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Japan condemns IS execution

Japan condemns IS execution

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding. Abe, speaking to public broadcaster NHK, said chances were high that a recording and an image of what appeared to be the...

Secret world of IS training camps

Secret world of IS training camps

Hamid Ghannam’s first day at an Islamic State (IS) training camp was intense. Very early on the morning of 13 August, he picked up his packed clothes and walked quickly to the main street in his village to meet three of his cousins, reports The Guardian. As with many of IS’s young members, he...

'DEADLIEST' ATTACK ON NIGERIAN VILLAGES

Over 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram massacre

Over 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram massacre

Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said. Islamist militants sprayed bullets as they stormed in, driving trucks and armored vehicles last weekend, local authorities said Friday, reports CNN. After they arrived, they unloaded motorcycles and pursued residents who fled...

Villagers kidnapped in North Nigeria

Villagers kidnapped in North Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say. People who fled Malari village in Borno state and arrived in the state capital, Maiduguri, late on Friday said the men had been taken on New Year's Eve. Last year Boko...

THE RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE

THE RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE

Islamic State (IS) is a radical Islamist group, who aims to establish a "caliphate", a state ruled by a single political and religious leader according to Islamic law, or Sharia, that has seized large swathes of territory in eastern Syria and across northern and western Iraq. Sworn allegiance to its leader - Ibrahim...

  

Jordan plane 'not shot down by IS'

Jordan plane 'not shot down by IS'

The Jordanian plane that crashed in Syria was not shot down by Islamic State (IS) militants, the US says. The plane was lost in IS territory on Wednesday morning, and the pilot has been captured. IS militants said that they shot down the plane with a heat-seeking missile. However, the US says "evidence clearly indicates"...

Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

A German author given rare access to territory run by Islamic State has told the BBC that the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he had expected. Juergen Todenhoefer spent six days in the IS city of Mosul in Iraq, travelling there via Raqqa, in Syria. Todenhoefer said he found IS...

'Rebels' kill 62 in Assam

'Rebels' kill 62 in Assam

Separatist rebels have killed at least 62 people in remote villages of India's north-eastern Assam state, police say. Women and children were said to be among the victims and there are fears the death toll could rise. Police blame the attacks on the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The NDFB wants an independent homeland for...

Next target Pak politicians' kids

After the gruesome killing of children in Peshawar this week, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has warned the Nawaz Sharif government that it will start eliminating children of politicians, including Sharif's family, and army officers if the Pakistan government keeps its commitment to hang militants owing allegiance to the terror outfit. The warning came in the form of a letter, written apparently by Mohammed Kharasani, believed to be a top commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. It was received by Pakistan authorities on...

Pakistan army kills 57 Taliban

Pakistan army kills 57 Taliban

Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan. The operations come days after the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar, mostly children. The military has stepped up its offensive against the insurgents in the provinces of...

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