ISIS continues to behead and shoot: dead 17 people during the last two days as it is desperate to maintain control and terror of Syrian ‘caliphate’ against expanding acts of rebellion. It will launch a TV station as well. United States’ Pentagon prepares to Send Troops to Train Some Syrian Rebels while with its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period. Kurds battle Assad’s forces in Syria, opening new front in civil war and there is a ‘Red alert’ in Turkey as 3,000 people on the turkish ground are likely linked to Islamic State.
ISIS behead and shoot dead 17 people during the last two days as it is desperate to maintain control and terror of Syrian ‘caliphate’ against expanding acts of rebellion
ISIS has murdered 17 men in Syria over the past two days according to a human rights monitoring organisation as the terror group struggles to keep hold of its self-proclaimed caliphate.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the victims were either beheaded or shot in response to a series of hit-and-run guerrilla-style attacks on the terror group which killed ten terrorists.
ISIS is being attacked on several fronts by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, rival insurgent groups as well among with coalition airstrikes. Additionally, ISIS is being targeted in its Deir al-Zor stronghold along the Euphrates.
United States Will Send Troops to Train Some Syrian Rebels
This finally goes into action. The United States Department of Defense (Pentagon) will send a number equal to 1,000 soldiers and other personnel on a mission to train Syrian rebels as part of the fight against ISIL, U.S. officials stated on Friday the 16th.
The training mission, will take place in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, will start in the early spring, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, with soon-to-be-vetted “moderate” Syrian rebels.
President Obama signed into law last month a defense bill in which Congress authorized the training of moderate Syrian rebels, some months after that he fist revealed the program. The bill also provided $5 billion to train Iraqis who are fighting the Islamic State.
The United States and its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period
Sixteen strikes around seven Iraqi cities destroyed vehicles, buildings, equipment and fighting positions, as well as hitting units owned by Islamic State. In Syria, 11 airstrikes were carried out near the city of Kobani, destroying a tank and fighting positions, while others focused on targets near Abu Kamal and Dawr az Zawr. The strikes took place between Friday and Saturday mornings.
Kurds battle Assad’s forces in Syria, opening new front in civil war
Syrian Kurds battled on Saturday with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, Kurdish sources and a monitoring group said, breaking a longstanding tacit agreement between the two sides to focus on other enemies in a complex civil war.
In Syria’s predominantly Kurdish northeast, Mr. Assad’s forces and Kurdish militia, mainly the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), have for the most part coexisted without clashing, focusing their firepower on the Islamic State insurgent group.
Islamic State to launch online TV channel
According to news website Vocativ, a “teaser” for the new channel was published on a popular Islamic State online forum with a link to the page that will host the propaganda channel.The online station will broadcast live around the clock at KhilafaLive.info and will likely be known under the name “The Islamic Caliphate Broadcast.”
Islamic State ‘throw two men to their deaths from tower block for being gay’
Horrific pictures have been released of Islamic State militants apparently throwing two men to her death for being gay, as shown by images released by the regime. Other images show two men being crucified in front of a baying crowd and a woman who was stoned to death.
A crowd gathered at the bottom of a tower block to witness the death of the two men accused of “engaging in homosexual activities” – a crime according to ISIS’ strict interpretation of Sharia law.
‘Red alert’ as 3,000 people in Turkey are likely linked to Islamic State
Approximately 3,000 people in Turkey are believed to be linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group as being reported by Turkish intelligence report. A “red alert” concerns as well possible attacks on the embassies of Western countries by IS jihadists following last week’s deadly Islamist attacks in France. The report warned of possible bomb attacks “anywhere and anytime” in Turkey by “sleeping cells.”
Turkey has long been accused of not doing enough to stem the flow of jihadists seeking to join the IS group which has captured large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.
Shabazz Suleman (19), a British jihadist who was briefly held in a Turkish prison on the Syrian border and later exchanged with Turkish hostages has said that the Turkish authorities treated him well, even ordering pizza and allowing him and other captives to use the Internet, according to a news report.
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