Prominent ISIS recruiter Junaid Hussain has been reportedly killed this week during a U.S. drone strike.
According to the report first slated on CNN, the U.S. forces and intelligence community is in the final stages of confirming that Hussain, who is linked to the Garland, Texas cartoon contest attack, has been killed. A U.S. official said, "We have high level of confidence he was killed."
Believed to have been heavily involved in initiating several attacks against the United States, Hussain is a British-born recruiter and also a well-known hacker. more >>
A Palestinian terror cell planning to attack worshippers at one of the famous Jewish holy sites has been thwarted by authorities on Tuesday.
According to the Times of Israel, four Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli officials as the four were believed to have been planning to bomb and shoot Jewish worshippers who graced Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank City of Nablus.
A Shin Bet statement said the cell was protected by armed men and controlled by the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad group, with their handler being Mohammed Darwish, a senior Islamic Jihad member who was also the same perpetrator from the Gaza Strip. The locals were reportedly amazed at the professional level displayed by the organization. more >>
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, Syria using large amounts of explosives, the antiquities chief said.
The terrorist group captured the city of Palmyra in late May, causing authorities to be concerned over the fate of the ancient heritage sites in the region. Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim confirmed that ISIS used a lot of explosives to detonate the temple of Baal Shamin, according to The Guardian.
The explosion had left the ancient temple in ruins, Abdulkarim added. more >>
In a new video deemed to have been released by the Islamic State, a toddler is seen decapitating his teddy bear as he stands behind an ISIS flag.
Seen by many as a hideous act, the seemingly preschool-aged child is dressed in a jihadi suit and he is encouraged by a man off camera as he slowly and carefully beheads a white teddy bear with a large hunting knife.
Amid Syria's grief over the beheading of its beloved Palmyra ruins archaeologist in the past week, another grievous act has been reportedly committed by the ISIS, as news surfaced that the extremist group has blown up a nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the ruins.
According to CNN, UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, called the fall of the Temple of Baalshamin a "war crime."
Syria's director-general of antiquities and museums, Maamoun Abdulkarim, said that sources in Palmyra informed him on Sunday that members of the extremist group took down the historic temple using numerous explosives. more >>
ERBIL, Iraq — Dozens of Yazidi sex slave survivors, including 9-year-old girls, were rescued this week by smugglers from their Islamic State captors following months of brutal rape and torture by their "owners" and other Jihadi soldiers who purchased them at an IS slave market.
"Their fighters pray to Allah before and after they systematically rape Yazidi women and children, including some as young as 9-years-old," said Hadi Pir, vice president of Yazda, a U.S.-based global Yazidi organization to The Christian Post.
While some Christians had the option to pay jaziya (Islamic tax paid by non-Muslims) to purchase their freedom, most other minority groups such as the Yazidis, who number about 600,000 in Iraq, were specifically targeted and separated for sex slavery. more >>