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Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

By Bill Roggio Fighters from the newly established Islamic State ambushed and destroyed an Iraqi armored column in the western province of Anbar. Islamic State fighters also captured several American-made armored personnel carriers. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces. The Islamic State’s Anbar Wilayat (division or province) released a series … Continue reading

The Islamic State declaration of Khilafah (Caliphate) #ISIS #IS

The Islamic State declaration of Khilafah (Caliphate) From: Compiled by: “This Is the Promise of Allah” An announcement by Ash-Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al-Adnaani (May Allah Protect him) Praise be to Allah, the Mighty and Strong. And may peace and blessings be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to all … Continue reading

Iraq: ISIS Execution Site Located

HRW (Baghdad) – Analysis of photographs and satellite imagery strongly indicates that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit after seizing control of the city on June 11, 2014. The analysis suggests that ISIS killed between 160 and 190 men in at least two locations between June 11 and … Continue reading

ISIS reaches border of Saudi Arabia

The brief statement by the Saudi Royal Court reflects the heightened state of alert in the entire region. The Extremists have reached the border. Al-Qaed is a stone’s thrown from three countries: Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ISIS, the most extreme faction of al-Qaeda, is mobilizing its forces to face Assad’s regime and recently, Maliki’s … Continue reading

ISIS executes and crucifies one of its own

ISIS executes and crucifies one of its own

ISIS executes and crucifies one of its own By Elad Benari, Canada The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) on Friday executed and crucified one of its own men for corruption in Syria, a watchdog and jihadist sites said, according to AFP. Photographs posted on websites showed the body and bloodied head of … Continue reading

Isis Hoodies and T-Shirts For Sale Online As Islamist ‘Brand’ Goes Global

By Zirah Moslem jihadist T-shirt, yours for $13 (Facebook) Its social media savvy has made Isis a “terror brand” to rival al-Qaida, with supporters worldwide following the brutal exploits of the Islamist group through its Twitter updates or even downloading the group’s own app. Now supporters can show their loyalty to the group by … Continue reading

ISIS and an Open Border: A Perfect Storm

By Brian C. Joondeph As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) marches through Iraq, leaving slaughter and mass graves in its wake, the obvious concern is the eventual creation of a terrorist state in the Middle East. Far across the world on the U.S. southern border, children from Central America are streaming north, … Continue reading

The rise of ISIS

On June 7, 2006, American troops dropped a 230-kg bomb on a house located approximately five miles north of Baqubah. The strike killed Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, then leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). AQI fighters subsequently withdrew towards the north of Anbar province and were ultimately defeated by the American forces. At the time, the … Continue reading