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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SANA’A — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a statement on its Al-Manbar website on August 14 announcing support for the operations of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself the Islamic State, in Iraq. “We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. Their blood ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Statement by PM Netanyahu - 20/8/2014

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Shoebat: In a recent conference, Christian leaders exposed the gruesome murders that happened to Christians in Mosul, which went unreported by the mainstream news. The exposition included a recounting of how ISIS Muslims cut the throats of Christians and hung their bodies on crosses, and also how Christian women were raped in front ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

August 19, 2014: Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Hamas' military chief is believed to have been killed in an airstrike in Gaza early Wednesday, Israeli intelligence sources tell Fox News. Israeli officials said Wednesday the country's military targeted Mohammed ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE HILL: Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was effectively "a declaration of war" and called for a stronger U.S. military response. "The president has to announce that this is a basically almost a declaration of war ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA Today: The apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday. In an interview with the BBC, Hammond acknowledged that the militant shown in the unverified video with Foley — who was seized ...

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Aug 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama's next move. "The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision," said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Al Jazeera - The Islamic State group has an army of more than 50,000 fighters in Syria, and recruited 6,000 people in the last month, a monitoring group has said. Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Tuesday that the group's recruitment push was gathering pace every ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind. Tens of thousand of Yazidis fled their ancient homeland of Sinjar and ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance reporter for the U.S.-based news service ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Photo: Avi Rokach) Excerpted from YNET NEWS: A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, ar around 10:40pm. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel. Hamas said it fired 40 rockets at ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: When President Obama announced last year the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on its nuclear program, he cautiously hailed the deal as a “real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement” with Tehran. But while both countries work overtime on thorny nuclear issues, fresh evidence suggests ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighboring Ukraine. “Three armed regiments carried out test fires of S-400 ‘Triumph’ and S-300 ‘Favorit’ surface-to-air missiles,” ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Iraqi Christian and Yazidi representatives will gather in Geneva on Tuesday to urge the U.N.’s top human rights body to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the plight of their imperiled communities. The Human Rights Council has largely ignored the issue up until now. The rally comes 10 days after a coalition of human ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Fox News: A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip was broken Tuesday after three rockets were fired from Gaza City at Israel, prompting Israel’s military to carry out its own airstrikes in response. Israel has not yet responded to the latest round of rocket fire, according to a Fox News crew in the area. Israel’s ...

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Aug 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: Looking out from his hilltop post over the fighting for the Mosul Dam, the Kurdish special-forces commander fretted that his 5,000 troops didn't have the firepower to dislodge Islamist insurgents. Less than 10 miles away, about 80 fighters from the radical Sunni group Islamic State were holed up inside a ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit near the eastern city of Luhansk. ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to intervene in the conflict. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments in an hour-long conversation with reporters ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Iran reportedly carried out the mass execution of 16 prisoners incarcerated in the Qezel Hessar Prison in Karaj early Monday, prompting outrage from dissident groups and bringing the total number of executions to well over 800 since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assumed office last August under the guise of being a ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose regime regularly features near the top of human right advocates’ list of the world’s worst violators, spent a busy weekend condemning the United States over the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. In a Facebook entry and at least a dozen Twitter messages, Khamenei shared his views on the ...

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Aug 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – As the U.N. scrambles to help tens of thousands of religious minority Iraqis displaced by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), experts are warning that jihadists may have forced 1,500 Christians and Yazidis into sexual slavery. “Atrocious accounts on the abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and ...

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Aug 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said. The U.S. began targeting fighters from the Islamic State with airstrikes Aug. 8, allowing Kurdish forces to fend off an ...

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