Tag: Islamic State

Islamic State DAESH takes control of ancient Palmyra [VIDEO]

DAESH, AKA The Islamic State AKA ISIS AKA ISIL, seized full control of both ancient and modern Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group. Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following more than…

ISIS Claims Baghdadi Speaks in New Audio

ISIS has claimed that a new speech circulating online is delivered by group leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, in an apparent effort to thwart reports that he was gravely injured by a U.S. airstrike. The speaker in the new recording, which is nearly 35 minutes long, is introduced as Ibrahim, the Caliph of the Muslims—the…

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Texas Cartoon Attack [VIDEO]

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. It was the first time the Islamic State, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had claimed responsibility for one in the United States.

Obama Extends Troops in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

The Obama administration has conceded to some military leaders, abandoning plans to remove almost half of the U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by the end of the year. It is likely many of the 9,800 combat troops, as well as some 2,000 counterterrorism troops, will remain until next year in order to “continue pursuing the…

Islamic State Bulldoze Ancient Iraq Site [VIDEO]

Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. The head of the UN’s cultural agency condemned the “systematic” destruction in Iraq as a “war crime”.

Twitter Suspends 2000+ ISIS Accounts

Twitter is waging its own war against ISIS, shutting down at least 2,000 accounts that are connected to the terror group’s members over the past week. According to terrorism analyst J.M. Berger, 13 of the 16 major ISIS distribution accounts were suspended, and it has long been thought that ISIS uses Twitter as a recruiting…

Egypt Bombs ISIS in Libya After VIDEO

Egypt bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, just hours after a video released by the group showed the purported beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians, according to a military statement on state television Monday. The military said the early morning airstrikes hit camps, training sites and weapons depots. The military said the strikes were “to avenge…

Fox News is The Media Arm of ISIS

Fox News Helping Terrorists According to the website, The Guardian, the full 22-minute video of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh being set on fire by militants was posted on the Fox News website with the title, “WARNING, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO: ISIS burns hostage alive.” It has since been taken down, and companies like Google/Youtube are taking…

ISIS Posts Countdown Clock for Hostages [VIDEO]

ISIS posted a warning online that the “countdown has begun” for the execution of two Japanese hostages held in Syria, including a clock counting down to zero. The 72-hour deadline expired Friday morning, Tokyo time. “There has been no message” from the Islamic State group, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. “The situation remains very…

ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages [VIDEO]

A new online video that surfaced Tuesday claims to show Islamic State militants threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a ransom of $200 million in the next 72 hours, but Tokyo has responded it will not to bow to “terrorism,” the AFP reports. The video was posted on militant websites associated with…

Charlie Hebdo protests: Niger protests leave 4 dead [VIDEO]

Four people were killed and dozens injured when protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent in Niger’s second largest city Zinder, officials say. The Niger government said four were killed as police clashed with a crowd of protesters that attacked a French cultural center and set churches ablaze. Protesters burned French flags and raided…

[VIDEO] ISIS claims VIDEO showing boy executing Russian spies

Islamist terror group the Islamic State released the latest in its series of murder videos on Tuesday in which a child soldier is seen executing two men alleged to be Russian spies. The latest slickly produced film shows two men confessing to spying on ISIS on behalf of the Russian intelligence service or FSB. In…

Ohio man arrested for plotting jihadist attack on Capitol [VIDEO]

FBI arrested a 20-year-man from Cincinnati, Ohio Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack on the Capitol. Christopher Lee Cornell was charged with attempting to kill a U.S. government official after using the alias Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah on Twitter to pledge support for extremist group Islamic State. Last August, Cornell told an FBI informant in an…

Turkey: Hayat Boumediene Is In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey’s foreign affairs minister confirmed that the common-law wife of the terrorist who attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris crossed into Syria on Jan. 8. Hayat Boumediene, the spouse of Amedy Coulibaly, arrived in Istanbul on Jan. 2 and stayed in a hotel. That was nearly a week before the attacks in Paris that killed…

ISIS Stronghold Hit by Coalition Airstrikes [VIDEO]

According to The Associated Press and a local activist group, the U.S.-led coalition battling against ISIS pounded the extremists’ stronghold of Raqqa with more than a dozen airstrikes late Thursday. Cairo-based AP journalist John Gambrell said on Twitter, the Syrian city faced the heaviest barrage since a Jordanian pilot was captured when his jet crashed…

81 Killed In Suicide Attack At Mosque In Nigeria’s Kano [VIDEO]

A mosque in Kano, Nigeria, was attacked by suicide bombers and gunmen, who killed at least 81 people and injured over 100 others just as Friday prayers were about to commence. No group has claimed responsibility, but the coordinated attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram militants. The mosque adjacent to the palace of the…

Airstrike Kills ISIS Governor of Mosul [VIDEO]

A coalition airstrike killed the ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul on Thursday, Iraqi police said. Hassan Hassan Saeed al-Jabouri, known as Abu Taluut, was killed in Qayyara about 18 miles south of Mosul, according to Maj. Gen Watheq Al-Hamdani, a senior regional Iraqi police commander leading a government campaign to retake Mosul. Jabouri, who had been…

ISIS Says They Shot Down F-16 Jet Over Syria, Captures Pilot [VIDEO]

UPDATE: The State Dept. says the plane was not shot down. Unclear how it went down at the moment. Isis terrorists shot down a warplane on Wednesday believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition over Syria and captured its pilot. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft was shot down near the…

Sydney: Five escape, gunman wants Islamic State flag [VIDEO]

Five people have escaped from the cafe in central Sydney where at least one armed man had taken several people hostage on Monday. Two men escaped through doors and another man who appeared to be a worker at the Lindt Cafe escaped through a fire escape at about 4 p.m. local time. Two female cafe…

ISIS Shops Foley’s Body for $1 Million

ISIS is reportedly looking to sell the remains of slain U.S. journalist James Foley for $1 million. Middlemen with connections to ISIS or its associates told BuzzFeed the Islamic militant group is willing to provide a DNA sample to negotiate a deal for Foley’s body, which would be delivered across the border into Turkey. Foley,…

BOOM! Stewart Rips Obama Admin on Troops in Iraq [VIDEO]

[Video start below] Jon Stewart again tried to mine some comedy from ISIS Monday night, and spent half the segment ripping President Obama and the White House for all sorts of “bullshit” spin on the U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq. Stewart laughed at the idea that the 3000-plus forces in Iraq are mostly…

ISIS leader Wounded or Killed But US Cannot Confirm

Iraqi officials and state television say Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike. U.S. officials say they have no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Photo: This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on…

Iraqi Kurds Battle ISIS in Kobani

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against ISIS militants in Kobani, in a bid to prevent the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. Heavy clashes erupted in Kobani between the peshmerga fighters and ISIS jihadists, with both sides suffering heavy casualties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A top official…

U.S. Leads New ISIS Bombardment

ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria were battered by airstrikes on Sunday and Monday. The United States and partner countries hit 11 targets—four in Syria, and seven in Iraq. According to the U.S. Central Command, the strikes destroyed a number of vehicles, ISIS-occupied buildings, and a small unit of Islamic State fighters.