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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A black flag, bearing white Arabic inscriptions similar to those flown by Jihadis, was mounted at the entrance of a housing estate in East London this week.(Reuters/Stringer) Excerpted from RT: A black flag, bearing white Arabic inscriptions similar to those flown by Jihadis, was mounted at the entrance of a housing estate in Canary Wharf’s East ...

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for Iraq's human rights ministry says hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by militants from the Islamic State group. Kamil Amin says the women are below the age of 35 and some are being held in schools in Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. He said ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from GATEWAY PUNDIT: Mark Arabo, national spokesman for “Ending Genocide in Iraq,” spoke with CNN about the decimation of the Christian community by ISIS in Iraq. “A Christian Holocaust is in our mist. We are actually calling this a Christian genocide… Day by day, it is getting worse and worse. More children are being beheaded. ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE GATEWAY PUNDIT: The barbarity of ISIS has no bounds. ISIS posted photos this week of a crucifixion of a youth in Syria.

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he has authorized the U.S. military to launch targeted airstrikes if Islamic militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq. He also has announced that the military carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid Thursday to Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists. "Today America is coming to help," he ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE BLAZE: UPDATE: Hamas has violated the cease-fire deal between the terrorist group and Israel, according to the Israeli Defense Forces. IDF said on Twitter that Hamas fired two rockets at southern Israel on Thursday. Moments ago, 2 rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. Terrorists have violated the cease-fire.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 8, 2014 GAZA ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek is the top U.S. officer serving in Iraq. He stressed that the Islamic State is a global threat, not a local one. (Thomas Brown/Staff) Excerpted from MILITARY TIMES: The violent advances of Islamic militants in Iraq is not an isolated problem but rather a “growing global challenge” that needs to be dealt ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from CNEW: A contact sent us the following message: Date: August 6, 2014 Subject: Report from Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq This report was sent to us by Ms. Christina Patto, VP Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq. Here what she wrote: Here is our report and some of our testimony concerning the events happening now in North of ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NRO: A British MP has declared his district to be an “Israel-free zone.” George Galloway, MP for Bradford West and the Respect Party leader, said at a Respect Party meeting that he wants his city to reject all Israeli goods, services, and academics. “We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone,” he said. In fact, Galloway wants ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE TELEGRAPH: Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said. “(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Obama at the holocaust memorial WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Aug. 7, 2014: Palestinian Hamas supporters gather for a rally in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Thursday's rally drew several thousand supporters and a senior Hamas official has told supporters at the rally that the war with Israel won't be over until the group's political demands are met.AP GAZA CITY, Gaza City – A senior Hamas ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: ISIS militants mounted a bloody bid to seize Iraq's largest dam Thursday, clashing with Kurds for control of the Mosul’s primary source of fresh water and power. Residents told The Associated Press that the jihadist group had taken control of the Tigris River facility – Iraq’s largest dam - but crack Kurdish ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Islamic State jihadists ruling over much of Syria and Iraq have a new icon, whose fashionably styled curly hair and black-rimmed glasses contrast strikingly with the pose in which he has been photographed: astride a horse, and waving a shining scimitar above his head. Identified by friends as a young Egyptian university ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from MEE: A fresh wave of sectarian-inspired clashes have broken out in the Egyptian city of Minya, local media reported on Tuesday. Violence in the religiously mixed city in Upper Egypt, some 200km south of Cairo, reportedly spread from the nearby Yaacoub village following a dispute. Around a dozen people have been arrested, various news ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NT NEWS: TAKE that, Jaws. This large bull shark might have thought it was safe to go back in the water. But he didn’t count on Brutus, Adelaide River’s most famous and fearsome resident, who showed the shark who was the true king of the waterway. The 5.5-metre croc has become an international sensation, one ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Beast: Some of the European women already in the ranks of the Islamic State are trying to lure their ‘sisters’ to the marriage beds of the caliphate’s holy warriors. BEIRUT, Lebanon — The self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym ISIS, is actively recruiting Western women and girls. And in the ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — Israel is seeking a “robust” and complete disarmament of Hamas in the Gaza Strip in order to ensure that there is no resumption in hostilities, according to a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official who briefed the Washington Free Beacon on upcoming Egyptian-brokered ceasefire talks between the terror group and Israeli government. However, Hamas is ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ABC Australia: People power has been used to free a man who became trapped between the platform and a train at a Perth station on Wednesday morning. Scores of passengers, together with staff at Stirling station, managed to tilt the carriage so the man could free his leg which was wedged in the gap. The ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is seizing several facilities across regions of Syria and Iraq that are critical to public health and safety, potentially endangering hundreds of thousands of civilians, according to reports. The al Qaeda offshoot has engaged in fierce battles in recent days ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from NDTV: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in at Gaza this morning, Hamas fired a flurry of rockets towards Israel - 30 according to some counts. Israel has argued that that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties. But this morning, ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst. Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since ...

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