Posts Tagged ‘iraq’

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 […]

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 […]

Life under IS ‘really hard’, rescued Swedish girl says

(Media Release) A 16-year-old Swedish girl rescued from Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq has described life under the jihadist group’s rule as “really hard”. The teenager told an Iraqi Kurdish TV station that she was duped into going to Syria by her boyfriend last May. She was rescued by Kurdish special forces near the […]

Iraqi forces ‘advance into Islamic State-held Ramadi’

(Media Release) Iraqi government forces are advancing into the centre of the city of Ramadi, which is controlled by jihadist group Islamic State (IS), officials say. A spokesman for the Counter-Terrorism Service, Sabah al-Numani, said troops and militiamen, supported by the air force, were making good progress. They were heading towards the main government complex, […]

Islamic State assault repulsed in northern Iraq

(Media Release) Kurdish forces backed by coalition air strikes have repulsed the most serious attack by Islamic State group in Iraq in five months, US officials say. IS militants mounted a co-ordinated assault on several locations near the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday. About 180 IS fighters were killed in the strikes that continued […]

Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

(Media Release) There’s been a series of violent murders of Bangladeshi internet bloggers, accused of being atheists by Islamist groups – with four killed so far this year. In the videos and stories below, you can meet the people living through this situation. 1. The blogger’s widow: “They think they can do whatever they want […]

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