THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES AGAINST DAECH
In Syria, the French, Americans, Germans and Canadians are committed to the fight against the Islamic State.
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM FROM ISIS More YPG volunteer, Gregory (French Foreign legion) and Harry from UK pic.twitter.com/o6gaP6o7Gm
— Sherry Leeds (@S_Leeds) March 29, 2015
Even in war, a soldier called William keeps his good manners. While Josh, an american sniper, made the show, unsheathing a fork - "the only one in the whole province of Rojava" claims he - William accomplishes the feat of elegant dining with hands, pushing the refinement up to wipe a handkerchief instead of a lattice of setbacks. William, a rare French to fight in the People's Protection Units ( YPG ), the Syrian Kurdish militias, the man rejects all the clichés. Neither mountain of muscles or spook or clueless. Just a normal guy, at the head of an advertising agency, which, one morning, decides to take a year off to go fight the Islamic state. The origin of this commitment, the feeling of a huge mess left by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: "Millions of dollars and so many lost lives for the triumph of evil! I could not sit idly by, "he said. Since the fall of Mosul , in June 2014, the French admits obsessed with bloody Advanced jihadists. He viewed everything he can find about the horrors of Daech, drawing from the unbearable what form its determination. The man also told anxious to restore a semblance of balance: "There are more than a thousand French with Daech. I mean they represent neither France nor its values. We will not let these barbaric act with impunity. »
ISIS (ISIL) map update as of April 6
Wikipedia Source, Map of Syrian Civil War and the Iraqi insurgency :Green Controlled by Syrian rebels Pink:Controlled by Syrian government Lilac Controlled by Iraqi government Grey Controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) White Controlled by al-Nusra Yellow Syria: Controlled by Syrian Kurds Yellow Iraq Controlled by Iraqi Kurds.
American-led coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Called as well): Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve
The Global Coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Daesh), also referred to as the Counter-ISIL Coalition or Counter-DAESH Coalition, is a US-led group of nations and non-state actors that have committed to “work together under a common, multifaceted, and long-term strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL/Daesh”. According to a joint statement issued by 59 national governments and the European Union, participants in the Counter-ISIL Coalition are focused on multiple lines of effort:
- Supporting military operations, capacity building, and training;
- Stopping the flow of foreign terrorist fighters;
- Cutting off ISIL/Daesh’s access to financing and funding;
- Addressing associated humanitarian relief and crises; and
- Exposing ISIL/Daesh’s true nature (ideological delegitimisation).
Operation Inherent Resolve is the operational name given by the US to military operations against ISIL and Syrian al-Qaeda affiliates. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve is co-ordinating the military portion of the response.
The following multi-national organisations are part of the Counter-ISIL Coalition:
European Union – declared to be part, most members are participating;
NATO – all 28 members are taking part;
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf or GCC – all six current members and the two pending members, Jordan and Morocco, are taking part.
Islamic State strikes back in Anbar province
According to WashingtonPost.Com, Islamic State militants launched a devastating assault on Iraqi government forces in the capital of Anbar province Friday 10th of April, wounding two senior security officers, battling troops in the city center and executing more than a dozen civilians for ties to the government.
Islamic State fighters battled Iraqi troops in new areas of the provincial capital Ramadi — just 75 miles west of Baghdad — in an offensive that brought fresh urgency to the government’s plans to take on the militants in their stronghold in western Iraq.
Islamic group militants have published and announced in mosques the names of at least 100 people inside the Iraqi city of Fallujah to be executed for their lack of cooperation with the extremists, a local official told Rudaw on Friday.
“They declared the killing of at least 100 local Fallujah figures to be halal [permitted by Islam] because they have not joined Daesh [Arabic acronym for ISIS] militias,” Nouri Aftan, head of a Fallujah citizens’ committee, said in a press conference.
Ten doctors who refused to treat wounded Islamic State militants faced a familiar punishment meted out by the terror group — bullets to their heads, according to a report.A photograph shows the doomed docs being shot 15 miles south of Mosul, the group’s stronghold in the northern Iraqi desert, the Daily Mail reported.
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Kansas man arrested in bomb plot in support of ISIS
A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group.
John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, had arrived at the Kansas base with two undercover FBI agents to detonate what he did not realize was an inert bomb, prosecutors said.Booker was charged with three criminal counts including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to ISIS fighters, who have captured parts of Iraq and Syria over the past year and have sympathizers in several countries.
