Local residents of Iraq's northern city of Mosul killed a security man working for the Islamic State terror group after he sexually harassed a woman in the city, according to reports.
The militant, who was stabbed to death by a mob of local people in the district of Aden in eastern Mosul, was from al-Hisba Police, a security branch of Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, ARA News reported Wednesday.
"Many people (who were seen carrying knives) attacked the official and stabbed him several times all over his body," a witness was quoted as saying. "The perpetrators disappeared before the ISIS-linked police patrols arrived in the area." more >>
Islamic State terrorists have blown up the historic "Clock Church" in the center of Mosul, one of the few remaining Christian structures in the Iraqi city.
Known as the Sa'a Qadima Church, the 1872-built structure used to be an archeological site in downtown Mosul until it was "completely destroyed" by explosives this week, according to ARA News.
A rights activist, identified as Anass Hamzawi, was quoted as saying that the the church's destruction is part of a series of attacks on the ancient heritage of Nineveh province by Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL or Daesh, which seized Mosul in June 2014. more >>
Persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria fear that they are on the "brink of extinction" amid the genocidal actions of the Islamic State terror group.
"We are a people on the brink of extinction," Juliana Taimoorazy, a Chaldean Catholic and ethnic Assyrian, told the National Catholic Register in an interview published Wednesday.
The report notes that hundreds of ancient Christian churches and places of worship have been destroyed by IS throughout Iraq and Syria, while millions of people have been forced to flee as refugees, and entire groups have been killed. Large Christian communities have also been emptied, putting an end to thousands of years of history. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has reportedly killed 45 of its soldiers by locking them in a freezer after they attempted to flee from a battle in Iraq.
MailOnline reported on Iraqi media sources, such as Al Sumaria News, who shared that the 45 IS fighters are believed to have been locked inside forensic freezers, bringing about a slow and prolonged death.
The victims were held inside the freezers for the entire day, after which their bodies were stretched alongside the sides of a road as a warning. more >>
A 16-year-old Yazidi girl has revealed in her testimony that Islamic State fighters raped every last girl older than age 8 in her community, including one 9-year-old girl who was raped by so many men she died from her injuries.
The girl's testimony was shared by British Conservative MP Fiona Bruce earlier this week, after members of Parliament voted unanimously to declare IS' treatment of Christians and Yazidis a genocide, and refer the issue to the United Nations Security Council.
Bruce did not reveal the name of the girl, but said that she witnessed her own father and brother killed in front of her when IS attacked her community. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has executed as many as 250 women and some of their families in Mosul for refusing to become sex slaves, a Kurdish official has said.
In an interview with the Iranian-based AhlulBayt news agency, Said Mamuzini, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official from Mosul, explained that IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has enforced severe consequences on women who refuse to participate in "sexual jihad."
Since conquering Iraq's second-largest city in June 2014, the militant group has forced hundreds, if not thousands, of religious minority women to sexually submit to the group's jihadis by way of forced, temporary marriages. more >>