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Islamic State has 50,000 members in Syria #ISIS

BEIRUT – The jihadist Islamic State has more than 50,000 fighters in Syria and recruited 6,000 last month alone, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The group, which relies on activists, doctors, and lawyers on the ground in Syria for its reporting, said July saw the Islamic State’s largest recruitment yet. … Continue reading

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out … Continue reading

ISIS imposes media controls in Syria province

Reuters, Beirut ISIS has its own media operation distributed on social media and militant Internet forums. (File Photo: Reuters) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria splinter group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq has told activists in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a … Continue reading

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

The Islamic State declaration of Khilafah (Caliphate) From: https://archive.org/download/translations/translations.rar Compiled by: https://twitter.com/AbuUmar8246 “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

8 rebels crucified in Syria by ISIS

A jihadist group in Syria has publicly executed and crucified eight rebels fighting both President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the jihadists, a monitor said on Sunday. The report comes amid fierce clashes on the outskirts of Damascus between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is spearheading a major offensive in Iraq, and … 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 Hoodies and T-Shirts For Sale Online As Islamist ‘Brand’ Goes Global

By http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/reporters/tom-porter 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