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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The president chaired a meeting of the National Defence Council after the Sinai attacks Via BBC NEWS: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai. At least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via YNET NEWS: "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit. "We mustn't pretend there isn't ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: On the barren wastes of Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis are once more surrounded and fighting for their lives. "We saw Isil, there are daily clashes with Isil. Today and yesterday there was heavy fighting," said one stranded Yazidi man, Dre'i Shamo, last week. "The situation is very tragic and critical." Further south, the advance ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WaPo: The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed. Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON -- America has lost its first soldier in its fight against Islamic State from non-combative wounds, the Pentagon announced on Friday night. 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, died Thursday in Baghdad. The incident is under investigation, the Pentagon said. Strikes against Islamic State in Syria began last month, after US President Barack ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Senior US officials said Friday that a request by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, was denied by the Obama administration. According to a report in Ynet, the officials said the administration was settling scores with Ya’alon ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday. The use of chlorine gas as a weapon adds a new concern to the turmoil in the country. The reports, if confirmed, would be the first time the Sunni ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon. The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIMES OF ISRAEL: Less than a day after a terrorist attack on a light rail station in Jerusalem in which a three-month-old baby was killed, tensions flared in the capital. Early Thursday morning, a Jewish kindergarten in East Jerusalem was pelted with rocks. No casualties were reported in the incident, which took place in the Ma’ale ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Islamic State fighters inspect a hill in the outskirts of Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he retired, he worked to serve soldiers. He died on Oct. 13 at age 52. (3rd Infantry Division/Facebook) Via ARMY TIMES: A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Associated Press: Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State group's financial strength, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via JIHAD WATCH: Everyone knows that poverty causes terrorism, and that therefore giving money to Muslim states will quell terrorism. All the learned analysts say that. But when the last Western authority finishes his or her speech to that effect, these wealthy young Muslims with master’s degrees will still be supporting jihad, and all the ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The Pentagon confirmed to the Free Beacon on Wednesday that a U.S. shipment of weapons dropped into Iraq likely strayed off course and was likely intercepted by Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) militants. After reviewing information about the weapons drop, which was intended to arm anti-IS forces near the embattled town of Kobani, ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them” Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.” Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Catherine Herridge: The Taliban are claiming that two senior members of the Haqqani terror network recently visited the five former Guantanamo detainees who were traded for an American soldier, raising new questions about the terms of their one-year house arrest in Qatar and eventual release in the spring as U.S. forces leave Afghanistan. The Taliban statement, ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via GATEWAY PUNDIT: ISIS Is Holding At Least Four More American Hostages The ISIS (ISIL) terrorist group released video of Alan Henning’s beheading earlier this month. Henning was a British aide worker in Syria. At the end of the video ISIS promised to behead American Peter Kassig. The ISIS beheader says in the video: Several #ISIS supporters on #Twitter say ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DENVER (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie Payne says they're safe and have been ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN -- We've all heard that dog is man's best friend and that's certainly how an East Grand Forks man who's also a disabled veteran sees it. But, he and his family have been told by their landlord to be out in three days, because of a doctor-approved nine-week-old assistance dog. Phoenix, ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Smoke and flames rise following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, as seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on October 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WFB: A video released by the Islamic State on Tuesday allegedly shows a stray weapons bundle from the United States that missed its target in Kurdish-controlled areas near Kobani, Syria and instead fell into the hands of IS (ISIS or ISIL) militants. Sunday evening, the Pentagon confirmed that the U.S. military had conducted a weapons drop ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Iraqi Kurds recently released a musical parody mocking the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The video aired on a Kurdish TV channel, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which obtained and translated the parody. The video features bearded men dressed as ISIS fighters playing air guitar on their rifles, pretend ...

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