British ISIS terrorist writes online poem praising Friday attacks

Undated handout photo issued by Aamer Anwar & Co Solicitors of Aqsa Mahmood.

A British militant fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posted Sunday a poem praising the terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait.

Aqsa Mahmood, who left Glasgow to join the terror group, described Friday’s attacks as “a day that will go down in history,” according to The Independent.

The 20-year-old is believed to be working on recruiting other women for the group posted the poem on a blog that she operates under the name of Umm Layth.

“Oh. But it is not for that reason that it shall be remembered,” she wrote in a blog entry entitled “Black Friday”. “It is not for this we praise.”

“If you show no mercy with us then why should we with you?” she asked.

Mahmood added that the attacks would leave a “permanent and blunt [mark]” and that there were “many looking up to what more could be done”.

On Saturday, ISIS claimed responsibility for both the Tunisia and Kuwait attacks. It did not however mention the attack near the French city of Lyon.

Mahmood is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, who said she will be prosecuted if she ever returns to the UK.

#Israel Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on #Iran

Bibi 2015

By Ari Yashar

As world powers and Iran reach a deadline Tuesday – which may be extended – for talks on the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Israel is taking steps to prepare for a military strike on Tehran’s nuclear facilities so as to defend itself from the impending threat.

Iran has refused to allow inspections of its covert nuclear sites and declared it will use advanced centrifuges as soon as a deal is met, meaning the leading state sponsor of terrorism could potentially obtain a nuclear arsenal within weeks, all while getting billions of dollars in sanctions relief through a nuclear deal.

The Hebrew-language Walla! reported Tuesday that it has learned from a foreign source that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot has appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan to head a special team tasked with examining the military options against Iran.

The team would explore what kind of striking options are available to Israel after a deal with Iran is signed.

By appointing such a senior IDF official to the team, it is estimated that Israel is considering the signing of a deal to be a game changer which would require a serious reevaluation of the regional situation, and likely necessitate military action against Iran.

Sources close to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud) say there is a pressing need to present a powerful military option against Iran, a reality which is being used to demand that the defense budget not be reduced by the Knesset.

For over 15 years the IDF has been examining the possibility of military action against Iran’s ever burgeoning nuclear program, and the majority of the funding for such preparedness has gone to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the IDF’s intelligence branch.

“Iran is lying – what do we do?”

A source close to Ya’alon was quoted by Walla! saying, “nothing has changed regarding the military option. Our working assumption is that Iran is lying all the time, beyond the fact that it is funding and directing terror in the Middle East. It (Iran) is our most bitter enemy today, even though we don’t share a physical border with it, and we must not put off any kind of preparedness against it.”

“In the end we don’t believe Iran. We don’t believe the (nuclear) project will be stopped. Therefore the (military) option will remain. …We need to be ready also for the day in which Israel will need to make decisions alone. (What) if it becomes clear they are pushing the envelope in breach of the agreement? Or if Iran goes down deep underground (with its nuclear facilities)? And if new sites are found? Will we wait for the US to take care of them?”

“You have to prepare yourself for all of the threats. Not only for Gaza and Lebanon,” added the source. “The military option costs money but the more time goes by, you’re better prepared to carry out the mission.”

Indicating Israel’s growing preparedness ahead of a potential military clash with Iran, the IAF held a special drill with the Greek air force two months ago, in which roughly 100 members of the IAF took part including dozens of crews from all the F-16i squadrons.

The unusual drill had IAF pilots operating in unfamiliar territory for a night and the following day, and included simulations of strikes and dogfights involving dozens of fighter jets.

Most importantly, in the drill the Greek army reportedly deployed advanced anti-missile defense systems similar to the Russian S-300 that Moscow sold to Iran and has yet to ship. The advanced S-300 system is considered to be a major challenge in carrying out an airstrike in that it can shoot down rockets as well as jets.

Kurdish Fighters Find Image of Baby Girl Being Beheaded by ISIS Terrorists

Vile image of baby girl being ‘beheaded’ found by Kurds on phone taken from dead ISIS fanatics in Kobane

  • Sickening image shows child pinned to floor with knife held to her throat
  • Feared she and her family may have been beheaded for being Alevi Muslims
  • Group have previously been targeted by Islamic State militants in Kobane 
  • Other images of phones show jihadis playing football with severed heads

An horrific image has emerged of a baby girl moments from being beheaded by IS.

