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Oct 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MURSITPINAR, Turkey – The new U.N. envoy to Syria said Friday that at least 500 civilians remain trapped in the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani besieged by the Islamic State group, warning that they were likely to be "massacred" if it falls to the extremists. Staffan de Mistura raised the specter of some of ...

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Oct 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives. By honoring a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan ...

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Oct 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS, TURKEY: The situation in Kobani, from the global perspective, might not be the most important city in the world. There other key cities in Syria. But it's an important symbol and it is highly visible and perhaps Secretary Kerry is being tone deaf to the importance that Kobani has taken on ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A child from the United Arab Emirates fighting with Islamic State in Syria was killed along with his father in a U.S.-led coalition air strike, supporters of the jihadist group said on social media on Thursday. Mohammad al Absi Abu Obeida, dubbed The Cub of Baghdadi -- a reference to Islamic State ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: Scotland Yard has revealed a fifth man was arrested as part of the terror swoop on Tuesday but his detention was kept secret for ‘operational reasons’. The 20-year-old – whose identity cannot be revealed – is also a former pupil of Westminster City School and now studies physics at King’s College London. He has recently ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE BLAZE: News anchor Emma Alberici is being praised by the Australian prime minister for her “feisty” interview with Wassim Doureihi, the Australian spokesperson for the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir. During the fiery exchange on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Lateline,” Alberici gave Doureihi several chances to condemn the “tactics” bring used by the Islamic State, ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BBC NEWS: The UK is to introduce "enhanced screening" for Ebola for arrivals from affected countries. Downing Street said passengers arriving at Gatwick, Heathrow and on Eurostar would face questions and potentially a medical assessment. Earlier ministers had ruled out screening, saying the UK was following World Health Organisation advice. Meanwhile, the UK is investigating reports a Briton ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The body of one passenger of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate when the plane plunged out of the sky above Eastern Ukraine in July. The passenger, an Australian, did not ...

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Oct 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Pro-Russian rebels fire mortars toward Ukrainian position near to the airport in the town of Donetsk on Wednesday. Associated Press Via Free Beacon: The ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east has all but collapsed as the separatists continue to launch attacks on the crucial Donetsk airport, according to reports. The Russian-backed separatists are ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" Via BBC NEWS: The American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, known as Peter Kassig before he converted to Islam, is now a "dedicated Muslim", according to a former cellmate. The aid worker was ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — An Australian jet fighter has made the country's first airstrike against an Islamic State target in Iraq since the Australian government committed its air force to combat missions, defense officials said on Thursday. The Australian Defense Force did not say what type of facility had been attacked or where in northern Iraq it ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY BEAST: When the Free Syrian Army pushed Assad’s soldiers out of a town south of Damascus, the last thing they expected to find was a Russian spy post, a few miles from the Golan Heights. Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base. Opposition ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WND: In an early release Tuesday of its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report, the Centers for Disease Control disclosed startling revelations from the frontlines of the West African Ebola crisis, finding four counties in southeastern Liberia were unable to respond to the outbreak as little as two months ago. In August, a team of CDC evaluators ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Turkish Kurds standing in the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, watch as smoke rises from a fire following an airstrike in Kobani, Syria, where the fighting between militants of the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces intensified, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Armed police officers are seen on duty in Downing Street, central London September 1, 2014. British anti-terrorism police arrested four men in London on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, as part of an investigation into Islamist-related militancy, the police said in a statement. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) LONDON (Reuters) – British anti-terrorism police arrested four men in London ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: Warplanes from the American-led coalition fighting militants of the Islamic State were reported on Tuesday to have struck targets in and around the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border in support of Kurdish forces locked in street fighting with the militants. If confirmed, the reports could indicate an ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. slamic State fighters using tanks and heavy weapons looted from captured army bases in Iraq and Syria have ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Guardian: It was a victory foretold and started soon after dawn, just as the sun began to bake the desert. Two American F-16 jets roared out of a clear blue sky and dropped heavy payloads on enemy bunkers in the distant foothills. British artillery unleashed a barrage which boomed across the plain, sending ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Arab and other allied countries have carried out only around 10 per cent of the nearly 2,000 air raids against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since early August, US defence officials said on Monday. US warplanes have conducted 1,768 air strikes since August 8, while other coalition aircraft have ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Washington (AFP) - The US military has started flying attack helicopters against Islamic State militants in Iraq for the first time, officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the air war that puts American troops at higher risk. US Central Command, which is overseeing the air campaign in Iraq and Syria, said helicopters took part in ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Turkish tanks line up on a hill outside the village of Mursitpinar next to the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on October 6, 2014 (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis) Suruc (Turkey) (AFP) - Islamic State jihadists pushed into the ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Yahoo News: A 25-year-old woman who joined the Islamic State during the Syrian uprising says she became disillusioned by the militant group's brutality and defected. The woman, who calls herself Khadija, told CNN she grew up in Syria and was teaching elementary school when she began attending peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad. But when ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) – “Christians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,” Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use “moderate ...

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