syrian activists said on Monday. “Isis executed 8 Dutch fighters on Friday, 26 of Feb, after fights with Iraqi leaders in Raqqa and they arrested more Dutch fighters,” Abu Mohammed, a member of the citizen journalist group Raqqa […]

Jihadists’ slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

(Media Release) Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets “for as little as a pack of cigarettes,” the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday. Zainab Bangura visited Iraq and Syria in April, and has since been working on an action plan to address the […]

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