A second Topeka man, Alexander Blair, 28, was arrested and charged on Friday with failing to report a felony. Blair shared some of Booker’s views, knew of his intent to detonate a bomb at Fort Riley and loaned Booker money to rent a storage unit Booker used to store bomb components, prosecutors said.
Additionally, The FBI arrested Joshua Van Haften, 34, of Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after returning “in custody” from Turkey where the Justice Department alleges he attempted to join ISIS.Van Haften departed the U.S. in August 2014, leaving behind a trail of radicalized social media postings and a number of concerned roommates and associates who were aware of his radical ideology, according to the FBI complaint.
Isis closes in on Damascus after seizing Yarmouk refugee camp
More than anywhere else in Syria, the fight for Yarmouk – especially since Isis stormed the camp on 9 April – has captured the shifting allegiances and, at times, cynical complexities that now define the myriad battlefields across the ruined country.
Most of the 200,000 or so Palestinians who lived in Yarmouk until late 2012 are now second-time refugees, either elsewhere in Syria, across the border in Lebanon or in Jordan.
Most of the estimated 600 Isis fighters who now control up to 80% of Yarmouk are local men who were previously aligned to other opposition groups, camp insiders say. Some of the militants had previously been exiled, and most of those who returned were smuggled in by the al-Qaida-aligned Jabhat al-Nusra, which remains a staunch foe of Isis in northern Syria.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has maintained a low profile throughout the siege, which has repeatedly been described by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) as an atrocity. Throughout the past two years, the UN body has only been able to secure piecemeal access to starving residents, some of whom have died from hunger and thirst.
Kurds report new gains against ISIS Northern Syria
Kobane, Syria – Subsequent to clashes with the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), the joint forces (the People’s Protection Units “YPG”, FSA, and Peshmerga) regained two villages southeast of Kobane in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria, amid continued fighting in the eastern countryside of the city, military sources reported on Friday.
ISIS in Egypt claims soldier’s execution-style killing
Egyptian Islamists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group have posted a video online appearing to show them shooting dead an Egyptian soldier and beheading another captive.
The video, uploaded overnight on social networks, shows an individual telling the camera that he is an Egyptian soldier who was captured in an ambush on an army outpost in North Sinai on April 2.
Attacks claimed by Islamists that day killed 15 soldiers and two civilians near the regional capital of El-Arish, the deadliest assault for months despite a massive army campaign against insurgents on the Sinai Peninsula.
Malaysian police monitoring ISIS elements within armed forces
Malaysian police are working closely with the Armed Forces to identify elements of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) within its ranks, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. Referring to the two Armed Forces personnel detained with 15 other suspected militants last week, Khalid said police were monitoring members of the group that returned from Syria and those still in that country.
Nearly Half of ISIS Europeans Are From
A report coming out from France’s domestic intelligence services, estimates that 1,430 French fighters are fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria, nearly half of the 3,000 Europeans they have overall. French officials say that of the 1,430 fighters some 200 are believed to have returned to France, and many are believed to be active in recruiting others or planning attacks domestically.
France has had problems with unrest among its Muslim minority for years, and ISIS seems to be parlaying those problems into a healthy stream of recruits for their fighting forces in the Middle East.
Group Behind Benghazi Attack May Pledge Allegiance to ISIS
Ansar al-Sharia, the top jihadi group in the civil war-torn country of Libya, has edged closer to pledging allegiance to ISIS after its spiritual leader and top judge, Abu Abdullah al-Libi, defected to the radical group, according to an audio message released by the terror group.
In the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, where both ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia have been battling the forces of Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, the group have implemented sharia courts and an Islamic police force.
Libya is currently divided between two rival factions in its western and eastern regions following the removal of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 by rebels backed by a coalition including France, Britain, United States and Italy.
The power vacuum in Libya has allowed rival jihadi groups, especially ISIS, to proliferate, with the group controlling the coastal town of Derna in the country’s east and capturing key areas in the central city of Sirte.
Spain jails seven jihadists suspected of planning to bomb Jewish bookstore
An investigative judge on Friday jailed seven suspected jihadists in a case involving alleged discussions about targeting a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona. Other potential targets of the group included synagogues and public buildings in the Catalonia region, the magistrate said in a report after receiving information from prosecutors.
The cell also planned to behead a person on a public street similar to a 2013 London attack, media reports said, citing prosecutors at the National Court.Members of the cell planned to place the victim in an orange jumpsuit like the Islamic State militant group and kill the person in front of cameras, the EFE news agency and other media reported.
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