A Yazidi mother and her son have detailed their community's horrific encounter with the brutal Islamic State terrorist group, and described how the jihadis conquered their homeland in Iraq in 2014 and heinously beheaded children.
CNS News reports that the unnamed Yazidi woman and her eight children appeared in a video testimony published by the Yezidi Human Rights Organization and produced by Dr. Hawar Moradi, a medical doctor who has worked at a number of displacement camps in northern Iraq.
As IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) captured Yazidi territories in northern Iraq in August of 2014, the mother recalls the panic and urgency to flee the area that the Yazidis felt. Although thousands of Yazidi families are now living in displacement camps in Kurdistan, not all Yazidis were able to escape the wrath of IS. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has filmed the caged drowning of eight civilians who were accused of aiding the Iraqi government, along with a new propaganda video showing the ruthless slaughter and execution of men accused of spying for the United States.
An anonymous source who spoke with Iraqi News and lives in Iraq's Nineveh province explained that the brutal terrorist group carried out another one of its heinous drowning executions in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
The eight civilians were chained inside a locked metal cage and submerged into a pool to drown to death. more >>
In an attempt to be spared from a life of rape and sexual enslavement at the hands of Islamic State militants, a 22-year-old Yazidi woman took matters into her own hands and melted her face so that she wouldn't be turned into an object of sexual jihad.
New York City Pastor Bill Devlin, who is in Kurdish Iraq providing aid and assistance to Christians and Yazidis displaced by IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL), told The Christian Post last week that he's heard a number of terrifying accounts from Yazidi families forced to flee from their homes when IS took over large swaths of territory in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014.
As IS conquered Yazidi villages, the group systematically rounded up Yazidi people and separated them by males and females. While the men and older teenage boys were generally shot and killed in masses, the jihadis collected the women and girls and hauled them away to be traded, bought and sold as sex slaves in IS-held strongholds like Raqqa, Syria. more >>
A New York City pastor has spent about $4,000 of his own money to supply much-needed weapons to a Christian militia fighting against the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq.
William Devlin, a pastor at Infinity Bible Church in the Bronx who often travels the world to help Christians and others persecuted in the most dangerous places on Earth, has supplied the Nineveh Plain Protection Units with an assortment of rocket-propelled grenade launchers, grenades and AK-47 assault rifles to help level the playing field in the militia's fight against IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL).
As the NPU is largely made up of Assyrian Christians trying to defend and reclaim their homelands from IS, the militia often finds itself outmatched by the brutal terrorist group, which has obtained quality American-made weapons through military victories against U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria and the Iraqi Army. more >>
In a flip-flop from its oppressive dress code on Syrian and Iraqi women, which requires them to be covered head-to-toe in black burkas, the Islamic State terror group has now outlawed the burka at its security centers in northern Iraq.
The reversal comes after several IS commanders were killed at security centers in Mosul by women clad in burkas, according to the Daily Mail. Women in the rest of Mosul and in all other IS-controlled areas, however, are still being forced to abide by the strict dress code. Many women have been beaten and even killed at the hands of the jihadists' "morality police" for not wearing the body and eye-concealing garb.
But the oppression of a burka has been a relatively minor worry for many Syrian and Iraqi women who've witnessed the massacre of family members and friends at the hands of the terrorists. more >>
A Christian militia in Iraq, called the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, has said it has taken back a traditionally Christian village from the Islamic State terror group with the help of the U.S.-led international coalition.
The Assyrian-led militia announced on its Facebook page that it has liberated the village of Badanah in in the southern Mosul countryside.