Islamic State executes 5 civilians for trying to escape from western Mosul

Islamic State executes 5 civilians for trying to escape from western Mosul

Nineveh : An Iraqi army officer revealed on Monday that the Islamic State group executed five civilians in western Mosul for trying to escape toward the eastern side of the city. Lieutenant Nayef al-Zubaidi said in a press statement, “Intelligence information declared that the Islamic State group executed five civilians for trying to flee from western Mosul toward the eastern

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Islamic State using drones to drop explosives on civilians and troops advancing on Mosul

Colonel Brett Sylvia, who commands an "advise and assist" US unit in Iraq, said IS fighters are attaching small munitions to quadcopters in an attempt to kill local forces as they retake Mosul CREDIT: ROBERT MACPHERSON/AFP

Mosul : The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has evolved the use of drones to release explosive devices which they are dropping on civilians in districts of Mosul. Isil has previously carried out surveillance with drones – usually commercially produced hobbyist quadrocopters but also larger homemade fixed wing craft. Until recently though there was little evidence they had

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Islamic State beheads 12 civilians in Raqqa for possessing satellite devices

Islamic State beheads 12 civilians in Raqqa for possessing satellite devices

Raqqa : Islamic State (ISIS) militants ransacked civilian houses on Sunday, in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa Governorate. Local sources reported that ISIS-controlled al-Hisba police confiscated dozens of satellite receivers and arrested the owners. ISIS extremists executed at least 12 people in Raqqa for possessing satellite devices, activists told ARA News. ISIS claimed that the confiscations and executions were part of a broader

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Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul : Suspected Islamic State fighters have rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said. The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. “Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in

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Islamic State torches sulphur mine near Mosul; 2 civilians dead, hundreds sick

Islamic State torches sulphur mine near Mosul; 2 civilians dead, hundreds sick

Mosul : As the residents complained of coughing, headaches and nosebleeds from as far as 30 kilometers away, a small area hospital has treated around 250 people for breathing difficulties. Over 1,000 people have been treated for breathing issues arising out of the toxic fumes from a sulphur plant set ablaze by the Islamic State fighters in Mosul. IS fighters

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Islamic State arrests more than 100 civilians in Raqqa on suspicion of supporting ‘enemies’

Islamic State arrests more than 100 civilians in Raqqa on suspicion of supporting ‘enemies’

Raqqa : Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has launched a campaign of arrests in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa province, targeting civilians the group says have been involved in cooperating hostile parties, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Monday. The ISIS-linked Hisba police arrested over 100 people in Raqqa on Sunday and Monday, mostly young men. “They were accused of cooperating

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56 civilians

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in Syria kill at least 56

Raqqa : Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition activists and the extremist group said. Residents in the area blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the strikes that targeted two villages, Tokhar and Hoshariyeh, which are controlled by Islamic State, activists

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Islamic State Jihadists in Drag Busted Hiding Among Fallujah Civilians

Islamic State Jihadists in Drag Busted Hiding Among Fallujah Civilians

Baghdad : Iraqi police officers recently arrested a half dozen Sunni Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists as they attempted to escape the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah incognito, dressed up as women to hide among fleeing civilians, reports Shiite Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency (FNA). The incident in Fallujah is not the first time ISIS fighters have been caught cross-dressing to

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