The picture is among several recovered by Kurdish soldiers from the mobile phones of dead fanatics in the Syrian town of Kobane.

It shows the child being pinned to the floor, in clear distress as a knife is held to her throat.

It is feared she may have been beheaded along with her family for being an Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been targeted by IS. 

Horror: The harrowing image of the 'beheaded' baby girl was found on the phone of a dead Islamic State militant. Others images showed beheadings and jihadis playing football with the severed heads of victims
muslims decapitate baby

Other pictures show beheadings and jihadis playing football with the severed heads of victims.

They were found by Kurdish YPG fighters defending the besieged town, where more than 1,100 are thought to have been killed since last month.

The photo of the girl is believed to have been taken a week last Friday. There were no shots of her decapitation and her body has not been found, leading some to hope she had a miraculous escape.

The many fighters who have circulated the picture on Facebook have nicknamed her ‘Melek’, meaning angel.

Blast: The picture is among several recovered by Kurdish soldiers from the mobile phones of dead fanatics in the Syrian town of Kobane, pictured this afternoon during an American airstrike

Blast: The picture is among several recovered by Kurdish soldiers from the mobile phones of dead fanatics in the Syrian town of Kobane, pictured this afternoon during an American airstrike

One source, Ali, who obtained the picture from YPG soldiers, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The people of Kobane are desperate for the world to see with their own eyes the atrocities inflicted by these filth.

Each time I look at this picture it makes me weep.

‘You can see how frightened she is. I can almost hear her scream.What kind of depraved monsters are they? What pleasure can killing this child bring anyone?’

Soldiers said Melek, a woman and an older child – thought to be her mother and sister – were witnessed being dragged out of hiding by IS around the time of an air strike.

‘Some have a flicker of hope in their hearts that they might have escaped,’ added Ali.

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isis decapitates christian child

MUSLIMS BEHEADING CHILDREN: We have seen many images and videos of Muslim murder of children for the sake of Islamic ideology, while Muslims holler and celebrate the savagery as if they are at a sports game. Most of the content is being removed by youtube and search engines.

This Christian child (above) was decapitated by Sunni “rebels” in Syria in 2013. They first stormed into the family’s home, killed the parents and then decapitated the small child. Then they used the opportunity for photo-ops for Sunni propaganda and posed as the child’s parents, pretending to mourn it and pretending to be victims of “the Assad regime”.

Syria’s president Assad is from a minority non-Sunni community (Alawites) and is viewed as an infidel. Saudi Arabia wants him removed from power. They Saudi’s along with their ally Qatar funded foreign Sunni terrorists from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Palestine who pretended to be “rebels” fighting for their “democratic rights”. Islam does not acknowledge or approve of any form of democracy. Based on Saudi duplicity, the Saudi’s encouraged US, UK and the EU to provide military aid to their own rebels and these governments directly, through Saudi pressures, supported the terrorists and turned against the victim of terrorism, the Syrian government.

(The Muslim Issue)

#Syria: In first, ISIS beheads two women for sorcery

 By REUTERS// The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.
The beheadings took place in the eastern Deir al-Zor province this week said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict using sources on the ground.

One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city. In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband. All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said.

Islamic State has beheaded local and foreign men in Syria, including enemy combatants, aid workers and journalists as well as people it has deemed as violating its hardline interpretation of Islamic law.

Several of the group’s female captives have been stoned to death previously after being accused of adultery and other offenses. This is the first time it was reported to have beheaded female civilians.

Islamic State also “crucified” five men in al-Mayadeen for eating during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Observatory said.

They were hung up by their limbs on the city wall and children were encouraged to mock them as they suffered, it added.

Activists say Islamic State uses such public punishments in areas where it is present to control the local population through coercion and fear.

ISIS storms Hasakeh provincial capital

Thousands of civilians started fleeing from neighborhoods in Hasakeh after the extremist group seized southwestern parts of the city.

Hasakeh exodus. (image via hawarnes.com)

BEIRUT – ISIS has stormed into the capital of the Hasakeh province a little over a week after the extremist suffered a serious defeat with the loss of the border town of Tel Abyad to the northwest.

