Posts Tagged ‘Islamic State’

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 […]

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 […]

‘Violation of sovereignty’: Moscow slams Obama decision to send 250 more US troops to Syria

Are these people terrorists Mr Putin? (Media Release) Moscow has voiced concerns over the landing of 150 US soldiers in Rumeilan, northeastern Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, calling it a “violation of the country’s sovereignty.” “Speaking from the position of the Foreign Ministry, we can’t help but be concerned about the fact […]

Philippines unrest: Who are the Abu Sayyaf group?

(Media Release) Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups in the southern Philippines. Its name means “bearer of the sword” and it is notorious for kidnapping for ransom, and for attacks on civilians and the army. In 2004 it bombed a ferry in Manila Bay, killing 116 people. It is […]

Belgian media withdraw arrest report

(Media Release) BRUSSELS, March 23 (Reuters) – Belgian media have withdrawn an earlier report that prime suspect in Tuesday’s Brussels bombings, Najim Laachraoui, was arrested on Wednesday in the city’s Anderlecht district. Police were hunting him as a man seen with suspected suicide bombers at Brussels airport. This is breaking news. Check back for more […]

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 […]

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