At daybreak Thursday, fighters from the militant group breached the regime’s defensive lines in the southwest of the city and seized two neighborhoods as thousands of civilians began to flee from their homes.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported in the morning that ISIS had taken control of the Nashweh and Al-Shariaa quarters of Hasakeh, where the Syrian maintains one of its last two military bastions in the northeastern Syrian province that has fallen increasingly under Kurdish control in past months.

ISIS announced in a statement that it seized the two areas in a surprise operation that involved its fighters infiltrating into the southwest of the city overnight, adding that regime forces were forced to withdraw to the center of the city “in a state of shock of collapse.”

The ISIS assault came amid heightened security measures in Hasakeh after three suicide bombers from the extremist organization detonated themselves on Tuesday near a security post in the Kurdish-controlled part of the city as well as a militia barrack in the regime-controlled southern half of the provincial capital.

Hasakeh—which is populated mainly by Arabs and Kurds as well as Assyrian and Armenian minorities—is managed by an uneasy power-sharing agreement between the Syrian regime and Kurds, which control the southern and northern halves of the city respectively.

The regime-held parts of the city has come under attack by ISIS a number of times in recent weeks, however the government forces—which include not only regular army troops but as well as allied militias composed of local tribal Arabs—had successfully stopped the Islamists from entering.

The latest ISIS attack on Hasakeh comes after the group broadcast messages in its de-facto capital of Raqqa telling residents and its supporters that the recent military setbacks to advancing Kurdish and Free Syrian Army-affiliated forces in northeast Syria were not serious.

On Wednesday, the Observatory reported that ISIS had instructed residents in the city of Raqqa “not to be sad and not to fear anything.”

“God will compensate for the Islamic State’s loss of Tel Abyad with the conquest of another city,” residents of Raqqa were told in one of the city’s mosques.

“[ISIS fighters] lost Tikrit and they conquered Anbar afterward.”

Battlefield balance

The battlefield situation within Hasakeh remained fluid on Thursday amid fast moving developments as ISIS sought to press its advances in the city.

“Intense clashes raged between regime forces backed by National Defense Force troops and Baath Brigades and pro-regime gunmen on one side and ISIS on the other in the southern neighborhoods of Hasakeh,” the Observatory said Thursday morning.

The monitoring NGO cited “trusted sources” as saying that “ISIS reached the Sport City Street across from the Central Prison and Criminal Security Branch” south of the city center.

“The clashes so far have left 30 pro-regime fighters dead, while at least 20 ISIS fighters have been killed.”

“Areas in the western Nashweh neighborhood in Hasakeh have come under aerial bombardment amid continuing fierce clashes,” the SOHR said later in the day.

ISIS, meanwhile, claimed it had killed a Syrian general in the city, announcing it had beheaded him during its attack.

“The daring penetrative operation that the caliphate’s soldiers carried out yesterday evening… on the headquarters of the 5th regiment… in the city of [Hasakeh], killed and injured dozens of the Nusairi regime’s officers and soldiers, including the Nusairi Staff General Ghassan Helweh.”

The statement added that Helweh was the highest ranking officer “whose head God has enabled the caliphate’s soldiers to harvest in Wilayat al-Baraka.”

Syrian state TV acknowledged the fighting in the city, with a breaking news alert saying that fierce clashes were raging between government forces and ISIS, without going into further details.

As fighting raged in the regime-held areas of the city, Kurdish forces controlling northern Hasakeh went on high alert, but did not immediately join the fighting.

ARA News—an Erbil-based outlet that focuses on northern Syrian news—reported that Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters “have been on alert since the dawn.”

“YPG will participate in the clashes in the event they encroach on areas populated by Kurds,” an activist told the outlet.

Civilian exodus

This ISIS advance into Hasakeh sparked a mass civilian exodus not only from the afflicted neighborhoods of the city but also its Kurdish-populated quarters in the north.

The SOHR reported a mass exodus of residents from the Nashweh and Al-Shariaa quarters of Hasakeh and posted a number of pictures showing civilians fleeing the ISIS assault.

ARA News said that “a lot of the fleeing civilians suffered injuries from the bombardment [amid the clashes] during their escape on foot.”

“There are a number of residents stranded in the Al-Shariaa neighborhood amid the bombardment and clashes there,” the outlet added.

Meanwhile, Syrian Kurdish ANHA News said that thousands of residents of the Eastern and Western Nashwe areas as well as Ghoueiran fled in the direction of YPG-controlled Kurdish neighborhoods.

Just as residents escaped the clashes in the southwest of the city, Kurdish residents of northern Hasakeh began leaving en-masse for secure locations elsewhere in the province.

A large number of civilians have left Kurdish-majority areas in the direction of Darbasiyah, Amouda and Qamishli—all Kurdish-controlled cities north of Hasakeh—according to a report by ARA News.

Kurdish-Regime tension

The ISIS attack on Hasakeh comes amid heightened tension between Kurds and pro-regime forces in the city as well the town of Qamishli along the Turkish border.

In recent days, the Syrian government moved to form a new brigade aiming to combat the growing Kurdish influence in northeastern Syria.

On Thursday, the Observatory obtained a copy of the announcement of the formation of a “Jazeera Shield Brigade,” in reference to an Arabic name for the Hasakeh province.

The statement—which was replete with nationalistic pro-regime language—called on Arab tribal leaders to “to prepare a comprehensive field to [confront] the violations against the Arabs in areas under the control of Kurdish forces.”

Ashaq Alawsat reported that the new unit—which will be composed of current pro-regime militiamen—was organized during Syrian National Security Bureau chief Ali Mamlouk’s recent visit to Hasakeh.

The Saudi-owned paper added that the regime intelligence chief met with the governor of the Hasakeh as well as other top figures to discuss the formation of a united fighting force to defend against not only ISIS but the Kurds as well.

Kurdish security official Nasir Haj Mansour condemned the unit, saying its “mission will be to stir up ethnic and sectarian strife and carry out acts of sabotage in line with the regime’s policy that we are used to.”

Last week, Kurdish Asayesh security forces in Qamishli—70 kilometers northeast of Hasakeh—took on regime troops in an unusual round of fighting for the city that has been administered by a power-sharing agreement between both sides since 2012.

The de-facto autonomous Kurdish Cezire canton issued a statement on the dramatic events, blaming the fighting in Qamishli on Syrian regime “provocations.”

The Qamishli clashes come only days after Syria’s Prime Minister visited the town as part of a tour of the northeastern Hasakeh province, during which he pledged a $7 million dollar budget allocation for local governance.

The Syrian regime has kept up public appearances of maintaining control over the northeastern Syrian region, even as the Kurds have moved increasingly toward autonomy amid tense non-aggression agreements with the remaining Syrian regime forces.

In January 2014, Kurdish authorities declared the formation of three self-ruled cantons (Cezire, Afrin and Kobane) under the Democratic Self-Rule Administration of Rojava, which has been dominated by the Democratic Union party (PYD) and its YPG militia forces.

The political reorganization was not recognized by the Syrian regime; however, it has become a de-facto reality, especially since pro-government forces withdrew from most Kurdish-populated regions in 2012, with the exception of Qamishli and the provincial capital Hasakeh 75 kilometers to the south.

Syria’s Kurds have been militarily ascendant in the past few months, rolling back ISIS in the Hasakeh province as well as in the Kobane region.

ISIS executes over 3,000 in Syria in year-long caliphate

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria, including hundreds of civilians, in the year since it declared its self-described “caliphate,” a monitor said on Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group monitoring Syria’s conflict, said it had documented 3,027 executions by IS since June 29, 2014.

Among those executed are 1,787 civilians, including 74 children, said the Observatory.

Members of Sunni Shaitat tribe account for around half of the civilians murdered.

ISIS killed 930 members of the clan in Deir Ezzor last year after they rose up against the extremist Sunni Muslim group.

The toll also includes recent mass killings by ISIS in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, which the jihadist group re-entered briefly this week after being expelled in January.

The monitor said it had counted at least 223 executions in the border town this week.

The Observatory also documented 216 ISIS executions of rival rebel factions and Kurdish fighters, as well as the executions of nearly 900 regime forces.

ISIS has also executed 143 of its own members it accused of crimes including spying, many of them captured as they were trying to desert the group, the Observatory said.

And at least 8,000 ISIS militants have been killed in battles and U.S.-led air strikes, added the monitor.

ISIS emerged in Syria in 2013, growing from Al-Qaeda’s one-time Iraq affiliate and initially seeking to merge with Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front.

When Al-Nusra refused the merger, the two groups become rivals, and ISIS went on to announce its “caliphate” in territory in Syria and Iraq last year, proclaiming its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “Caliph Ibrahim.”

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